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EPA names Golden Triangle landfill as Project of the Year

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi regional landfill participating in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Generation Partners renewable power program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the nation’s top renewable generation projects. The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority is the recipient of a 2011 Project of the Year Award for its landfill gas-to-electricity project ...

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Norfolk Southern signs biodiesel agreement for rail yard

MERIDIAN — Dynamic Fuels, LLC and Mansfield Oil Company have signed an agreement to supply renewable diesel to Norfolk Southern Corporation, a transporter of coal and industrial products. Norfolk Southern has primarily been using a Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel at its Meridian rail yard since early January. Dynamic Fuels, a 50/50 venture owned by Tyson Foods Inc. and Syntroleum Corporation, ...

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CNBC: KiOR 'bleeding cash'

Update: Today (Jan. 27) KiOR announced that it 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). KiOR is listed along with Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Sears Holdings and Rite Aid as companies that “are expected ...

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Officials mark startup of first gas-to-electricity project

STARKVILLE — With Mississippi looking to produce more domestic energy from renewable resources, government officials, utility and GE representatives gathered yesterday at the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill in northeastern Mississippi to mark the commercial start-up of the state’s first landfill gas-to-electricity (LFGTE) project that will support the regional grid. Owned by the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority (GTRSWMA), ...

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Calisolar lays off 80 Calif. workers

Calisolar, which said in early September that it will build a plant in Lowndes County, Miss., recently announced it’s firing 80 workers from its polysilicon solar cell manufacturing plant in Sunnyvale, Calif. The solar start-up company, which was founded in 2006, has more than 350 employees. The company is moving away from solar cell manufacturing and is turning its focus ...

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Rice agrees to join KiOR's board of directors

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc., a cellulosic fuels producer, is adding former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice its board of directors, starting July 2011. Rice served as U.S. secretary of state from 2005 to 2009 after serving as the chief national security advisor to President George W. Bush beginning in 2001. Rice is currently professor of political economy in the Stanford ...

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BlueFire completes phase one of plant construction

FULTON — BlueFire Renewables Inc. has completed initial site-preparation on the company’s proposed cellulosic ethanol plant in Fulton. Century Construction has completed clearing and grubbing; placed the geo-grid and fabric across the site; brought the site to grade level and installed drainage structures prior to completion of final rough grading. Grass and mulch were applied to establish the necessary growth ...

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Senate votes to kill ethanol subsidy

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s 73-to-27 vote to wipe out a $5 billion tax credit for U.S. ethanol producers may be largely symbolic. The Senate approved an amendment to end the 45-cent-a-gallon subsidy the government gives refiners and the 54-cent-per-gallon tariff on imported ethanol from Brazil and other countries. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Tom Coburn, ...

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KiOR signs another agreement with Catchlight

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc., a renewable fuels company, and Catchlight Energy, LLC, a 50-50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation and Weyerhaeuser Company focused on providing liquid transportation fuels from sustainable forest-based resources, have signed a feedstock supply agreement. Terms were not disclosed. Under the agreement, Catchlight Energy will supply forestry-based feedstocks required by KiOR’s first commercial renewable fuel ...

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KiOR breaks ground for first biofuels production plant

COLUMBUS — Gov. Haley Barbour joined executives from KiOR and state and local officials today for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of KiOR’s first commercial biofuel production facility in Columbus. The company announced in August 2010 it would locate five biofuel production facilities throughout Mississippi, a company investment of $500 million that will create at least 1,000 direct and ...

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