Posts Tagged ‘biofuel’

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, […] [...]

Kior to Build Biofuel Plant in Columbus

by Published: August 31,2010

Tags: biofuel, Columbus, Haley Barbour, KIOR

JACKSON- Gov. Haley Barbour announces that Kior, a biofuel company based in Houston, Tex., wants to build a plant at the Port of Columbus that will use technology and other groundbreaking processes to convert wood and wood products into oil. [...]

Tacker to appeal recent fraud conviction

by Published: August 30,2010

Tags: biofuel, courts, energy, fraud, renewable energy

BOONEVILLE — William T. “Tommy” Tacker, who was sentenced to 60 months in prison in July for defrauding the government out of $2.8 million in bioenergy subsidy money for a plant in Mississippi, has appealed his conviction. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that court records show Tacker filed the appeal last week with the […] [...]

Educators: Don’t sell out schools for biofuels

JACKSON — The Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) has sent a message to legislators — don’t sacrifice schools to land the biomass-to-crude oil venture announced yesterday. Legislators will debate an incentive package for the project during a special session of the Legislature today. Kevin Gilbert, the president of the 8,000-member MAE, is urging legislators to […] [...]

Rentech fuel passes validation flight

by Published: May 4,2010

Tags: airlines, biofuel, clean energy, energy

ADAMS COUNTY — Rentech Inc. announced that a successful engineering validation flight was conducted by United Airlines using Rentech’s certified synthetic jet fuel (RenJet). The flight marks the first time a U.S. commercial airline has used synthetic jet fuel in flight and underscores Rentech’s leadership role in a lower carbon future with the use of […] [...]

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