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Endicott, Holly Partner on SE Texas Biorefinery
May 24, 2011

Endicott Biofuels, LLC (EBF) and Holly Biofuels, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dallas-based petroleum refiner Holly Corp., announced Tuesday their formation of Sabine Biofuels LLC to partner on a 30 million-gallon-per-year biorefinery currently under construction in Port Arthur, Texas.

Sabine Biofuels will employ Davy technology which is proven, patent-protected and licensed to EBF in North America. The Port Arthur facility, using this technology, will convert a full range of inedible, renewable fats or oils, in any proportion, to high quality biodiesel.

"This joint venture will assist Holly in meeting its biofuel obligations under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard," said George Damiris, senior vice president for Supply and Marketing of Holly. "We are looking forward to our partnership with Endicott on this venture, and possibly others in the future."

"We are extremely pleased to join forces with Holly on this opportunity," said David Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of EBF. "Both of our companies understand the value of finding renewable, economic sources of transportation fuel to supplement traditional petroleum sources. We believe the combination of Endicott's unique, proven process with Holly's industry-leading petroleum refining, distribution and marketing capability will make Sabine Biofuels the absolute leader in biorefining."

EBF's private equity partner is Houston-based Haddington Ventures, LLC.

Holly Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other high value specialty products. Holly operates through its subsidiaries a 100,000 barrels per stream day ("bpsd") refinery located in Artesia, New Mexico, a 125,000 bpsd refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a 31,000 bpsd refinery in Woods Cross, Utah. A subsidiary of Holly also owns a 34% interest (including the general partner interest) in Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Endicott Biofuels, LLC is a second-generation biodiesel company possessing proven exclusive differentiating technology. EBF is building world-class biorefineries with the goal of adding to the domestic supply of economically renewable transportation fuel. EBF expects its products to be cost competitive with petroleum based fuels.

Haddington Ventures, LLC, through its private equity funds, generally makes control oriented investments in companies focused on gathering, separation, processing, treating, compression, storage, and transmission of energy. Haddington principals developed many of the independent high-deliverability natural gas storage facilities in the U.S. Haddington is unique in that it is the only midstream energy fund in which all principals have substantial direct operating company experience, both in energy-related acquisitions and in energy infrastructure development.

Source: Endicott Biofuels, LLC

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