Tag: Mississippi

UK’s Velocys moving forward with wood-based biofuels project in Mississippi

UK’s Velocys moving forward with wood-based biofuels project in Mississippi

October 23, 2017 |

In Mississippi, the UK’s Velocys announced it signed an option on 100 acres near Natchez to develop a wood-based advanced biofuel facility that could also be upgraded to aviation biofuel. The company plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars, so local authorities are lining up to offer it $42 million in county tax breaks, […]

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Councilman opposes expansion at JaxOn Energy biodiesel plant for safety reasons

Councilman opposes expansion at JaxOn Energy biodiesel plant for safety reasons

October 11, 2017 |

In Mississippi, a councilman for Jackson is urging a “no” vote against the proposed expansion of the JaxOn Energy biodiesel facility, saying the plant is a safety concern for the neighborhood it’s located in that never should have been approved in the first place. He shared information with other council members showing how similar plants […]

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KiOR under fire for “bait and switch” scam detailed in emails

KiOR under fire for “bait and switch” scam detailed in emails

July 31, 2017 |

In Mississippi, a local newspaper is alleging that KiOR executives pulled off a “bait and switch” scam securing by an offtake for refined crude oil rather than to refine crude bio-oil as required by the state to secure a $75 million loan in taxpayer money. Emails seen by the newspaper show concerns began as far […]

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Federal judge orders KiOR’s former CEO, successor company to pay $4.5 million

Federal judge orders KiOR’s former CEO, successor company to pay $4.5 million

June 12, 2017 |

In Mississippi, the former CEO of KiOR, Fred Cannon, and the successor company to KIOR have been ordered by a federal district court judge to pay $3 million to the 23,000 shareholders who lost their money in the failed venture, along with $1.5 million plus fees for attorneys. The state’s suit against the former company […]

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KiOR pays off back taxes with revenues from equipment sales

KiOR pays off back taxes with revenues from equipment sales

October 19, 2015 |

In Mississippi, KiOR has made good on the $1.1 million in back taxes it owed to local authorities, nine months late and eventually assessed with a 1% late payment fee. The funds will be split almost evenly between the local school district, the county and the city of Columbus where the facility is located. The […]

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Judge allows KiOR Columbus plant to sell off pieces with REG and chipmakers first up

Judge allows KiOR Columbus plant to sell off pieces with REG and chipmakers first up

October 5, 2015 |

In Mississippi, REG Synthetic Fuels is paying $1.5 million for refining equipment from the former KiOR biofuel plant in Columbus while Georgia Renewable Fuels is paying an undisclosed price for wood-processing equipment after a judge approved the sales. GNF is waiting for court permission to locate its wood chipping plant either at the site of […]

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Ergon BioFuels brings Vicksburg ethanol plant back online

Ergon BioFuels brings Vicksburg ethanol plant back online

June 23, 2015 |

In Mississippi, Ergon BioFuels LLC, (EBF) announced its ethanol plant in Vicksburg is back to full operation following a brief suspension in services to facilitate renovations and upgrades. The plant was originally established in 2007. On December 31, 2013, the facility became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ergon BioSciences, Inc., and was rebranded as Ergon […]

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Ergon Biofuels teams with Gavilon to supply corn to Vicksburg ethanol plant

Ergon Biofuels teams with Gavilon to supply corn to Vicksburg ethanol plant

March 11, 2015 |

In Mississippi, Ergon BioFuels announced that it has entered into a comprehensive services arrangement with Gavilon to originate and market grain at the company’s Vicksburg, Miss. facility. Under the terms of the agreement, Gavilon will operate the 3.2-million-bushel warehouse at the Ergon BioFuels facility and begin buying corn, soybeans, milo and soft red wheat from […]

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County judge appoints local lawyer as KiOR Columbus plant receiver

County judge appoints local lawyer as KiOR Columbus plant receiver

January 28, 2015 |

In Mississippi, a Jackson lawyer was appointed by a Lowndes County judge as receiver of the KiOR Columbus plant at the request of Vinod Khosla. The receiver  will be paid by the Mississippi Development Authority and will be in place until Aug. 1.

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Mississippi biodiesel plant nearly destroyed in 2014 fire approved for re-start

Mississippi biodiesel plant nearly destroyed in 2014 fire approved for re-start

January 26, 2015 |

In Mississippi, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality says the JNS Biofuel plant in New Albany—which was destroyed last year in an explosion—has received the required permits to re-open, but a date hasn’t yet been set. The accident caused $3.5 million in damage but the new facility is much bigger, with feedstock storage for 130,000 […]

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