Posts Tagged ‘Ethanol’

CRAWFORD: Exports and ethanol impact gasoline prices

by Bill Crawford Published: July 26,2013

Tags: Department of Energy, diesel, Ethanol, oil & gas

ith U.S. oil production soaring and demand for gasoline falling, why are pump prices rising, consumers, small businesses, and local governments want to know. Yesterday, OPEC was the culprit behind rising fuel prices by limiting the supply of crude oil in the face of growing world demand. Today, the U.S. has nearly weaned itself from […] [...]

Plant yet to come out of ground; company maintains commitment

by Associated Press Published: March 11,2013

Tags: alternative fuel, biofuel, energy, environment, Ethanol, fuel, green, manufacture, plany, REFINERY, sustainablility

PONTOTOC — Four years after announcing plans for an ethanol plant in Pontotoc, a Canadian company has yet to begin construction. Enerkem Inc., of Montreal, remains committed to building the for Enerkem Mississippi Biofuels plant, spokeswoman Annie Pare tells The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. It’s planned as a $100 million project with 70 employees, with […] [...]

MSU professor removes corn’s fiber

A Mississippi State University professor has found a unique way to remove fiber from corn and has filed for a patent for the process called Elusieve. Dr. Radhakrishnan Srinivasan of the MSU Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering invented Elusieve with Dr. Vijay Singh of the University of Illinois. The process is valuable for efficiency […] [...]

Senate votes to kill ethanol subsidy

by Amy McCullough Published: June 17,2011

Tags: energy, Ethanol, renewable energy, renewable fuels, Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s 73-to-27 vote to wipe out a $5 billion tax credit for U.S. ethanol producers may be largely symbolic. The Senate approved an amendment to end the 45-cent-a-gallon subsidy the government gives refiners and the 54-cent-per-gallon tariff on imported ethanol from Brazil and other countries. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, […] [...]

Subsidies for ethanol fuel a hot debate

by Becky Gillette Published: June 12,2011

Tags: agriculture, corn, energy, Ethanol, farmers, fuel

Subsidies and other incentives to use ethanol made from corn are coming under increased scrutiny both because of the costs during a time when many vital government programs are being cut to reduce deficit spending, and because the subsidies tend to pit one ag interest against another. Sen. Thad Cochran told the Mississippi Business Journal […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Fulton biomass plant construction contract signed

by Amy McCullough Published: October 6,2010

Tags: biomass, Ethanol, Fulton

FULTON–California-based BlueFire Renewables Inc. has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton. The facility will be engineered and built by Wanzek Construction Inc., a subsidiary of MasTec Inc., for $296 million, which includes an approximately $100 million biomass power plant as part of the facility. The […] [...]

DOE approves BlueFire Ethanol’s application

by Wally Northway Published: July 8,2010

Tags: energy, Ethanol, renewable energy

FULTON — BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc. announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that BlueFire Ethanol has met the requirements necessary for Phase I of the application process and that the company has been invited to continue on to Phase II for the financing of its Fulton project. The loan guarantee pursuant to […] [...]

Enerkem, BlueFire awarded stimulus funding

by Wally Northway Published: December 7,2009

Tags: energy conservation, Ethanol, federal government, manufacturing, renewable energy

PONTOTOC and FULTON — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have selected 19 integrated biorefinery projects to receive up to $564 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate the construction and operation of pilot, demonstration, and commercial scale facilities. The projects – in 15 states – […] [...]

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