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BlueFire makes '50 Hottest' list again

FULTON — BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc., a California-based company that is proposing to build an ethanol refinery in Fulton in Northeast Mississippi, has been ranked number 19 on the Biofuels Digest list of the “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy;” the company’s second consecutive year in the top 20. “Having voters rank BlueFire Ethanol among the top 20 bioenergy companies for ...

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Enerkem, BlueFire awarded stimulus funding

PONTOTOC and FULTON — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have selected 19 integrated biorefinery projects to receive up to $564 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate the construction and operation of pilot, demonstration, and commercial scale facilities. The projects – in 15 states – will validate refining technologies and ...

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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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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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USDA adds BioPreferred products

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has added nine BioPreferred product categories that will now be eligible for federal procurement preference. This action increases the number of bio-based products by 20 percent. The USDA’s BioPreferred program’s round five finalization adds more than 1,000 bio-based products for preferred purchasing consideration by all federal government agencies, contractors and the military. ...

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Mississippi the buzz at Biomass Summit

WASHINGTON — At the Biomass Summit this week in Washington, people were talking about Mississippi, said Sumesh Arora, director of Strategic Biomass Solutions (SBS) for the Mississippi Technology Alliance. Companies excited about developing in Mississippi were wood pellet manufacturers, cellulosic ethanol companies and those interested in using poultry waste for alternative energy source projects. About 175 people in private sector ...

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Biomass program open for applications

Biomass conversion facilities can now begin enrollment in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), aimed at helping increase production of renewable energy. The program, authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to producers who deliver eligible material to biomass conversion facilities, and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide financial assistance to collect, harvest, store and transport eligible ...

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