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Pure Energy Corporation Appoints Irshad Ahmed as Vice President and Chief Science Officer

For Immediate Release

May 9, 1997. Pure Energy Corporation, a bio-based alternative fuel company, is pleased to announce it has appointed Irshad Ahmed as Vice President and Chief Science Officer. At Pure Energy, Mr. Ahmed will be responsible for directing the Company's research and development programs, effective June 1, 1997. Prior to joining Pure Energy, Mr. Ahmed has been Director of Renewable Energy and Biotechnology for the consulting firm of Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc.

Merrick G. Andlinger, President and CEO of Pure Energy, stated: "We are extremely pleased that a scientist with the reputation and qualifications in the bio-based field that Irshad Ahmed possesses has joined our team. He will significantly deepen our on-going programs to bring our fuel to market."

Mr. Ahmed has spent over 11 years researching and developing renewable energy technologies, alternative energy, and energy conservation systems. His work in both the public and private sectors has integrated advances in biotechnology and engineering for the production of biofuels, biochemicals, and biomaterials. He serves on the boards of a number of biotechnology and renewable energy organizations. He is the President of the Board of Directors of both the National Biodiesel Foundation and EarthOne Inc, and is a consultant to the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Mr. Ahmed holds a BS (with Distinction) in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University in India, and has advanced degrees in Chemical Engineering, and Agricultural & Biological Engineering from Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. In addition, he has received specialized training in Chemical Plant Operation & Technology Management from the School of Chemical Engineering Practice and the Sloan School of Business Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Incorporated in 1994, Pure Energy now has offices in New York City and Orange County, California. The Company has the exclusive world-wide license from Princeton University to commercialize the cleaner-burning alternative automotive fuel, developed at Princeton. A substantial portion of the fuel is produced from cellulosic material: agricultural wastes, purpose grown crops and municipal solid wastes. A patent is pending on the fuel. Pure Energy is independent and privately owned.

For more information contact:
Merrick G. Andlinger
President and CEO
Pure Energy Corporation
(212) 938-6923

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