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KiOR signs offtake agreement with Alabama company

COLUMBUS — KiOR Inc. has signed an offtake agreement with Hunt Refining Company, who has agreed to purchase renewable gasoline and diesel blendstocks and fuel oil produced at KiOR’s first commercial facility to be located in Columbus. Terms were not disclosed. In addition to the offtake of renewable fuel blendstocks, the two companies have agreed to collaborate on information and ...

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Does state have timber available for KiOR?

STARKVILLE — Five new facilities that can transform wood into fuel will soon be built in Mississippi. The facilities will further increase timber’s already-important role in the state’s economy. Mississippi’s forests cover nearly 20 million acres and generate more than $1 billion worth of timber each year. The forestry and forest products sectors, which include logging, furniture construction, solid wood ...

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KiOR gets loan guarantee from Energy Department

KiOR Inc. has received a term sheet for a loan guarantee supporting an over $1-billion biofuels project from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program. The project would convert wood biomass into drop in biofuels such as gasoline and diesel fuel. KiOR’s project under the DOE loan guarantee program will consist of four biorefineries that will contribute approximately 250 ...

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Company leader reports progress in biomass project talks

PORT GIBSON — National Clean Fuels president and chairman Maurice Stone reports that the company’s Mississippi biomass project is progressing as expected after meeting with representatives of the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy. Stone met with Center president Norris McDonald, vice president Derry Bigby and consultant John McCormick in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 3. NACF and the Center are working together ...

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Developer interested in Red Hills EcoPlex

CHOCTAW COUNTY — The Choctaw County Economic Development District announced an option agreement has been formalized with an unspecified renewable power developer for the purposes of conducting due diligence on the Red Hills EcoPlex site. Terms were not disclosed. The development under consideration is for a renewable power plant facility that would utilize biomass (specifically logging waste) as its primary ...

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TVA launches new renewable energy program

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority has added to its renewable power portfolio with the announcement of a new TVA initiative for mid-size renewable generators. The TVA Renewable Standard Offer will encourage more renewable development within the region by allowing developers to enter into long-term price contracts with TVA. These new renewable projects may be capable of producing between ...

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NCF signs contract with The Center

PORT GIBSON — National Clean Fuels chairman and president Maurice Stone announced that the company signed an option agreement with the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy (The Center). The Center has the expertise to assist NACF with the development and implementation of clean and alternative energy services and systems in the City of Port Gibson and surrounding areas. NACF ...

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Alliance AutoGas wins contract from IDOT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – In what is slated to be the nation’s largest single-state propane AutoGas fueling network, Indiana’s Department of Transportation has awarded Alliance AutoGas a $3.2-million contract for the implementation of 115 clean AutoGas fueling stations. This network is the first of its kind, according to the company, providing Indiana’s public and private fleet vehicles with easily accessible, statewide ...

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BlueFire signs feedstock contract with Alabama company

FULTON — BlueFire Renewables Inc. has signed a contract with Mobile, Ala.-based Cooper Marine & Timberlands to provide feedstock for BlueFire’s planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton, MS for a period of up to 15 years. Under the agreement, Cooper Marine & Timberlands (CMT) will supply BlueFire’s Fulton project in Northeast Mississippi with all of the feedstock required to produce ...

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Southern Co. captures CO2 for first time ever

ATLANTA — Southern Company has captured carbon dioxide from one of its power plants for the first time. The research accomplishment was achieved this month at subsidiary Georgia Power’s Plant Yates near Newnan, Ga. The pilot-scale project at Plant Yates, which uses a capture system developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), will provide additional process improvements before the technology is ...

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