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GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

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GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in 2014, first saying it would manufacture a small, two-seat electric vehicle called the MyCar there. The harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. It later struck a deal with Chinese automaker JAC Motors to develop an.

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Alabama, Mississippi to assess oil sands resources in their states

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The State of Alabama has the third largest oil sands resource in the United States, which may extend into the State of Mississippi. Brief

Argonne National Laboratory and Mississippi State University partner on next-gen energy storage

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The US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Mississippi State University (MSU) are collaborating to develop new technologies that address next-generation energy storage challenges. New discoveries could enhance the load-balancing capabilities of the grid in the Southeast region. Brief

Toyota begins Corolla production in Mississippi

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Toyota opened Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS), the company’s new $800-million plant outside of Tupelo that assembles the Corolla. TMMMS, Toyota’s fourteenth North American plant, has the annual capacity to produce 150,000 vehicles. The automaker’s share of US new-car sales started the year at 15.3% Toyota’s Buffalo, W.

Sinopec purchasing 50% of Chesapeake Energy leasehold in Mississippi Lime unconventional play for $1.02B

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Chesapeake in the Mississippi Lime. The total consideration for the transaction will be $1.02 Source: Chesapeake. Click to enlarge. Brief

Enerkem Plans $250M Biomass and Waste-to-Biofuels Project in Mississippi

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the developer of a thermochemical (gasification and catalytic synthesis) process to produce synthetic fuels from biomass and waste ( earlier post ) plans to build and operate a second-generation biofuels production facility located in Pontotoc, Mississippi. Enerkem Inc., The total project represents a US$250 million investment.

Mississippi Approves $75M Loan to Catalytic Pyrolysis Startup KiOR for Biomass to Renewable Oil Plant

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KiOR, developer of a catalytic pyrolysis process to produce renewable oil from biomass, will receive a $75-million state-backed loan from Mississippi to bring the first three of its full-scale production facilities to the state. The first site will be built in Columbus, Mississippi and could open by the end of 2011. Clarion Ledger.

Bill Clinton to attend launch of new electric car

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GreenTech Automotive is to officially unveil its MyCar electric car in Mississippi today as the firm begins production. The new two seat ‘NEV’ (Neighbourhood Electric Vehicle) and is expected to have a top speed of no more than 45mph in Europe, less, in its native US, where laws will restrict it to 25-35mph. A launch [.].

Biomass to sugars and lignin company announces new name, new CEO, $30M in funding and a $75M deal with Mississippi to build plants in state

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Virdia, formerly HCL CleanTech, a developer of cellulosic sugars, announced a number of major company milestones, including a new brand and CEO, its latest funding round, and a $75-million deal with the Mississippi Development Authority to build manufacturing plants in the state. Earlier post.) Brief

GreenTech Unveils 4 Fuel Efficient Prototypes, Seeking Investors for Mississippi Production Plant

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GreenTech, a small startup company with old ties to Brilliance China Automotive, recently unveiled 4 fuel efficient prototype vehicles that they hope to build at a production plant in Mississippi. In order to begin production, GreenTech is searching for $2 billion in investments to begin construction of a plant on 1,500 acres of land in

Toyota To Finish Construction of Mississippi Plant, First U.S. Made Prius Hybrid to Run Off the Line by 2011

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Toyota has decided to go forward and finish off the small details at its newly built plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. Work on the plant began back in 2006, but the company halted completion last December due to a dwindling economy and potential financial issues. The outside of the manufacturing facility is complete, though it lacks any car

UPS updates 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric step vans with smaller genset engine for better fuel economy

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The trucks will be deployed in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio and Texas later this year. Earlier post.)

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PHEV Day 160 - Thursday, 19 March 2009 - Spring'ing Up to Jackson, Mississippi - 45th State Capital to be Visited by the "Spirit"

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Then, on to the Mississippi Craft Center. for possible opportunity charge and linking up with hosting Mississippi Mensans. EVer from sunny & bright and EVer so green Mississippi, "Spirit of DC" and EVJerry (202) 486-5450Stand by to stand by. further edits this PM (fingers crossed!)

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BP selects Technip for the Thunder Horse South Expansion project in the ultra-deep Gulf of Mexico

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At a water depth of approximately 1,900 meters (6,234 feet), the current field development is located in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 778 and 822, in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico environment. BP Exploration & Production Inc. The project scope covers: Project management and engineering. kilometers each with 4 pipeline end terminations.

TARC rolls out six new Proterra battery-electric buses; fleet total of 15

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With the six new buses, TARC’s all-electric fleet is the second largest of its kind in the country, and the largest east of the Mississippi.

New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production

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The work began in 1999 when other researchers with International Paper Company used pollen collected from three Chinese sweetgum trees in a test plantation in Mississippi to pollinate selected American sweetgums. —Scott Merkle. The new hybrid varieties are already being sold commercially by ArborGen Inc., —Scott Merkle.

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PHEV Day 159 - Wednesday, 19 March 2009. In Mississippi - 45th State and the STATE Where Toyota Will Do Prius Productions, Hopefully Prius PHEVs

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Being in Mississippi also means the State where Toyota will do Prius productions, and hopefully, Prius PHEVs. Note: WWF = World Wide Fund for Nature. keeping in mind Joe Lado's famous words: "No Plug, No Deal!" Stand by to stand by. for edits, maybe pixs!~ EVer from Gulfport, MS, "Spirit" & EVJerry

Toyota investing $1B in new TNGA plant in Mexico, realigning North American manufacturing; expansion in Guangzhou

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The new facility in Mexico and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. Substantial year-over-year increases in production volume at Toyota’s plants in Indiana, Mississippi, Texas, Canada, and Baja California, Mexico. Toyota also announced an expansion of its joint venture plant, Guangzhou Toyota Motor Co., TMMI).

Students’ biodiesel electric car takes first place

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There were celebrations all around Mississippi State University after its students scooped first place in the 2010 EcoCar: The NeXt Challenge finals in San Diego, California. The team built a biodiesel extended range electric vehicle with a 21.3kWh battery pack from A123Systems that provides an electric range of 60miles.

Enerkem raises C$59M in latest financing round; Valero Energy joins, Waste Management increases investment

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It comes on the heels of US$130 million in financial support from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Energy (DOE) for a plant in Pontotoc, Mississippi, expected to break ground later this year. Waste to biofuels and chemicals company Enerkem announced the closing of C$59 million (US$60 million) in financing. Brief

US DOE awards KiOR loan guarantee supporting a more than $1B biofuels project; drop-in fuels from wood biomass

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The first two plants are expected to be in Mississippi, with additional sites planned in Georgia and Texas. This project is designed to complement an earlier Mississippi agreement, which requires KiOR to build three plants in Mississippi before 2015. KiOR, Inc., Earlier post.) —Fred Cannon, President and CEO of KiOR.

EIA: rail, truck and barge crude oil deliveries to US refineries increasing

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Total refinery receipts of crude oil run about 15.2 million bbl/d, with more than half of that crude oil arriving by pipeline. Click to enlarge. Brie

ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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California, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington—have electric vehicle sales shares that are approximately 2–4 times the national average.

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Virginia Clean Cities requests proposals from Southeastern fleets interested in converting to propane Autogas

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Fleets in the following states are welcome to submit proposals: Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Washington DC. The application deadline is Friday, 12 August 2011, at 5pm EDT. All eligible public or private fleet operations are welcome to apply. Brief

Ohio State earns EcoCar honours

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Mississippi State University scooped third place with another extended range vehicle fuelled by B20 bio-diesel. Congratulations are due to the university students from Ohio State University, who earned top marks at the 2009 finals of the EcoCar: The NeXt Challenge Competition.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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Southern Company: Mississippi Power. Southern Company: Mississippi Power. 46 organizations have signed on to the principles so far. Among the actions announced are: Unlocking up to $4.5 Electric vehicle coalition. Enhance American manufacturing competitiveness, innovation, and the development of advanced technology. ChargePoint. Tesla.

DOE: California had highest concentration of plug-in vehicles relative to population in US in 2015: 4.68 PEVs/1,000 people

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Mississippi had the lowest concentration of PEVs, but all 50 states and the District of Columbia had at least some PEVs. PEVs per 1,000 people.

Shell adds 3rd major discovery to the Norphlet play in the Gulf of Mexico; total potential now above 700M barrels oil equivalent

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The Rydberg well is located 75 miles (120 kilometers) offshore in the Mississippi Canyon Block 525 in 7,479 feet (2,280 meters) of water. Brie

13 governors send letter to automakers encouraging natural gas vehicle development

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The states participating in the letter with Colorado and Oklahoma are: Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. Colorado Gov. This letter is part of a multi-state agreement initiated last fall by Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. —Governors’ letter. Brief

Dynamic Fuels and Mansfield to supply Norfolk Southern with renewable diesel; first fleet user of renewable diesel in US

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Norfolk Southern has primarily been using a 100% pure Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel at its Meridian, Mississippi rail yard since early January. Dynamic Fuels, LLC and Mansfield Oil Company have signed an agreement to supply renewable diesel to Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of the US’ largest transporters of coal and industrial products.

Nikola Motor unveils prototype Class 8 fuel cell range-extended electric truck, plans for H2 fueling network

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Delivering more than 1,000 hp (746 kW) and 2,000 lb-ft of torque, the Nikola One will have an expected range of 800-1,200 miles, the company said.

Elevance acquires first North American biorefinery

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which is commercializing olefin metathesis technology ( earlier post ), has acquired the Delta BioFuels facility in Adams County, Mississippi. The Mississippi Development Authority worked with company and local officials to help facilitate the project. Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc., Brief

EPRI calculates technically recoverable US riverine hydrokinetic potential at 3% of annual electricity demand

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The results show that the Lower Mississippi region contributes almost half (47.9%) of the technically recoverable resource estimate; Alaska 17.1%, the Pacific Northwest region 9.2%, and, the Ohio region 5.7%. EPRI completed an ocean wave energy mapping and assessment in 2011. Brief

CoolPlanet BioFuels claims conversion yield of 4K gallons gasoline per acre biomass

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The giant miscanthus was developed at the University of Mississippi and provided from a high yield plot by Repreve Renewables. On an energy basis, that yield is about 12 times greater than current corn ethanol production levels, the company noted. —Mike Cheiky, Cool Planet’s founder and CEO. Cool Planet utilizes mild process conditions.

University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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The new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), announced today by President Obama, will focus on advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites that combine strong fibers with tough plastics to yield materials that are lighter and stronger than steel. Adherent Technologies, Inc.; Honda R&D Americas, Inc.;

Oil Spill Containment Attempt Fails

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The slick, which has already come ashore on the Chandeleur Islands off southeast Louisiana, is projected to curl west in the next three days, threatening not only the Mississippi River Delta but also miles of Louisiana coastline to the west of the river. What I would say is what we attempted to do last night didn’t work.”

KiOR and Catchlight Energy sign feedstock supply agreement

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Under the agreement, Catchlight Energy will supply forestry-based feedstocks required by KiOR’s first commercial renewable fuel production facility in Columbus, Mississippi. KiOR, Inc., The companies have also signed a Testing and Optimization Agreement to optimize the compatibility of KiOR’s blendstocks with Chevron’s facilities. Brief

UPS adding 200 more series hybrid delivery trucks

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UPS will add 200 new series hybrid electric delivery trucks to the company’s growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. Earlier post.).

$112.5M awarded to research consortia studying effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico

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Lead Institution: University of Mississippi. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board announced that eight Research Consortia will be funded for the next three years with a total of $112.5 million to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lead Investigator: Edward J. Buskey, Ph.D.

DOI: latest Gulf of Mexico oil & gas lease sales garner $872M in high bids

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million acres on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the latest oil and gas lease sales for federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico garnered $872,143,771 million in high bids on 329 tracts covering 1,707,358 acres. billion in bid revenues. Brief