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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

GreenTechInvestor.com Virtual Green Investor Challenge Closes - Winner Drives Away with a ZAP® Electric Car

GreenTechInvestor.com Virtual Green Investor Challenge Closes - Winner Drives Away with a ZAP® Electric Car
Avid Alternative Energy Fan Leads the Pack of Investors Going for the Green
POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C. - August 29, 2006 - Green technology investor portals www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com™ and www.GreenTechInvestor.com announce the closing of the Ultimate GreenTechInvestor.com Virtual Green Investor Challenge and the winner of the ZAP® Electric car. The contest was designed to give investors and industry an opportunity to become educated in green technology. The ultimate greentech investor winner, Russ Michaud, was a long term follower of alternative energy stocks and a shareholder in sponsoring company ZAP® www.zapworld.com (NYSE Arca:ZP). He bet his virtual money and holdings on the stock he knew so well.
The GreenTechInvestor.com challenge was designed to give investors and industry an opportunity to become educated in green technology and learn about the current list of public plays in the sector. “I was already interested in alternative energy due to my concerns for our environment. What I learned specifically from the Green Energy Stock Challenge contest was that there are a lot more companies in this field than I initially thought. I was amazed at all of the smaller companies working on alternative energy,” describes contest winner Russ Michaud.
The contest started June 19th and closed on August 18, 2006. The contest started investors with $200,000 in virtual dollars to invest in green companies of choice from a list provided by RenewableEnergyStocks.com™. The stock list included a cross section of public companies trading on OTC, AMEX, NASDAQ, NYSE as well as TSX.
Revealing his contest tactics Mr. Michaud explains, “My winning strategy keyed on playing the smaller 'penny stocks' and I read up on and learned a lot about these companies after seeing them in stock list provided. There are a lot of approaches to alternative energy and I think I traded in most of them during the game: geothermal, hydro power, wind, solar, biodiesel and of course the alternative fuel cars being developed by ZAP. I not only traded these virtually in the contest, but have also traded some quite profitably in my real portfolio after learning about them and getting a feel for how they moved.”
Sponsors and prizes included a ZAP® www.zapworld.com (NYSE Arca:ZP) Electric Car and Electric Scooter, plus prizes from MicrocapTrade www.MicrocapTrade.com, Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC www.energyhedgefunds.com and eco friendly children's products, Wild Heart Ranch, Inc. www.WildHeartRanch.com
"GreenTechInvestor.com and RenewableEnergyStocks.com™ would like to thank all the sponsors and participants for making this a "green summer," in spite of the summer volatility in the market, with a special thank you to ZAP. We have had great interaction and response from the investment community and feel that we have all gained additional insight into the sector and the companies involved," stated Dawn Van Zant, Founder.

Featured GreenTechInvestor.com Publicly Traded "Green" Sponsors Include: Alchemy Enterprises, Hendrx Corp, International Barrier Technology Inc. (“Barrier”), XsunX, Inc.
GreenTechInvestor.com list of "green stocks": http://www.greentechinvestor.com/stock_list.aspx
For a list of contest winners visit: www.GreenTechInvestor.com.
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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., Moving Forward with Plans for Second 50 million Gallon Ethanol Plant Following Recent Funding and Grants

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., Moving Forward with Plans for Second 50 million Gallon Ethanol Plant Following Recent Funding and Grants
RenewableEnergyStocks.com Announces New Featured “Green” Company and its Expansion Plans for Producing Environmentally Beneficial Alternative Fuel

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC - August 24, 2006 - Green technology investor portals www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com and www.EnvironmentStocks.com announce the addition of a new featured ethanol company, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., (NASDAQ: GPRE). The Company is currently building a 50 million gallon nameplate ethanol facility in Shenandoah, Iowa, expected to be operational in mid 2007. Following the recent $47 million secondary offering, the Company is moving forward with a second 50-million gallon facility to be built near Superior, Iowa, with start up expected late 2007. With the completion of both plants, Green Plains will have approximately 110-million gallons of ethanol production capacity (assuming production of 10% over nameplate capacity) by the end of 2007.

Green Plains Renewable Energy also recently announced that the Iowa Department of Economic Development awarded tax incentives and $400,000 in grants and zero interest loans to assist in the development of the second ethanol plant to be built near Superior, Iowa.

According to http://www.ethanol.org/ , “This year, the U.S. ethanol industry will grow to provide more than 5 billion gallons of clean burning, renewable fuel.” Industry growth has been sparked in part by federal and state policies promoting cleaner air and federal and state tax and production incentives. Green Plains has aggressive plans to expand the production capacity at both plants and also intends to build additional plants at other locations as they work to help meet the rising demands for alternative fuels.

GPRE’s President and CEO Barry Ellsworth believes that the high price of oil and increased demand for petroleum on a world-wide basis will continue to drive the demand for ethanol in the future. He has also stated that he believes there is tremendous value in the shares of GPRE when compared to the valuations being given to other companies in the ethanol space. “With only about 6 million shares currently issued and outstanding, once the Company’s first two plants are completed and operational, each share of GPRE’s common stock will represent approximately 18.3 gallons of 2008 projected ethanol production, which the Company believes reflects significant comparative value,” explains Mr. Ellsworth.

The Company’s dry-grind ethanol facilities will incorporate the latest process control systems and biotechnology to maximize production yields and quality. The facility is designed to result in reduced plant emissions using efficient and environmentally friendly technology.

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) For More Info: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/GPRE/

Insiders Corner -GPRE: May 4, 2006 (Prior to GPRE becoming Featured Company)
A Natural Hedge against the High Cost of Filling Your Tank
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For More Info on Ethanol: http://www.ethanol.org/

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