Posts Tagged ‘biofuels’

Elevance bringing biofuels plant, 165 jobs

by For the MBJ Published: June 7,2011

Tags: biofuels, biorefinery, energy, fuels, manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions

NATCHEZ — Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc., a creator of high-performance renewable specialty chemicals for use in personal care products, detergents, plastics and lubricants, announced the company has acquired the Delta BioFuels facility in Adams County. See complete story here … [...]

Enerkem raises $60 million for Pontotoc plant

From staff reports CHICAGO — Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company based in Canada, announced today an additional $60 million in financing for its Pontotoc, Mississippi plant, on which the company expects to break ground later this year. The plant will be located within the Three Rivers Landfill and convert trash to methanol […] [...]

KiOR breaks ground for first biofuels production plant

by For the MBJ Published: May 12,2011

Tags: biofuels, construction, energy, ground breaking, manufacturing, renewable energy, state government

COLUMBUS — Gov. Haley Barbour joined executives from KiOR and state and local officials today for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of KiOR’s first commercial biofuel production facility in Columbus. The company announced in August 2010 it would locate five biofuel production facilities throughout Mississippi, a company investment of $500 million that will create […] [...]

KiOR signs another offtake agreement for Columbus plant

by For the MBJ Published: May 3,2011

Tags: agreement, biofuels, energy

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc., a renewable fuels company, and Catchlight Energy, LLC (CLE), a 50-50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation and Weyerhaeuser Company focused on providing liquid transportation fuels from sustainable forest-based resources, announced they have signed a conditional offtake agreement for CLE to purchase gasoline and diesel fuel blendstocks from KiOR’s first […] [...]

Does state have timber available for KiOR?

by Wally Northway Published: February 15,2011

Tags: biofuels, energy, forestry, renewable energy, wood

STARKVILLE — Five new facilities that can transform wood into fuel will soon be built in Mississippi. The facilities will further increase timber’s already-important role in the state’s economy. Mississippi’s forests cover nearly 20 million acres and generate more than $1 billion worth of timber each year. The forestry and forest products sectors, which include […] [...]

Enerkem gets loan guarantee for Pontotoc plant

by Wally Northway Published: January 21,2011

Tags: biofuels, energy, environment, Ethanol, federal government, manufacturing

PONTOTOC — Enerkem Inc. announced that Enerkem Corporation, its wholly-owned U.S. affiliate, has obtained a conditional commitment for an $80-million loan guarantee by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the construction of its waste-to-biofuels (ethanol) project in Pontotoc. The loan guarantee is part of the USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program and follows an award […] [...]

Speeding up Mother Nature

by Clay Chandler Published: August 27,2010

Tags: biofuels, economic development, KIOR

Barbour unveils ‘revolutionary’ biofuel project The areas around Columbus, Bude and Newton County have lots of timber. A Houston, Texas-based biofuel company hopes to put it to good use. Gov. Haley Barbour announced last Thursday that Kior is building facilities in each of those areas that will convert biomass — in this case, wood products […] [...]

Biofuels company to build three plants in state

by Associated Press Published: August 27,2010

Tags: biofuels, biomass, construction, energy, renewable energy

JACKSON — A company that will produce a crude oil substitute from biomass plans to build its first three facilities in Mississippi. Gov. Haley Barbour announced details yesterday of the project proposed by Texas-based KiOR. KiOR president and CEO Fred Cannon says his company will become first to commercially produce biofuel through the catalytic conversion […] [...]

Biofuels project will top special session agenda

by Associated Press Published: August 25,2010

Tags: biofuels, casinos, corrections, environment, gaming, jails, Legislature, prisons, renewable industry, special session, timber

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers on Friday will consider $50 million in state incentives for research and production of renewable fuel made from timber, one of the state’s most widely available natural resources. Gov. Haley Barbour said yesterday the biofuels project would be one of three items on the agenda for a special session, and he’s […] [...]

BlueFire launches re-branding campaign

by Wally Northway Published: August 18,2010

Tags: biofuels, branding, energy, environment, renewable energy

FULTON — BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc. has changed its name to BlueFire Renewables Inc. to more clearly illustrate the company’s capabilities in renewable energy. BlueFire Renewables will continue to trade as BFRE.OB. BlueFire can produce a vast array of other biofuels, including biodiesel, biojet fuel, drop-in directs and more. As such, the name change and […] [...]

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