GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, March 12, 2008 - GreenHunter Wind Energy, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GreenHunter Energy, Inc. (AMEX: GRH), announced today the hiring of Don L. Dison as Vice President of Engineering/Construction.  Mr. Dison will report directly to Stephen A. Wiley.

Mr. Dison, age 60, was previously employed at Gamesa Energy USA, one of the world leaders in wind energy development, and responsible for wind energy project construction for the company’s Southwest Division.  Most recently, he was responsible for the successful construction of the first phase of a 120 Mw wind development more commonly referred to as the Barton Chapel Wind Project located in Jack County, Texas.  As a part of his employment offer, Mr. Dison will receive 1,667 restricted shares of common stock in the Company. 

Prior to his tenure at Gamesa, Mr. Dison worked as Vice President of Business Development for the Winters Corporation, an engineering firm in the mining industry.  Mr. Dison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Dison to the GreenHunter Energy team, Mr. Gary C. Evans, Chairman and CEO, stated, “As we begin to take delivery and deploy the Chinese-manufactured MingYang Wind Power turbines in the U.S., Don will be instrumental in overseeing the engineering and construction development of our company’s existing portfolio of wind energy projects.  In addition, Don will be responsible for managing the construction efforts in the repowering of our 18.5 Mw Mesquite Lake biomass project that is located in Southern California and which is currently slated for start-up in late 2008.  Don’s experience in building many types of infrastructure projects will allow him to lead our construction and engineering efforts in the Company’s power division as we continue to build out our renewable energy portfolio.”

GreenHunter Wind Energy currently has ownership interest in six wind energy projects under various forms of development located in the states of Montana, California, and New Mexico.  GreenHunter BioPower, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GreenHunter Energy, Inc., also owns an 18.5 Mw biomass project located in the Imperial Valley of Southern California.

GreenHunter BioFuels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GreenHunter Energy, Inc., is in the final stages of completing construction activities at the Company’s Renewable Fuels Campus which includes the country’s largest biodiesel refinery at 105 million gallon per year, a 700,000 barrel bulk liquid terminal operation, and a 200 million pound per year glycerin refinery.  The initial operation of this “state-of-the-art” facility is planned for early April 2008.

Forward-Looking Statements

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For Further Information Contact:

GreenHunter Energy, Inc.
Jack Zedlitz
1048 Texan Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051
Tel: (972) 410-1044