Dynamotive Ships BioOil and Char from West Lorne and Guelph Plants

Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:00am EDT

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(Business Wire)--
Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation (OTCBB:DYMTF), a leader in
cellulose based fuels technology, reported today that it has shipped
biofuels from its plants in Ontario.

   West Lorne shipped 22 tonnes of BioOil to the U.S. and 50 cubic
meters of char to a soy bean farm in Ontario, Canada, to be used as
soil enhancer, as well as a number of sample shipments to potential
customers. The shipments mark the restart of commercial operations
since the completion of the plant upgrade to a 130 tonnes-per-day
facility in late February. The Company further reported that it is
planning deliveries of fuel and char in April as customers confirm
orders under existing contracts.

   The Company informed that its on-site 2.5 megawatt electric
cogeneration package, developed by Magellan Aerospace, is expected to
commence operations in April. Dynamotive has an existing power
purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority for the generation
output.

   The plant's first shipments followed testing of fuel at
Dynamotive's and the client's facilities, and acceptance by the
Company's client. The shipment marks commencement of revenue deriving
from operations at the plant.

   During the month of March, the Company operated the plant
completing progressively longer production runs. The first two
operational runs occurred on the 29th of February - four 5 hour runs
at 20 tonnes per day average feed rate and 2 hours feeding at an
average capacity of 25 tonnes per day. Further production runs were
conducted with continuous feeding runs on March 9th through the 11th
and the 15th through the 17th, and March 20th at similar average
capacity rates. Peak capacity feed was verified by Tecna engineers at
83.3 kgs per minute of sawdust representing 119.9 tonnes per day feed
rate or 92.2% of revised nominal plant capacity. After each run fuel
quality was measured and adjustments on plant equipment were conducted
where needed.

   In April, the Company plans to run the plant at higher feed rate
capacities with shorter intervals between runs as the commissioning
adjustments are completed. The limitation in increased rate capacity
in March was due to reduced feedstock availability at the plant.
Feedstock availability is increasing at site and the Company has
secured alternative sources to ensure a higher rate of plant
utilization.

   Operations at the plant were conducted by Dynamotive operators and
engineers with the support of Tecna and Tepsi staff. Dynamotive
engineers and staff included three operators from West Lorne, four
engineers from the Vancouver office, four from the Waterloo Research
Laboratory and one engineer from the U.S. operations.

   More information on West Lorne operations will be posted on
Dynamotive's website.

   Guelph shipped 22 tonnes of fuel to Illinois, USA, where
Dynamotive will burn BioOil Plus and BioOil at Eclipse's combustion
facility on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of April with potential clients
present, and the following week with independent testing agencies. A
number of tests will be made to compare the combustion profile of
BioOil Plus and BioOil against #2 and #6 fuel and mixing/combining
with #6 at the burner tip. The performance data will be further used
for Dynamotive's product application and customer development.

   The plant had previously undergone testing and inspection
processes by regulatory and technical authorities in readiness for
continuous operation in late 2007. The tests conducted demonstrated
the capacity of the plant to operate at its nominal design capacity of
200 tonnes per day biomass input.

   Dynamotive and Evolution Biofuels produced, during the months of
January and February, sufficient fuel to meet the testing requirements
from potential customers. The plant is in standby mode with biomass
available for the production of biofuel. Production at the plant will
commence upon completion of fuel testing programs by clients, and
orders being confirmed for the fuel produced.

   The Guelph plant, with a capacity to convert 200 tonnes of biomass
into BioOil per day, was developed in partnership with MegaCity
Recycling Inc. and operates under the name Evolution Biofuels Inc.
When fully operational, the plant will process 66,000 dry tons of
biomass per year with an energy output equivalent to 130,000 barrels
of oil.

   About BioOil(R) Biofuel

   BioOil(R) is an industrial fuel produced from cellulose waste
material. When combusted it produces substantially less smog-precursor
nitrogen oxides ('NOx') emissions than conventional oil as well as
little or no sulfur oxide gases ('SOx'), which are a prime cause of
acid rain. BioOil(R) and BioOil Plus(TM) are price-competitive
replacements for heating oils #2 and #6 that are widely used in
industrial boilers and furnaces. They have been EcoLogo certified,
having met stringent environmental criteria for industrial fuels as
measured by Environment Canada's Environmental Choice Program.
BioOil(R) can be produced from a variety of residue cellulosic biomass
resources and is not dependent on food-crop production.

   About Dynamotive

   Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation is an energy solutions
provider headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with offices Waterloo
Ontario (Research) in the USA, and Argentina. Its carbon/greenhouse
gas neutral fast pyrolysis technology uses medium temperatures and
oxygen-less conditions to turn dry, waste cellulosic biomass into
BioOil for power and heat generation. BioOil can be further converted
into vehicle fuels and chemicals. The final stages of the
commissioning process at the Guelph plant and the reconstruction of
the West Lorne plant may be seen by viewing photographs regularly
posted on the company's website at www.dynamotive.com.

   Forward Looking Statement

   Statements in this news release concerning the company's business
outlook or future economic performance; including the anticipation of
future plant start-ups, partnerships, consortiums, teaming agreements,
government assistance, other anticipated cash receipts, revenues,
expenses, or other financial items; and statements concerning
assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions,
performance or other matters, are "forward-looking statements".
Forward-looking statements are by their nature subject to risks,
uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to
differ materially from those stored in such statements. Such risks,
uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to, changes in
energy prices, availability of capital, and the company's ability to
access capital on acceptable terms or any terms at all, changes and
delays in project development plans and schedules, customer and
partner acceptance of new projects, changes in input pricing,
competing alternative energy technologies, government policies and
general economic conditions. These risks are generally outlined in the
company's disclosure filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.

Dynamotive Energy Systems
Nathan Neumer, Director of Communications, 604-267-6042
Switchboard: 604-267-6000
Toll Free (North America): 1-877-863-2268
Fax: 604-267-6005
info@dynamotive.com
www.dynamotive.com

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