TORONTO, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CF Energy Corp., (TSX-V: CFY) (“CF Energy” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), an energy provider in the People’s Republic of China (the ”PRC”), is pleased to announce the following policy updates for the Hainan island that signals for more growth opportunities for the Company in the Hainan island:

Clean Energy Island of Hainan

The General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the General Office of the State Council issued the Implementation Plan for the National Clean Energy Pilot Zone of Hainan.  It outlines the plan to build Hainan into a clean energy island and accelerate the construction of a safe, green, and efficient clean energy supply system.  The plan calls for vigorously promote "cutting coal and reducing oil" and gradually accelerating the replacement of clean energy for coal-fired units.  By 2020, enterprise-owned coal-fired units will be phased out, and all small coal-fired boilers with 35 steam tons/hour or less will be eliminated within the cities and counties.  The large-scale application of renewable energy can be realized by combining new energy storage technologies such as smart grid, modern rural power grid construction, micro-grids, energy storage and cooling technology.

Clean Energy Vehicles

According to the Hainan New Energy Vehicles Development Plan, Hainan will speed up the promotion of clean energy vehicles and has set specific targets and outlined a road map, becoming the first province to unveil such a timeline.  By 2020, all vehicles added or replaced in the public service sector, including government vehicles and buses, will use clean energy.  New and replaced rental cars and vehicles used for postal service and logistics will be required to use new energy.  Automobiles used for sanitation, tourist transport and urban-rural passenger transit will be replaced by clean energy vehicles by 2025, according to the plan.  It said a greater proportion of newly licensed private passenger cars will be new energy vehicles, with a 10 percent increase every year, eventually reaching 80 percent by 2025.  Sales of gasoline-fueled automobiles will be banned throughout the province by 2030.

Sanya Business Environment Ranks 49 Globally

"Sanya Business Environment Assessment Report – Based on the World Bank Business Environment Report 2019 Indicator System" is a third-party assessment report compiled by Deloitte China, which adopts the internationally recognized World Bank standardized case scenario and business environment convenience score system, combs and evaluates Sanya City’s effectiveness and development of business environment construction, and its position in the international arena and the direction of future reform, in a quantitative and qualitative way. Based on the survey interviews and questionnaire feedback, Sanya's business environment score is 73.43, which ranks about 49 in the global simulated comprehensive ranking. Among the ten dimensions of business environment, evaluation of the overall performance of Sanya is excellent.


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About CF Energy Corp. (Previously known as: Changfeng Energy Inc.)

CF Energy Corp. is a Canadian public company currently traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) under the stock symbol “CFY”. It is an integrated energy provider and natural gas distribution company (or natural gas utility) in the PRC. CF Energy strives to combine leading clean energy technology with natural gas usage to provide sustainable energy to its customer base in the PRC. In 2009, CF Energy was recognized as being one of China’s the Top Ten Most Influential Brands in the Natural Gas Industry and in 2019, ranked amongst the 2019 TSX Venture 50 top performers on the TSXV for the 2018 year.


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Charles Wang
Executive Assistant to CEO & Chair of the Board

Frederick Wong
Director of the Board

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