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County to spend $5.1 million for levee at KiOR site

ADAMS COUNTY — Adams County will spend $5.1 million to put up a levee at the industrial site where a biofuels company intends to locate. Biofuels company KiOR said Monday it would locate its second Mississippi production facility in Natchez, a move that will create 300 jobs. The facility will be built on a 120-acre tract of land comprised of ...

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KiOR chooses Natchez, not Newton, as site for second plant

NATCHEZ — Biofuels company KiOR says it will locate its second Mississippi production facility in Natchez, a move that will create 300 jobs. The Natchez Democrat reports the facility will be built on a 120-acre tract of land comprised of the former Belwood Country Club. The company had originally announced the facility would be located in Newton. The announcement was ...

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KiOR closes on $75M loan to support first biofuels plant

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc., a next-generation renewable fuels company based in Pasadena, Texas, has closed a $75 million, four-year term loan with a lender group comprised of an affiliate of Vinod Khosla and two Canadian corporations owned by certain pension fund clients of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). “This follow-on investment in KiOR reaffirms the continued long-term commitment of two ...

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Scientists study cottonwood trees for biofuel

STARKVILLE — In a quest to identify economically and agriculturally sustainable biofuels to reduce dependence on foreign energy suppliers, U.S. scientists and engineers constantly are identifying methods of converting biomass into biofuel products. This year, Mississippi State University researchers announced a breakthrough in understanding how cottonwood trees begin to produce seasonal flower buds. This critical development may help accelerate domestication ...

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Scientist studying 'panda pooh' for biofuel production

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University assistant professor is looking to “panda poop” — or microbes in panda excrement that breakdown woody materials — as a possible means to biofuel production. Ashli Brown, a biochemist in MSU’s Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, recently discovered that microbes in panda feces are strong enough to break down the ...

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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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