Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

KiOR gets loan guarantee from Energy Department

by Wally Northway Published: February 3,2011

Tags: energy, fuel, loan guarantee, renewable energy

KiOR Inc. has received a term sheet for a loan guarantee supporting an over $1-billion biofuels project from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program. The project would convert wood biomass into drop in biofuels such as gasoline and diesel fuel. KiOR’s project under the DOE loan guarantee program will consist of four biorefineries […] [...]

Company leader reports progress in biomass project talks

by Wally Northway Published: January 6,2011

Tags: construction, education, energy, higher education, municipal government, renewable energy

PORT GIBSON — National Clean Fuels president and chairman Maurice Stone reports that the company’s Mississippi biomass project is progressing as expected after meeting with representatives of the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy. Stone met with Center president Norris McDonald, vice president Derry Bigby and consultant John McCormick in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 3. NACF and […] [...]

Developer interested in Red Hills EcoPlex

by Wally Northway Published: December 8,2010

Tags: energy, manufacturing, real estate, renewable energy

CHOCTAW COUNTY — The Choctaw County Economic Development District announced an option agreement has been formalized with an unspecified renewable power developer for the purposes of conducting due diligence on the Red Hills EcoPlex site. Terms were not disclosed. The development under consideration is for a renewable power plant facility that would utilize biomass (specifically […] [...]

TVA launches new renewable energy program

by Wally Northway Published: October 12,2010

Tags: energy, environment, renewable energy, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority has added to its renewable power portfolio with the announcement of a new TVA initiative for mid-size renewable generators. The TVA Renewable Standard Offer will encourage more renewable development within the region by allowing developers to enter into long-term price contracts with TVA. These new renewable projects may […] [...]

NCF signs contract with The Center

by Wally Northway Published: October 11,2010

Tags: energy, environment, renewable energy

PORT GIBSON — National Clean Fuels chairman and president Maurice Stone announced that the company signed an option agreement with the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy (The Center). The Center has the expertise to assist NACF with the development and implementation of clean and alternative energy services and systems in the City of Port […] [...]

Alliance AutoGas wins contract from IDOT

by Wally Northway Published: September 30,2010

Tags: energy, renewable energy

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – In what is slated to be the nation’s largest single-state propane AutoGas fueling network, Indiana’s Department of Transportation has awarded Alliance AutoGas a $3.2-million contract for the implementation of 115 clean AutoGas fueling stations. This network is the first of its kind, according to the company, providing Indiana’s public and private fleet […] [...]

BlueFire signs feedstock contract with Alabama company

by Wally Northway Published: September 27,2010

Tags: energy, environment, renewable energy

FULTON — BlueFire Renewables Inc. has signed a contract with Mobile, Ala.-based Cooper Marine & Timberlands to provide feedstock for BlueFire’s planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton, MS for a period of up to 15 years. Under the agreement, Cooper Marine & Timberlands (CMT) will supply BlueFire’s Fulton project in Northeast Mississippi with all of […] [...]

Southern Co. captures CO2 for first time ever

by Wally Northway Published: September 24,2010

Tags: carbon capture, electricity, energy, environment, renewable energy, utilities

ATLANTA — Southern Company has captured carbon dioxide from one of its power plants for the first time. The research accomplishment was achieved this month at subsidiary Georgia Power’s Plant Yates near Newnan, Ga. The pilot-scale project at Plant Yates, which uses a capture system developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), will provide additional process […] [...]

BlueFire signs ethanol agreement with TBF

by Wally Northway 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, […] [...]

MDA awards last of renewable energy grants

by Wally Northway Published: September 20,2010

Tags: economic development, energy, grants, renewable energy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) recently announced 11 grants in the second round of awards under the Market Transformation and Technology Deployment: Renewable Energy Projects grant program. The program, a part of the State Energy Program (SEP) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), was designed to offer […] [...]

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