Biofuels Company Signs Venture

March 19, 2003 [] Southern States Power Company Inc., a member of the National Biodiesel Board, has signed a joint venture agreement with Carbon Cycle Company International, an biomass energy company, to provide clean heat energy for potential customers, particularly in conjunction with Southern States’ development of power projects with the Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT). Carbon Cycle utilizes its C3I Plug Fuel Furnace to consume solid fuels in a controlled combustion producing clean, reliable, on-site energy in a virtually maintenance-free furnace, a technology that is ideal for remote locations and those with an abundance of forest waste materials.