Posts Tagged ‘green’

Officials: Plans for biofuels plant dormant, not dead

by Associated Press Published: March 1,2013

Tags: alternative fuel, aslternative energy, biofuel, fuel, green, manufacture, plan, REFINERY, sustainable

FULTON — Although far behind schedule, Mississippi officials say plans for BlueFire Renewables Inc.’s biofuels plant aren’t dead, just dormant. Greg Deakle, Itawamba County Development Council executive director, told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal work on the Fulton plant has gone on indefinite hiatus while BlueFire focuses on other projects, most notably the construction of […] [...]

Alternative fuels company ending all R&D, selling land

NATCHEZ — Rentech Inc. says it plans to mothball its alternative-energy product demonstration facility in Commerce City, Colo., and end all related research and development activities, which will mean cutting 65 employee and contractor positions by mid-year. CEO D. Hunt Ramsbottom says the company intends to focus instead on opportunities for more immediate profitability. Rentech […] [...]

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 […] [...]

University ahead of schedule on sustainability initiative

STARKVILLE — Upgrading infrastructure and making operations more efficient are two key changes that have allowed Mississippi State University to reduce its energy consumption by 37 percent. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning created the Energy Task Force in 2006 and set a goal, by 2016, for Mississippi universities to reduce their energy consumption by 30 […] [...]

Air Force base wins award for recycling efforts

by Associated Press Published: January 29,2013

Tags: air force base, award, environment, garbage, green, military, pollution, recycle, recycling, trash

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base has been named an environmental hero in Mississippi for its comprehensive recycling efforts. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Recycling Coalition chose Keesler as the recipient of its 2012 Environmental Hero Award as the state or federal government recycler of the year. The base recycled nearly 2,700 tons of […] [...]

Silicor misses another incentive deadline with county

COLUMBUS — Solar silicon maker Silicor Materials has missed another deadline. The company failed to put up $150,000 in escrow money to show good faith and seal a deal that would have meant hundreds of new jobs to Lowndes County. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors in December agreed to extend the start date for […] [...]

Finger-pointing begins in Va. over GreenTech project

HORN LAKE and TUNICA — An electric car firm headed by Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe never provided Virginia officials enough details to obtain economic development incentives, according to an Associated Press review of state records. McAuliffe claimed in a Dec. 5 news conference that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership didn’t want to bid […] [...]

British company to build $80M-plus pellet plant

GLOSTER — A British power generator will build a pair of mills in southwestern Mississippi and northeastern Louisiana to make wood pellets to burn for electricity in the United Kingdom. A unit of Drax Group, PLC will spend more than $200 million to build mills in Gloster and near Bastrop, La., each capable of yearly […] [...]

Report: Investment of $227M has netted less than 500 jobs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi has disbursed nearly $227 million in aid to six alternative energy companies since 2010, but so far has fewer than 500 jobs to show for it. Research by The Associated Press finds the state has put in most of its total commitment, mainly in loans, to help some companies get off […] [...]

Researchers exploring micro-algae as alternative fuel

HANCOCK COUNTY — Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi are participating in an international research project aimed at turning marine micro-algae into fuel. “All the oil we are pumping out of the ground, what was it? Most people think dinosaurs.  No. It was all marine micro algae,” said Dr. Donald Redalje, professor in the […] [...]

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