TexCom, Inc. Obtains $10.6 Million Equity Commitment From U.S. Renewables Group for Houston Biodiesel Plant

Aug 09, 2006, 01:00 ET from TexCom, Inc.

    HOUSTON and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TexCom, Inc.
 (OTC Pink Sheets:   TEXC) today announced that it has executed a Membership
 Interest Purchase Agreement and associated documents with U.S. Renewables
 Group, LLC (USRG). Under the agreement, USRG will provide $10.6 million in
 equity funding to Houston Biodiesel LLC, a TexCom affiliate. TexCom will
 contribute an additional $3.5 million to complete the equity component of
 the funding. TexCom will also act as Asset Manager for the project to
 construct a 35 million gallon per year biodiesel production facility at the
 LBC Terminal in Seabrook, Texas. In addition, TexCom will receive a
 significant carried interest and ownership in the plant, and be responsible
 for operations.
     "USRG is an ideal equity partner for TexCom's first biodiesel
 production facility, adding additional financial strength to the venture,"
 said Lou Ross, President of TexCom. "The competitive advantages of the
 project are many, including rail, highway, barge and deep vessel access,
 coupled with being ideally located in the large Texas diesel fuel market."
     "USRG's investment in TexCom for Houston Biodiesel LLC is the first
 milestone in what we intend to be a long partnership," said USRG Managing
 Partner James McDermott. "The new realities of the 21st century energy
 industry demand alternatives to fossil fuels. At USRG we believe renewable
 energy and other 'carbon-lite' technologies are the future."
     Lurgi PSI (Memphis) will construct the Houston Biodiesel plant in
 accordance with a lump sum, turnkey Engineering, Procurement & Construction
 Agreement. LBC Houston, owner and operator of the terminal facility at
 Seabrook, will lease tankage and other terminal assets and provide certain
 terminal services to Houston Biodiesel under a long-term lease agreement.
     About TexCom, Inc.
     Headquartered in Houston, Texas, TexCom, Inc. is pursuing investment
 opportunities in certain energy related businesses and developing them to
 their logical and full commercial potential. For more information, please
 visit the company Web site at http://www.texcomresources.com .
     About U.S. Renewables Group
     U.S. Renewables Group, LLC ("USRG") is an investment company
 capitalizing on the fastest-growing segments of the $650B energy
 marketplace. USRG acquires, develops and operates renewable stationary
 power generation and clean fuel assets primarily in North America. USRG
 operates nationally from headquarters in Los Angeles and offices in New
 York. For more information, please visit the company Web site at
 http://www.usregroup.com .
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