IRVINE, CA - BlueFire Renewables Inc., a cellulosic ethanol company, announced a 15-year contract with Cooper Marine & Timberlands that calls for the company to provide feedstock for BlueFire's planned plant in Fulton, Miss.

Under the agreement, Cooper Marine & Timberlands (CMT) will supply BlueFire's Fulton facility with all of the feedstock required to produce approximately 19 million gallons of ethanol per year from locally sourced cellulosic materials, including wood chips and construction waste.

"This is a very exciting time for BlueFire Renewables as we complete the final steps to bringing cellulosic ethanol to fruition in the U.S. marketplace," said BlueFire Renewables CEO Arnold Klann.