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Profit-sharing agreement signed for biomass plant

HOUSTON, Texas — National Clean Fuels announced today that the company signed a profit participation agreement with the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy (The Center). The two organizations are working together closely to build a biomass-to-electricity (BTE) plant in Port Gibson, Miss. According to the agreement, National Clean Fuels will provide the Center with monthly project support payments in ...

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Toyota begins production of hybrid Auris

LONDON — Toyota has begun production of its hybrid Auris car at a plant in Britain. The first vehicle rolled off the assembly line this morning at Toyota’s plant in Burnaston in Central England. The car’s so-called hybrid synergy drive combines a gas engine with an electric motor. Britain’s business minister, Vince Cable, was on hand for the event. He ...

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TVA resumes renewable energy program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced yesterday that it is resuming new enrollments in its Generation Partners pilot project to encourage renewable energy use across the TVA service territory. TVA briefly held up new enrollments last week, citing the need “to adjust to overwhelming customer response.” Qualifying solar, wind, biomass or hydroelectric projects of up to 200 ...

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TVA suspends solar energy program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority is placing a moratorium on a popular program that pays homeowners and businesses that generate electricity from solar energy. The Tennessean reports about $31 million has been spent or committed of the $50 million originally allocated to the Generation Partners program. And the agency has more than $100 million in applications pending. TVA ...

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Twin Creeks breaks ground for plant

SENATOBIA — Twin Creeks Technologies has broken ground for its new solar panel manufacturing facility in Senatobia. The venture-backed solar technology manufacturing company announced it would be locating its new facility in Senatobia in April. “Construction of Twin Creeks’ 100-megawatt solar manufacturing site is rapidly ramping up. We are delighted at the diligence and speed at which this project is ...

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Rentech fuel passes validation flight

ADAMS COUNTY — Rentech Inc. announced that a successful engineering validation flight was conducted by United Airlines using Rentech’s certified synthetic jet fuel (RenJet). The flight marks the first time a U.S. commercial airline has used synthetic jet fuel in flight and underscores Rentech’s leadership role in a lower carbon future with the use of domestic technology and resources to ...

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SED installs Centrex system

STARKVILLE — Cemtrex Inc. of Farmingdale, N.Y., has completed the installation of its Green DCV system for the Starkville Electric Department (SED). The system was installed to help reduce energy consumption, monitor indoor air quality and help attain LEED points for the building. According to Cemtrex, its Green DCV reduces energy consumption by up to 40 percent and improves indoor ...

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State lags in hybrid car sales

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippians aren’t very green when it comes to car buying habits. Cars.com’s annual ranking of the greenest U.S. cities puts the state’s six metropolitan areas near the bottom of the list of 210 for interest in hybrid vehicles as a percentage of total car shopping activity. Listed at number 160, the Columbus-Tupelo-West Point region came in first ...

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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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Kight strikes deal with Danish company

MADISON — The Danish company SolarVenti has signed Kight Energy as its newest distributor in the United States for its line of solar powered heating and ventilation products. Terms were not disclosed. Kight Energy is an energy consulting, marketing and distribution company. “We are excited to add this great product to our line of solar products,” said Robie Kight, president ...

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