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Elevance collaborating with French company

ADAMS COUNTY — Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. and Paris-based Hutchinson Worldwide are collaborating to validate the use of Elevance’s renewable products for use as processing aids in Hutchinson’s rubber compounds. “With more than 21 million tons of rubber consumed globally, there is a growing need to replace petroleum-based processing oils in rubber to achieve both sustainability and performance goals,” said ...

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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’s first commercial renewable fuel ...

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Elevance bringing biofuels plant, 165 jobs

NATCHEZ — Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc., a creator of high-performance renewable specialty chemicals for use in personal care products, detergents, plastics and lubricants, announced the company has acquired the Delta BioFuels facility in Adams County. See complete story here …

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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 and ethanol. If finished before ...

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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 at least 1,000 direct and ...

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KiOR signs another offtake agreement for Columbus plant

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc., a renewable fuels company, and Catchlight Energy, LLC (CLE), a 50-50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation and Weyerhaeuser Company focused on providing liquid transportation fuels from sustainable forest-based resources, announced they have signed a conditional offtake agreement for CLE to purchase gasoline and diesel fuel blendstocks from KiOR’s first commercial production facility in Columbus. ...

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Does state have timber available for KiOR?

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 logging, furniture construction, solid wood ...

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Enerkem gets loan guarantee for Pontotoc plant

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 of up to $50 million ...

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Speeding up Mother Nature

Barbour unveils ‘revolutionary’ biofuel project The areas around Columbus, Bude and Newton County have lots of timber. A Houston, Texas-based biofuel company hopes to put it to good use. Gov. Haley Barbour announced last Thursday that Kior is building facilities in each of those areas that will convert biomass — in this case, wood products — into renewable crude oil ...

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Biofuels company to build three plants in state

JACKSON — A company that will produce a crude oil substitute from biomass plans to build its first three facilities in Mississippi. Gov. Haley Barbour announced details yesterday of the project proposed by Texas-based KiOR. KiOR president and CEO Fred Cannon says his company will become first to commercially produce biofuel through the catalytic conversion technology. The plants will be ...

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