Posts Tagged ‘biofuel’

City officials sign sale option for new biofuels facility

ABERDEEN — Aberdeen officials have signed a sale option with SPW and Associates of Birmingham, Ala., in hopes of bringing in a biofuel plant. Monroe County Chamber of Commerce executive director Tony Green said the company plans to produce diesel and jet fuel at the Aberdeen site. He said SPW has put down earnest money, […] [...]

MSU-developed grass being studied as renewable energy source

STARKVILLE — A variety of grass developed at Mississippi State University is getting its moment in the sun as a biofuel ingredient, thanks to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement. Freedom giant miscanthus, developed by Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station researcher Brian Baldwin and his colleagues, was selected as the crop of choice […] [...]

Norfolk Southern signs biodiesel agreement for rail yard

MERIDIAN — Dynamic Fuels, LLC and Mansfield Oil Company have signed an agreement to supply renewable diesel to Norfolk Southern Corporation, a transporter of coal and industrial products. Norfolk Southern has primarily been using a Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel at its Meridian rail yard since early January. Dynamic Fuels, a 50/50 venture owned by Tyson […] [...]

Scientists study cottonwood trees for biofuel

STARKVILLE — In a quest to identify economically and agriculturally sustainable biofuels to reduce dependence on foreign energy suppliers, U.S. scientists and engineers constantly are identifying methods of converting biomass into biofuel products. This year, Mississippi State University researchers announced a breakthrough in understanding how cottonwood trees begin to produce seasonal flower buds. This critical […] [...]

Chinese utility financing BlueFire’s biorefinery

FULTON — BlueFire Renewables Inc. has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Huadian Engineering Co., LTD., to finance its integrated power plant and biorefinery in Fulton in Northeast Mississippi and up to five additional plants in the United States. Under the MOU, Huadian will invest equity by purchasing an interest in BlueFire […] [...]

Scientist studying ‘panda pooh’ for biofuel production

by Published: September 30,2011

Tags: biofuel, education, fuels, higher education, sustainable fuels

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University assistant professor is looking to “panda poop” — or microbes in panda excrement that breakdown woody materials — as a possible means to biofuel production. Ashli Brown, a biochemist in MSU’s Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, recently discovered that microbes in panda feces are strong […] [...]

Enerkem rounds up another $30M in financing

CLARKSDALE — Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, reports the closing of $30 million in additional financing through corporate equity ($15.3 million) and corporate debt ($15 million) transactions. As part of the equity financing round, The Westly Group, Fondaction CSN and Quince Associates, L.P. join existing investors Valero Energy Corp., Waste Management, Rho Ventures, […] [...]

Judge affirms SEC ruling in biofuel scheme

by Published: July 25,2011

Tags: biofuel, courts, energy, investing, investment, investors, lawsuit, scam

NATCHEZ — A federal judge agrees with regulators’ charges against a man who claimed he had developed a revolutionary process to more than double fuel production from soybeans — and to do so without waste or pollution. District Judge David Bramlette’s summary judgment against John Rivera affirmed charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange […] [...]

State’s wood pellets getting warm reception in Europe

Mississippi’s two wood pellets manufacturers are finding a warm reception for their products in Europe. Used as alternative energy in residential, institutional and industrial applications, this biofuel has the EPA’s approval, creates less carbon than other types of fuel and is more efficient than burning cord wood. The state’s two wood pellets plants are located […] [...]

BlueFire signs ethanol agreement with TBF

by Published: September 21,2010

Tags: biofuel, energy, renewable energy

FULTON — BlueFire Renewables Inc. has announced an off-take agreement with Tenaska BioFuels, LLC (TBF) for the purchase and sale of all ethanol produced at BlueFire’s planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton in Northeast Mississippi. “This off-take agreement is a significant step forward for BlueFire. It provides immediate revenue once our plant is on-line. Also, […] [...]

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