Posts Tagged ‘sustainable energy’

Enviva to supply biomass for power plants in Virginia

WASHINGTON — Enviva LP, a manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe that operates two wood pellet facilities in Mississippi, has signed a contract with Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Virginia Power to supply biomass to two power facilities in Southeast Virginia. In April, Dominion announced plans to convert three 63-megawatt coal burning […] [...]

TVA increases EnergyRight cash incentive payments

by Published: October 16,2011

Tags: electricity, energy, incentives, power, sustainable energy, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority and local electric utilities are offering a 100 percent increase in cash incentive payments to businesses and industries that participate in the EnergyRight Solutions for Business and Industry program. Effective immediately, TVA will increase the cash incentive payment from 5 cents to 10 cents for each kilowatt-hour saved […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Mabus: Biofuel research crucial to U.S. Navy

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University biofuel research can help the Navy achieve national security goals by providing domestic energy from non-fossil fuels, according to Secretary of the Navy and former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus. Mabus addressed the university’s annual biofuels conference to discuss his vision for biofuels assisting with strengthening national security. “We simply buy […] [...]

GE Energy to brief Barbour on gas-to-electricity project

STARKVILLE — Gov. Haley Barbour is scheduled to be briefed by GE Energy officials today on its installation of engines to capture methane gas from the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill and use it to generate electricity. GE Energy officials say a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the facility has been tentatively scheduled for Oct. 11. The […] [...]

Stion to cut ribbon on new solar panel plant

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules, is officially opening its new factory in Hattiesburg. The company will hold an on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon with Gov. Haley Barbour and other state and local officials in attendance. The project, which is the first thin-film solar factory in the Southeast, will deliver more […] [...]

TVA retools solar energy incentive program

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is revamping its pilot Generation Partners program that encourages solar energy projects after a surge of requests from large commercial interests. John Trawick, TVA senior vice president of commercial operations and pricing, told the Knoxville News Sentinel the program is returning to its original focus on small solar […] [...]

Special session to weigh incentives for two projects

JACKSON — During tomorrow’s special session, Mississippi lawmakers will consider incentive packages for two high-tech economic development projects that would create almost 1,800 new jobs in Mississippi, according to the Governor’s Office. Gov. Haley Barbour will ask legislators to consider a $75-million package to bring Calisolar to Columbus with a private capital investment of at […] [...]

KiOR reports loss, but plant still on schedule

by Published: August 14,2011

Tags: biofuels, energy, manufacturing, REFINERY, sustainable energy

KiOR Inc., for the second quarter of 2011, reported a net loss of $21.0 million, or $0.43 per share, compared to $19.4 million, or $0.27 per share, for the second quarter of 2010. KiOR’s second quarter 2011 loss includes $5.5 million of non-cash mark-to-market expense relating to KiOR’s warrant liabilities and $2.6 million of non-cash […] [...]

Solar panel plant to hold grand opening in September

HATTIESBURG — Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar panels, is gearing up for the official opening of its manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg. The grand opening is slated for Sept. 16. Featured speakers will be Chet Ferris, CEO of Stion, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny L. Dupree, Ph.D., Dr. Martha D. Saunders, president of the University of […] [...]

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