Posts Tagged ‘bioenergy’

City mulling plan to use waste for electricity, water purification

OXFORD — The city Oxford is exploring a partnership using municipal sewage to generate electricity while purifying wastewater. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the city is looking at a proposal from Synergy-World Energy LLC and Langenburg Technologies LLC. Public Works director Bart Robinson says the company will pull organic materials from the city’s […] [...]

Supervisors approve support for building port terminal

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has voted to support building a $30-million terminal at the Port of Pascagoula to handle wood pellets from a plant that is supposed to be built in George County starting in late 2014. The Sun Herald reports the county will handle selling up to $24 million in […] [...]

Port asks county to borrow for wood pellet facility

PASCAGOULA — The Port of Pascagoula is asking Jackson County to borrow up to $24 million for wood pellet exporting facility. The Port of Pascagoula is preparing a Bayou Casotte berth for a specialized wood pellet exporting facility. The export facility will have silos, an unloading facility for trucks and rail cars and a conveyor […] [...]

Senator: Is federal bioenergy program undercutting foresters?

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is questioning whether a U.S. Department of Agriculture bio-based marketing program amounts to a bias against traditional forest products and whether such policies are fair. Cochran broached the topic at a Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the FY2014 budget request for the USDA. The USDA BioPreferred […] [...]

Biotech group sends letter to Cochran urging mandatory funding

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A group of Mississippi biotechnology companies and state associations have written Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), urging him to support mandatory funding for renewable energy programs in a new Farm Bill. Elevance Renewable Sciences of Natchez and DuPont Corporation, which has operations in Pass Christian and Pascagoula, sent the letter along with supporters […] [...]

KiOR makes first shipment, reports loss

COLUMBUS — Texas-based KiOR Inc. has reached a milestone with the first shipments of cellulostic diesel from its biofuels production facility in Lowndes County. KiOR president and CEO Fred Cannon says in a statement that the company will focus on achieving “steady state operations” in Columbus. He says KiOR expects to produce between 3 million […] [...]

Energy companies eyeing sites in Natchez area

NATCHEZ — Adams County hopes to advertise for bids in April for port improvement construction related to a biofuels project. Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. announced in 2011 its plans to convert the Delta BioFuels plant into a bio-refinery, in which fuels and other chemicals will be produced from organic matter. The company — which makes […] [...]

T.L. Wallace wins infrastructure project at KiOR site

NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors have approved a $522,673 to relocate a sewer line on the former Belwood County Club property, the future site of KiOR’s Natchez alternative fuel production facility. The Natchez Democrat reports the contract went to T.L. Wallace Construction. Board Attorney Scott Slover said the bid was approximately $180,000 below the county’s […] [...]

Waste conversion process heading to marketplace

by Published: July 11,2011

Tags: bioenergy, education, energy, environment, higher education

STARKVILLE — A waste conversion technology developed at Mississippi State University is moving out of the laboratory and into the marketplace, thanks to a licensing agreement between a Louisiana company and the university’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer. The patent-pending process is used to convert waste and synthesis gas to hydrocarbons and other useful […] [...]

MDEQ gives final approval for BlueFire plant

by Published: November 10,2010

Tags: bioenergy, energy, manufacturing

FULTON — BlueFire Renewables Inc. has received all permits to allow start of construction of its first commercial project in Fulton. BlueFire has obtained its final air, wastewater and storm water permits from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to start construction. Other permits issued related to the project include a wetlands permit from […] [...]

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