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Biomass company buys Wiggins pellet plant

Source: Hellerman Baretz Communications LLC press release Richmond, VA — Enviva LP, a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Tomorrow’s Energy, LLC and its Piney Woods pellet manufacturing facility in Wiggins, Mississippi. Under Enviva’s ownership, Piney Woods will be renamed Enviva PelletsTM Wiggins and ...

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Fulton biomass plant construction contract signed

FULTON–California-based BlueFire Renewables Inc. has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton. The facility will be engineered and built by Wanzek Construction Inc., a subsidiary of MasTec Inc., for $296 million, which includes an approximately $100 million biomass power plant as part of the facility. The company is ready to move ...

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Educators: Don't sell out schools for biofuels

JACKSON — The Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) has sent a message to legislators — don’t sacrifice schools to land the biomass-to-crude oil venture announced yesterday. Legislators will debate an incentive package for the project during a special session of the Legislature today. Kevin Gilbert, the president of the 8,000-member MAE, is urging legislators to exercise caution when developing packages ...

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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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CKS sells wood pellet assets to Enviva

AMORY — CKS Energy Inc. has sold the assets of its wood pellet manufacturing business to Enviva Pellets, LLC, of Richmond Va. Terms were not disclosed. The business currently employs 15 and has a manufacturing capacity of 100,000 tons per year. The company will be known as Enviva Pellets – Amory, LLC. The company manufactures wood pellets from biomass and ...

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European company to put biomass power plants in Miss.

London-based Meridian Power announced this month that it has selected former Tupelo mayor and Advance Mississippi Chairman Glenn L. McCullough Jr. as chairman of its biomass businesses in the United States. The company has chosen Mississippi to be the site of its first power plant, due to the abundance of timber biomass in the state. Meridian Power plans to develop ...

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Mississippi the buzz at Biomass Summit

WASHINGTON — At the Biomass Summit this week in Washington, people were talking about Mississippi, said Sumesh Arora, director of Strategic Biomass Solutions (SBS) for the Mississippi Technology Alliance. Companies excited about developing in Mississippi were wood pellet manufacturers, cellulosic ethanol companies and those interested in using poultry waste for alternative energy source projects. About 175 people in private sector ...

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