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KiOR seeks to double cellulosic fuels production at Columbus plant; $50M in from Khosla for Columbus II

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is pursuing plans to double production capacity at its Columbus, Mississippi, facility through construction of a second facility incorporating KiOR’s commercially proven technology. Cellulosic gasoline and diesel company KiOR, Inc. Khosla Ventures incubated KiOR in 2007 and is the lead investor. Earlier post.).

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Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. As winner of the Challenge, Columbus will receive up to $40 million from US DOT and up to $10 million from Paul G. Earlier post.) Allen’s Vulcan Inc. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.

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CODA abandoning plan to build Li-ion battery factory in Columbus, Ohio

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The Columbus Dispatch reported that Coda Automotive is abandoning plans to build a Li-ion battery factory in Columbus. The company has been waiting for the US Department of Energy (DOE) to act on its $500-million loan application to help pay for construction.

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KiOR halts cellulosic fuels production at Columbus in Q1 to optimize production; need for R&D to boost yield and cut costs

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In December 2013, Cannon had said that KiOR would operate the Columbus plant “ on a limited campaign basis only ” to verify the impact of improvements. In December 2013, Cannon had said that KiOR would operate the Columbus plant “ on a limited campaign basis only ” to verify the impact of improvements. Earlier post.) Earlier post.)

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Biden EV charging network is up and running with Ohio station

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Located at a Pilot Travel Center along Interstate 70 west of Columbus, Ohio, the station opened Dec. The first charging station funded by the Biden administration's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program is now online. 8, according to a press release from the office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

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Future Honda EVs to be powered by batteries from Ohio plant

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Announced in 2022, the joint-venture plant will be located in Fayette County, about 40 miles southwest of Columbus, and aims for 40 gigawatt-hours of annual. Honda and LG Energy Solution on Tuesday confirmed details of a joint-venture Ohio battery plant that will produce battery modules for North American-market Honda EVs beginning in 2025.

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Ohio DOT to award EVgo & partners $13.8M for 20 fast charging stations along interstate corridors

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EVgo’s Kroger Brewers Yard fast charging station in Columbus, OH. In total, EVgo currently operates 37 fast charging stalls across 10 locations in Ohio, including key metro markets such as Cleveand, Columbus and Cincinnati.

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