Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

EPA names Golden Triangle landfill as Project of the Year

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi regional landfill participating in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Generation Partners renewable power program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the nation’s top renewable generation projects. The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority is the recipient of a 2011 Project of the Year Award […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Officials mark startup of first gas-to-electricity project

STARKVILLE — With Mississippi looking to produce more domestic energy from renewable resources, government officials, utility and GE representatives gathered yesterday at the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill in northeastern Mississippi to mark the commercial start-up of the state’s first landfill gas-to-electricity (LFGTE) project that will support the regional grid. Owned by the Golden Triangle Regional […] [...]

Rice agrees to join KiOR’s board of directors

by Published: June 23,2011

Tags: board of directors, energy, environment, renewable energy

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc., a cellulosic fuels producer, is adding former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice its board of directors, starting July 2011. Rice served as U.S. secretary of state from 2005 to 2009 after serving as the chief national security advisor to President George W. Bush beginning in 2001. Rice is currently professor of […] [...]

BlueFire completes phase one of plant construction

FULTON — BlueFire Renewables Inc. has completed initial site-preparation on the company’s proposed cellulosic ethanol plant in Fulton. Century Construction has completed clearing and grubbing; placed the geo-grid and fabric across the site; brought the site to grade level and installed drainage structures prior to completion of final rough grading. Grass and mulch were applied […] [...]

Senate votes to kill ethanol subsidy

by 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, […] [...]

KiOR signs another agreement with Catchlight

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc., a renewable fuels company, and Catchlight Energy, LLC, a 50-50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation and Weyerhaeuser Company focused on providing liquid transportation fuels from sustainable forest-based resources, have signed a feedstock supply agreement. Terms were not disclosed. Under the agreement, Catchlight Energy will supply forestry-based feedstocks required by […] [...]

KiOR breaks ground for first biofuels production plant

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 offtake agreement with Alabama company

by Published: March 9,2011

Tags: agreement, energy, renewable energy

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc. has signed an offtake agreement with Hunt Refining Company, who has agreed to purchase renewable gasoline and diesel blendstocks and fuel oil produced at KiOR’s first commercial facility to be located in Columbus. Terms were not disclosed. In addition to the offtake of renewable fuel blendstocks, the two companies have agreed […] [...]

Does state have timber available for KiOR?

by 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 […] [...]

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