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Sino Clean Energy, Inc. Provides Update on Capital Expenditure Plans

April 4, 2011

XI’AN, China, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — Sino Clean Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: SCEI) (“Sino Clean Energy,” or the “Company”), a leading producer and distributor of coal-water slurry fuel (“CWSF”) in the People’s Republic of China (“China”), today provided an update on its capital expenditures for 2010 and 2011.


                                          Cash Flow Statement  Balance Sheet
         2010 Cap Ex          Actual             Entry             Entry
                                              Purchase of
                                            property, plant   Property, plant
    200,000 MT Tongchuan $2.5 million (4)    and equipment     and equipment
         Land use rights       $0 million        n/a                n/a
                                              Purchase of
                                            property, plant   Property, plant
               Equipment     $2.5 million    and equipment     and equipment
            Construction       $0 million        n/a                n/a
                                             Prepayments &     Prepayments &
    300,000 MT Guangdong     $8.4 million      Deposits           Deposits
                                             Prepayments &     Prepayments &
         Land use rights     $3.8 million      Deposits           Deposits
                                             Prepayments &     Prepayments &
               Equipment     $4.6 million      Deposits           Deposits
            Construction   $0 million (1)        n/a                n/a
                                              Purchase of
                                            property, plant   Property, plant
    Office Building          $0.3 million    and equipment     and equipment
    ---------------        ------------       ---------------  ---------------
            Total Cap Ex    $11.2 million
    --------------------    -------------


                                                 Total Cap Ex from Start to
           2011 Cap Ex       2011 Projected              Completion
    300,000 MT Guangdong            $1.8 million               $11.2 million
             Land use rights        $1.5 million                $5.7 million
                   Equipment        $0.3 million                $5.5 million
                Construction      $0 million (1)              $0 million (1)
    750,000 MT Guangdong           $13.8 million               $13.8 million
             Land use rights      $0 million (3)              $0 million (3)
                   Equipment       $13.1 million               $13.1 million
                Construction        $0.7 million                $0.7 million
    500,000 MT Nanning          $3.5 million (2)               $17.4 million
             Land use rights    $1.5 million (2)                $7.6 million
                   Equipment    $1.5 million (2)                $7.5 million
                Construction    $0.5 million (2)                $2.3 million
                ------------    ----------------                ------------
    Total Cap Ex                   $19.1 million               $42.4 million
    ------------                   -------------               -------------
  1. Construction costs included in land.
  2. Company expects to commence construction of 500,000 MT facility in Nanning by the end of 2011; projected 20% advance payment within 2011.
  3. Expansion adjacent to existing 300,000 MT facility; land use rights already paid for.
  4. Net after a $1.2 million grant from a local governmental agency.

Management originally planned to commence construction of a 500,000 MT CWSF production facility in Nanning, Guangxi Province, in early 2011. However, to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the Dongguan government’s incentive programs to encourage the use of CWSF, the Company decided to delay the project in Nanning and reallocate the capital to the 750,000 MT expansion in Guangdong.

The 300,000 MT CWSF production facility in Guangdong commenced production in January 2011. The capital expenditures expended in 2010 were recorded in prepayments and deposits. This was done because the Company could not record them as fixed assets until the prepayments meet the requirements to be recognized as fixed assets. The accounting treatment has no impact on the Company’s ability to operate at full production.

The Company plans to fund all capital expenditures currently planned with cash on hand and internally generated cash flows.

About Sino Clean Energy

Sino Clean Energy is a U.S. publicly traded company and a China-based producer and distributor of coal-water slurry fuel (“CWSF”). With locations in Shaanxi Province and Liaoning Province, Sino Clean Energy is one of the leading CWSF producers in China. For more information about Sino Clean Energy, please visit http://www.sinocei.net.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements,” as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and the actual results and future events could differ materially from management’s current expectations. Such factors include, but are not limited to uncertainties in product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing, our ability to obtain regulatory approvals, changing economic conditions around the world and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


    For more information, please contact:
    COMPANY
       Ming Li
       Assistant to the Chairman
       +86-29-8406-7376
       marin_lm@163.com

    INVESTOR RELATIONS:
       HC International, Inc.
       Ted Haberfield
       Executive VP
       +1-760-755-2716
       thaberfield@hcinternational.net

SOURCE Sino Clean Energy Inc.


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