Gushan Comments on Recent Trading Volume Increase
NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gushan Environmental Energy Limited (“Gushan” or the “Company”; NYSE: GU), China’s largest producer of biodiesel as measured by annual production capacity, today commented on the recent increase in trading volume of its American Depositary Shares. Jianqiu Yu, the Chairman and Principal Executive Officer, stated, “We are aware of increased trading activity of our stock and felt it was important to communicate that we believe this may be attributed to inaccurate press reports about our Company. Our policy is to keep the market informed of material developments affecting our Company in a timely manner and we do not, as a general matter of policy, respond to individual press reports. We currently have no material developments to announce and there are no material changes to the underlying trends of our business operations as previously disclosed in our quarterly results and post results conference calls.”
About Gushan Environmental Energy Limited
Gushan Environmental Energy is China’s largest producer of biodiesel, as measured by annual production capacity. The company produces biodiesel, a renewable, clean-burning and biodegradable fuel, primarily from vegetable oil offal and used cooking oil, and by-products from biodiesel production, including glycerine, plant asphalt, erucic acid and erucic amide. Gushan sells biodiesel directly to users, such as marine vessel operators, as well as to petroleum wholesalers and individual retail gas stations. The company currently operates five production facilities in the Sichuan, Hebei, Fujian provinces and Beijing and Shanghai with a combined annual production capacity of 290,000 tons. The company targets to increase its annual production capacity to 400,000 tons by the end of 2008 with the expansion or addition of new production facilities in Beijing, Shanghai, Hunan and Chongqing.
Safe Harbor Statement
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Gushan Environmental Energy Limited
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