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T.L. Wallace wins infrastructure project at KiOR site

NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors have approved a $522,673 to relocate a sewer line on the former Belwood County Club property, the future site of KiOR’s Natchez alternative fuel production facility. The Natchez Democrat reports the contract went to T.L. Wallace Construction. Board Attorney Scott Slover said the bid was approximately $180,000 below the county’s projected price for the project. ...

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Bryant steering away from startups like failed Twin Creeks

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says he’d prefer that the state not invest in startup companies like failed solar equipment firm Twin Creeks. The Republican says he’s steering the Mississippi Development Authority away from loaning or giving money to such companies. “I do not have a preference for startup companies,” Bryant told The Associated Press. “I am conservative because of ...

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Alternative fuel refinery kicks into production

COLUMBUS — Alternative fuel firm KiOR says it started production in October in Columbus, and plans to make its first commercial shipments before November’s end. CEO Fred Cannon told analysts on a conference call the technology is working “and producing a high-quality oil. I am extremely pleased with the performance of our technology at Columbus.” Based in Pasadena, Texas, KiOR ...

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KiOR starts production at Mississippi biorefinery

JACKSON — Alternative fuel firm KiOR says it started production in October in Mississippi and plans to make its first commercial shipment before November’s end. Based in Pasadena, Texas, KiOR built a $222 million refinery in Columbus, Miss., to extract the equivalent of light crude oil from wood chips. It refines the oil into gasoline and diesel fuel. KiOR said ...

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Simon Property Group honored for 'green' efforts

RIDGELAND — Simon Property Group Inc., a retail real estate company, has won two recent awards for its commitment to sustainability issues. Simon properties in Ridgeland include Northpark Mall. For the second consecutive year, SPG has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with inclusion in its select Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Once again SPG was the only ...

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Supervisors to take out bond to build levee for KiOR

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors is advertising its intent to take out a bond that will not exceed $7.5 million as part of the KiOR levee project. The Natchez Democrat reports the funds from the bond will be channeled toward the construction of a levee on the site of the former Belwood Country Club, where KiOR has ...

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Southern Bancorp branch earns LEED certification

HERNANDO — Shortly after the opening of the Southern Bancorp Hernando Branch in summer 2011, Southern applied for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has now awarded the Hernando Branch its LEED Certification – the first LEED Certified bank building in the State of Mississippi, according to Southern. The Hernando Branch ...

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Another MMC Materials plant earns environmental certification

GREENVILLE — The National Ready Mix Concrete Association reports MMC Materials Inc.’s Greenville plant meets the requirements for Green Star certification. This certification is awarded to concrete plants that satisfy stringent environmental requirements in the supply of concrete and concrete related products. This is MMC’s fourth ready mix concrete plant to achieve this honor. The other Mississippi-based plants are in ...

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New Coast neighborhood offers 'cottage village'

PASS CHRISTIAN — A new neighborhood in downtown Pass Christian is expected to appeal to people who want to live and work in the heart of Gulf Coast town. WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports the neighborhood is a mixture of MEMA cottages and what’s being called “green cottages.” There are 40 cottages in all. Twenty of the rental homes are one-story, ...

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Will Mississippi's Twin Creeks go the way of Solyndra?

>> OBAMA AND BARBOUR HAVE BET ON GREEN ENERGY WINNERS AND LOSERS. Since its declaration of bankruptcy and subsequent FBI raid in early September, solar manufacturing company Solyndra has stayed in the national news, and President Obama has come under fire from Republicans with allegations of crony capitalism. This month the White House refused to provide documents regarding communications with ...

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