FUQING CITY, China , Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Clean Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CCGY) ("China Clean Energy", the "Company"), a producer of biodiesel fuel and environmentally-friendly specialty-chemical products made from renewable resources in The People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced today that the trial production phase at its Jiangyin plant has been successfully completed and as of January 2010 the new plant is operating on a commercial basis. Additionally, the Company's administrative headquarters is now located at the new plant.
As previously disclosed, the Jiangyin plant will increase the Company's specialty-chemicals capacity by 30,000 tons per year to a total of 40,000 tons per year. In addition, the new plant will increase biodiesel capacity by 40,000 tons per year to 50,000 tons per year. Management anticipates that for the first quarter of 2010, China Clean Energy will produce a total of 4,000-4,500 tons of specialty chemicals and 3,000-4,000 tons of biodiesel in both plants. Management presently expects revenue for the first quarter of 2010 to be RMB 50 million (approximately $7.3 million ), representing an increase of approximately 150% over the comparable period in 2009.
"We are very pleased with the results from the trial phase as the production equipment is operating according to plan," said Mr. Tai-ming Ou, China Clean Energy's Chairman and CEO. "With the continued support of our customers and hard work and dedication of our partners and employees we have launched commercial operations at the Jiangyin plant in January 2010 . We expect our existing customers to absorb up to 50% of our increased specialty-chemicals capacity within the next 6 months, and intend to strengthen our business development efforts to ensure a ramp-up to full capacity by the end of 2010."
About China Clean Energy:
China Clean Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Fujian Zhongde Technology Co., Ltd. and Fujian Zhongde Energy Co., Ltd, is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of biodiesel and specialty-chemical products made from renewable resources. For additional information please visit: http://www.chinacleanenergyinc.com
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward- looking statements, including but not limited to, projected revenue and income, the effectiveness, profitability, and the marketability of the Company's products; the ability of the Company to successfully utilize its production capacity; the Company's ability to protect its proprietary information; general economic and business conditions; the ability of the Company to commercialize biodiesel and specialty chemicals profitably; the volatility of the Company's operating results and financial condition; the Company's ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that the Company's expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.
For more information, please contact: China Clean Energy Inc. Shannon Yan, CFO Email: [email protected] CCG Investor Relations Inc. Crocker Coulson, President Phone: +1-646-213-1915 (New York) Ed Job, CFA Phone: +1-646-213-1914 Email: [email protected]
SOURCE China Clean Energy Inc.