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Study finds 'Freedom' a viable feedstock

STARKVILLE — Collaboration between a Mississippi State University (MSU) research agronomist and Georgia’s self-proclaimed “sodfather” may offer a viable grassy feedstock to capitalize on sustainable bioenergy production. A field of “Freedom” giant miscanthus on MSU’s South Farm towers over research agronomist Brian Baldwin. Baldwin’s 12-year study of grassy feedstocks indicates the plant is a viable resource for biofuel production. One ...

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Trains saving more fuel

WASHINGTON — The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released a study showing vast improvements in freight rail fuel efficiency over the last two decades, approximately 22 percent between 1990 and 2006. The FRA said several factors point to the reasons for rail’s fuel efficiency, including the improvement in diesel-electric locomotives, the increased use of double stack trains, track and signal ...

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TVA program surpasses goal

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) programs to improve energy efficiency and reduce peak demand on the power system exceeded the 2009 goals, saving Tennessee Valley homes and businesses energy and money and reducing the need for TVA to use more costly power resources, according to the utility. In a report to the TVA board Nov. 19, TVA executive ...

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Unique renewable energy project coming to Delta

GREENVILLE — International Silica Technologies, LLC, (IST) produces a silica product that goes into everything from toothpaste to rubber. Producers Rice Mill is a farmer-owned cooperative that is a full-line processor of rice products. Now, these two very different companies are joining forces in a unique renewable energy project in Greenville. Earlier this month, Jonesboro, Ark.-based IST announced it was ...

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MDA joins energy training network

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA’s) Energy Division is one of several partners in the creation of a Southern Solar Energy Training Network in the Southeast. The network is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) efforts to invest in solar workforce development and is being created through the University of Central Florida’s (UCF’S) Florida Solar Energy Center.

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Hinds recognized for energy conservation

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College (HCC) reports it has achieved a 25 percent cost savings totaling $402,981 in five months since forming a strategic alliance with Energy Education, a national energy conservation company. The achievement has not gone unnoticed. The college was recently presented with the Energy Pacesetter, which is for those stellar organizations that are “setting the pace” in ...

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Advance Mississippi membership grows

JACKSON — Leading businesses and organizations from around the state continue to join Advance Mississippi to participate in the discussion about the state’s energy future. Advance Mississippi, a coalition committed to sound energy policy whose membership ranges from individuals to statewide business leaders, has gained several members since its launch in June of this year. “We are delighted to have ...

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