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Cate Street Capital and Zilkha Biomass Energy Announce Agreement to Produce Advanced Black Pellets

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - March 10, 2014) - Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC, a renewable energy company providing the first commercially available water-resistant wood pellet, has agreed to license its Zilkha Black® Pellet technology to Cate Street Capital, a national leader in developing green technology companies.

Thermogen Industries, the pellet manufacturing subsidiary of Cate Street Capital, will utilize Zilkha Biomass Energy's patented proprietary process to produce black pellets at their Millinocket, Maine location. This partnership will address the growing international demand for a cleaner, renewable, drop-in replacement for coal.

Thermogen Industries will produce more than 300,000 metric tons per year of water-resistant black pellets, greatly increasing the supply of this biomass product to the renewable energy market. Black pellets handle like coal, and they serve as the ideal alternative for coal-firing plants who are under increasing pressure to replace their fossil fuels with cleaner, sustainable sources.

"Thermogen Industries is strategically located in the northeast of the United States, and they have the infrastructure to greatly increase the supply of the Zilkha Black® Pellet," says Jack Holmes, CEO of Zilkha Biomass Energy.

"We're very excited about the strength of the project and the team they've put together. They are an ideal partner for this kind of collaboration."

"Partnering with Zilhka will allow Thermogen to begin producing more pellets more quickly, tripling annual production. This will mean more jobs for Maine, and a stronger financial footing in Thermogen's early stages. Our customers are saying we must have more capacity from the start, and Zilkha Biomass Energy's technology will help Thermogen meet that need," says John Hallé, President & CEO of Cate Street Capital.

Biomass pellet export volumes from North America to Europe have steadily increased over the past several quarters and the market for this renewable product is expected to grow rapidly. Black pellets offer an attractive alternative to conventional pellets due to their water-resistance, durability, reduced dust problems, higher energy content and lower shipping cost.

About Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC
Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC produces baseload, renewable fuel in the form of the Zilkha Black® Pellet. The Zilkha Black® Pellet is the first advanced pellet in the industry that is commercially available. The product of years of R&D, our versatile Black pellet is the ideal choice for converted coal units as well as co-firing markets in Europe and Asia.

Our Black Pellet provides the low-capex option for fully converting coal units, and it has successfully been fired in small, medium, and large scale tests across Europe. For co-firing, our low-dust Black pellets can be mixed directly with coal prior to milling. They can be transported and stored like coal.

Our 275,000 metric ton per year Selma plant will be online in early 2015 and we are actively licensing our technology to 3rd party producers to expand the supply of available Black pellets. Zilkha Biomass Energy is located in Houston, Texas.
http://www.zilkhabiomass.com/

About Cate Street Capital and Thermogen Industries
Cate Street Capital, Inc. (CSC) is a unique investment company that brings innovative technologies and environmentally-sustainable solutions to the market. Founded in January 2009, CSC goes beyond investing in "green" companies. CSC develops and manages them, providing solid, long-term investor returns while changing industries to benefit our planet. 

Many industrial practices have proven to be harmful to our environment and our health, leading to an increased demand for innovative, "green" solutions. CSC identifies these breakthrough technologies and invests resources into testing, perfecting and bringing them to market. Thermogen Industries is a subsidiary of CSC and a multi-faceted manufacturing company whose mission is to use renewable resources to produce bio-based alternative fuels for energy generation and commercial applications.
http://www.catecapital.com/
http://www.thermogenind.com/

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