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Biofuels project will top special session agenda

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers on Friday will consider $50 million in state incentives for research and production of renewable fuel made from timber, one of the state’s most widely available natural resources. Gov. Haley Barbour said yesterday the biofuels project would be one of three items on the agenda for a special session, and he’s asking legislators to let DeSoto ...

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BlueFire launches re-branding campaign

FULTON — BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc. has changed its name to BlueFire Renewables Inc. to more clearly illustrate the company’s capabilities in renewable energy. BlueFire Renewables will continue to trade as BFRE.OB. BlueFire can produce a vast array of other biofuels, including biodiesel, biojet fuel, drop-in directs and more. As such, the name change and re-branding as a renewable energy ...

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Tacker to be sentenced Monday for biodiesel scam

ABERDEEN — William T. “Tommy” Tacker is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of $2.8 million in bioenergy subsidy money for a plant in Mississippi. Tacker was convicted in February in federal court in Aberdeen. He faces up to 50 years in prison. The government says Tacker and a Tennessee attorney, H. Max ...

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Enerkem plans to build smaller plant

PONTOTOC — A Canadian company has scaled back its initial plans to build a biofuels plant in Pontotoc County. Enerkem Corp. said last year it would invest $250 million in a new ethanol-producing plant that would create 150 jobs. It also would generate another 300 construction jobs during construction and startup phases. However, Marie-Helene Labrie, vice president of government affairs ...

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State biodiesel industry in danger (UPDATE)

  Without federal subsidy, most Mississippi plants will have to shut their doors in 2010 Congress failed to renew the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit on Dec. 31, 2009, and biodiesel plants across the country are shutting down. The tax credit has been in effect since 2005. Senate leaders plan to pursue an extension of the credit sometime this spring. Experts ...

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Enerkem gets financing from ATEL

PONTOTOC — ATEL Ventures, a San Francisco-based provider of secured financing to growth companies, has extended an asset-backed financing facility to waste-to-fuels company, Enerkem. Enerkem of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, develops and produces of advanced biofuels and green chemicals from waste materials. It is currently operating its first commercial-scale plant in Westbury, Canada, and has announced plans to build and operate ...

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