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Biofuels - Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council

January 2009 Corporate Synopsis

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GCE is About Renewable Bio-Energy Without Consuming from the Food Chain

From Saw Dust

Or Coal

Or Switchgrass

And Wood Waste

Through Our Plant

Or Yard Waste

Or Landfill Waste

To Produce

Biofuels

With No Corn

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Executive Summary

Gulf Coast Energy, Inc. (“GCE”) is a bio-energy company formed to

develop and operate multiple biofuel production facilities.

Management and Directors heavily experienced in heavy

manufacturing, start-ups, wood-use industry, auto industry, and

chemical industry

GCE will utilize cellulosic biomass gasification (thermo-chemical)

technology.

This technology provides for extraordinary yields, low operating

costs, and superior environmental performance.

Each plant takes 14-18 months to construct

Each plant will create approximately 60 jobs at Phase I

Full capacity is typically 100 mmgpy, with headcount at about 150.

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Phase I Projects

Gulf Coast Energy (GCE) is in the process of financing three

initial facilities; two in AL and one in TN.

GCE is also seriously looking at a location in Mississippi that

will be divulged at a later date.

Phase I for each of these plants will range from a single

module 10 mmgpy ethanol Phase I plant to a multiple

module, multiple product 45 mmgpy Phase I plant.

Each 10 mmgpy nameplate module will be capable of

producing up to 12 mmgpy actual capacity.

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Simple “Cellulosic” Chemistry

Cellulose

Hemi-Cellulose

Lignin

-Fermentation requires sugar to convert to

ethanol

-Cellulose, hemi-cellulose, and lignin are

the components of wood

--All are made up of increasingly complex

sugar and other molecules (see left)

-Enzymes and microbes break these down

to allow the fermentation process to take

place.

-Typically biological conversion will result

in CO2 generation and other non-fuel byproducts.

-However, these molecules – regardless

of actual sugar content - are made up of

carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, or C, O,

and H

-Gasification can use all of these and they

don’t have to be in the form of sugars.

CONFIDENTIAL

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Fuel Chemistry – Biomass Gasification

Methanol

Ethanol

Iso-Octane

Octane

Hexa-Decane; Diesel

Synthesis Gas

H2 CO CO2 CH4–Methane

CONFIDENTIAL

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BIOFUEL PROCESS

UNITS

Biofuel

Biomass

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GCE Process - GFT

Plants are designed and constructed in 10 mmgpy modules as shown below.

Our technology can use a wide variety of feedstocks, including biomass, MSW,

and even coal. We have already trialed over 20 feedstocks in our demo plant.

Our technology can also produce a wide variety of end products including those

depicted below.

GFT Unit 1

Ethanol

GFT Unit 2

Bio-synthetic Diesel

GFT Unit 3

GFT Unit 4

GFT Unit 5

Other Biofuel – See Below

Bio-synthetic Gasoline

Aviation Fuel

Bio-synthetic Crude Oil

Hydrogen

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GCE Process - GFT

GCE’s process has no designed vents, and the only

emissions are fugitive emissions from pumps, valves, and

the like, and the dryer.

Virtually all of the carbon is re-circulated for fuel production.

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GCE Process - GFT

GCE is working with the City of Hoover, Alabama to receive its woody yard waste,

and convert it to ethanol to fuel its fleet.

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ASTM Certified and General Motors Approved Product – March 2009

CONFIDENTIAL

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GCE Demonstration Plant

GCE’s Demonstration Plant is in operation at the headquarters in Livingston,

Alabama

Demo Plant in Operation

Front Feed End, Dryer, and Reformer

Demo Plant in Operation

Front Boiler End, Boiler, Scrubbers, and Dryer

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GCE Pilot Plant

Demo Plant in Operation

Full View Inside Building

Wood Piles

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Gulf Coast Energy Headquarters – Livingston, Alabama

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Conclusions

Biomass Gasification fuel production is fully renewable and reduces greenhouse

gas emissions over petroleum processes.

Biomass Gasification is over 500% more energy efficient than petroleum refining.

GCE’s biomass gasification technology can be used to produce a full spectrum of

fuels and lubricants including the following:

Ethanol Bio-Synthetic Diesel Bio-synthetic Gasoline Aviation Fuel

Bio-synthetic Crude Oil

Hydrogen

Biomass, coal, and landfill waste feedstocks are immensely abundant.

Biomass Gasification produces extraordinary yield rates

GCE’s design is modular and can easily be replicated in multiple locations

Similar to Hoover, AL, GCE’s technology is a natural fit for organized

municipal/regional partnerships.

America can become truly energy independent and fully renewable if She

chooses to! Let’s work together to start today!

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