Canada's Lignol now offering its High Performance Lignin to partners for industrial production trials

VANCOUVER, British Columbia , April 28, 2011 (press release) – Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC), a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, has recently begun to sell tonnage quantities of its proprietary High Performance Lignin (HP-LTM) to its development partners for industrial production trials.

"Lignol has a unique capacity to manufacture and supply High Performance Lignin in sufficient quantities for industrial trials," said Ross MacLachlan, President and CEO. "With the manufacturing capabilities of our pilot-scale biorefinery and our existing inventory of High Performance Lignin, we are well positioned to supply industrial partners with the volumes necessary to develop major commercial markets."

"These capabilities, coupled with our innovative applications development expertise, position Lignol as a preferred partner with companies looking to enhance their business by incorporating renewable chemicals in their product lines," added MacLachlan.

Industrial trials are an important step in the process of obtaining commercial validation and customer acceptance of products incorporating High Performance Lignins. The process involves months of laboratory-scale product applications testing by Lignol and its development partners culminating with industrial production trials.

"These industrial trials are a significant step forward for Lignol in the development of off-take agreements for a commercial biorefinery that produces both cellulosic ethanol and High Performance Lignin," concluded MacLachlan.

About Lignol

Lignol (TSXV: LEC) is a Canadian company undertaking the development of biorefining technologies for the production of advanced biofuels, including fuel-grade ethanol, and renewable chemicals from non-food cellulosic biomass feedstocks. Lignol's modified solvent based pre-treatment technology facilitates the rapid, high-yield conversion of cellulose to ethanol and the production of renewable chemicals, including high purity HP-L™ lignins. HP-LTM lignin represents a new class of high purity lignin extractives (and their subsequent derivatives) which can be engineered to meet the chemical properties and functional requirements of a range of industrial applications that until now has not been possible with traditional lignin by-products generated from other processes. Lignol is executing on its development plan through strategic partnerships to further develop and integrate its core technologies on a commercial scale. Lignol also intends to invest in, or otherwise obtain, equity interests in energy related projects which have synergies with its biorefining technology. For more information, please visit Lignol's website at www.lignol.ca.

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