Alabama, Mississippi to assess oil sands resources in their states

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Alabama and Mississippi are forming a partnership to further study the oil sands resources in the two states, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Saturday while speaking to the Southern States Energy Board. The State of Alabama has the third largest oil sands resource in the United States, which may extend into the State of Mississippi.

Announcing the launch of SmartCharge Mississippi

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Waterloo, Ontario: FleetCarma is proud to announce the launch of SmartCharge Mississippi, a new electric vehicle (EV) pilot program in partnership with Mississippi Power (Southern Company). Rose Ann Pegoda, Marketing team leader at Mississippi Power.

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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 Nikkei notes that the launch of the new factory means that Toyota is now supplying the North American market for the mainstay model almost entirely with locally made vehicles.

Velocys receives FONSI from USDA for planned Mississippi biorefinery; wood waste to drop-in fuels

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Velocys plc announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the environmental assessment report for Velocys’ planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi. With the FONSI process completed, Velocys will now focus on the next steps in the project’s development,including securing the state-level permits that will be required to construct and operate the biorefinery.

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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. China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Startups GreenTech Automotive

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. This collaboration will include joint research to build next-generation batteries for the electric grid that meet the challenges caused by tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather events. New discoveries could enhance the load-balancing capabilities of the grid in the Southeast region.

EcoCAR 2 Year One Winner: Mississippi State University

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EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future named Mississippi State University, with its series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle design, the Year One winner at the EcoCAR 2012 Competition in Los Angeles. The Mississippi State University team produced top tier design reports, won Best Facilities Inspection, Best Final Technical Report, Best Project Initiation Approval Presentation, Best Trade Show Evaluation, and Best Controls Presentation categories.

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.

Mississippi State University Takes First in Year Two of EcoCAR Competition With Biodiesel EREV

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Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge finals in San Diego, Calif. The Mississippi State University EcoCAR team chose to design an EREV hybrid with a 21.3 In addition to the overall winner’s award, Mississippi State won nine additional awards including performance events in auto-cross and acceleration. The winner: the MSU biodiesel EREV. Click to enlarge.

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. Plans call for the plant to be built, owned and operated by Enerkem Mississippi Biofuels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enerkem. Enerkem Inc.,

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. The company also announces that it recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Development Authority to build manufacturing facilities in the biomass-rich state.

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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

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

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

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) 486-5450Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Soon the "Spirit" will moveth EVJerry to Jackson, MS, on Hwy 49 for a photo op session at the 45th State Capital to be visited.

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Is Louisiana Planning To Charge EV Owners $400/Y While Rejecting Increased Gas Taxes?

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You can always tell when you cross the state line–the roads are smoother in Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas. Louisiana is well known for having severely bad roads. Recently, there was a bill proposed to increase gasoline taxes and tax EV owners $400 per year to own an EV in the state.

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. Tags: Biofuels Electric cars Green cars Latest news A123Systems biodiesel biodiesel electric car EcoCar EcoCar challenge electric car range extended vehicle Mississippi State University Penn State University Virginia Tech

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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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, EVnthusiasts, One & All - This Wednesday afternoon, after a late night's lodging with Cousin Ben Asher in Gulfport, the "Spirit" is taking an opportunity charge at the Orange Grove Branch Library in Harrison County, Mississippi, thanks to Children/Youth Service Librarian, Ms Lorianne Hawkins l.hawkins@harrison.lib.ms.us. Being in Mississippi also means the State where Toyota will do Prius productions, and hopefully, Prius PHEVs.

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bp starts up Manuel project in deepwater Gulf of Mexico; 20,100 boe/d

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The bp-operated wells, drilled to a depth of approximately 21,000 feet, are located on Mississippi Canyon block 520, east of the bp-operated Na Kika platform in 6,625 feet of water, approximately 140 miles off the coast of New Orleans.

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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. Through the Mississippi Industry Incentive Financing Revolving Fund, MDA provided assistance for upgrades at the Natchez/Adams County Port, as well as a $25 million loan to the company. Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc.,

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Tesla Gigafactory Spending, Carbon-Capturing Power Plant, Koch Brothers Back Direct Sales: Today's Car News

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Today, find out how much money Tesla has spent on "Gigafactory" construction in Nevada so far, see details of a new carbon-capturing power plant in Mississippi, and find out why the Koch Brothers support Tesla direct sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla has spent over $50 million on its Gigafactory project in Nevada so far, a new

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Coltura: Federal & state EV policy & incentives must target gasoline superusers to achieve carbon emissions goals

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Louisiana, Wyoming, and Mississippi are the states with the highest concentration of superusers, while Houston, Detroit, St.

Interior Disburses Nearly $249 Million to Gulf States for Coastal Conservation, Restoration and Hurricane Protection Programs

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Department of the Interior today announced nearly $249 million in Fiscal Year 2020 energy revenues to the four offshore Gulf oil and gas producing states – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and their coastal political subdivisions (CPS). WASHINGTON – The U.S.

FAA awards $7.5M in research grants for integration of drones into national airspace

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Mississippi State University – lead University. Mississippi State University. Mississippi State University – lead University. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.5 million in research, education, and training grants to universities that comprise the agency’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE).

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GM Spring Hill to run on 100% solar power by 2022

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The energy will be supplied by a solar farm in Lowndes County, Mississippi, currently under development by Origis Energy. General Motors expects its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant will be powered by 100% solar energy beginning in late 2022.

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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. In 2015, only five states had more than two plug-in vehicles (PEVs) registered per 1,000 people, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE). California had the highest concentration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with 4.68 PEVs per 1,000 people. Hawaii had the second highest concentration with 2.94

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Velocys reports ENVIA’s GTL plant has reached 200 barrels/day milestone; confirms site for first US biorefinery

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Earlier this month, signed a site option agreement with Adams County in the State of Mississippi for its first US biorefinery to be located in Natchez, Mississippi. The project expects to qualify for additional incentives worth up to $15 million, provided via Mississippi’s Advantage Jobs Act and other statutory tax incentives.

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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. The first plant under that agreement (and the company’s first commercial unit overall) will be located in Columbus, MS and funded by the proceeds of a $75-million loan from the State of Mississippi. KiOR, Inc.,

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Study: annual climate impact of wild pigs could be greater than 1.1M cars

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This investment expands the pilot program to new projects in Alabama, Hawaii, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. By uprooting carbon trapped in soil, wild pigs (feral swine), are releasing around 4.9

DOE: California had the highest concentration of plug-in vehicles relative to population in 2016

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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. In 2016, California had the highest concentration of plug-in vehicles relative to population with 6.65 PEVs per 1,000 people, according to figures from the US Department of Energy (DOE). Hawaii had the second highest concentration with nearly four PEVs per 1,000 people followed by Washington and Oregon with about three PEVs per 1,000 people.

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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.,

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Wyoming leads in vehicle miles traveled per person

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The states that follow Wyoming with the highest levels of VMT per person are Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico, and North Dakota. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by all vehicles in the United States vary greatly across the individual states.

ENVIA suspends operations at Oklahoma City GTL plant

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The Velocys Board fully supports the ENVIA Board’s decision given the likely capital requirements of the plant and believes that Velocys’ capital is better invested in progressing its Mississippi Biorefinery and UK waste-to-jet projects, which have the potential to generate significant value for shareholders.

KiOR produced 172K gallons of cellulosic gasoline and diesel in July and August; 357,532 gallons so far this year

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Cellulosic gasoline and diesel company KiOR reported that in July and August, its Columbus, Mississippi facility produced 172,398 gallons of fuel, bringing the 2013 production total from the facility to 357,532 gallons through 31 August. In the US EPA’s RFS targets for 2013, KiOR is projected to provide the bulk of the cellulosic fuels (see below).

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DOE awards $10.6M to ROGUE to engineer energycane, Miscanthus to produce oil for biodiesel, biojet fuel

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Energycane will be evaluated at Florida and Mississippi, and Miscanthus will be tested at Illinois. ROGUE is a collaboration amongst researchers from Illinois as well as Brookhaven National Lab, University of Florida, and Mississippi State University, with support from the DOE Office of Science (Office of Biological and Environmental Research).

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Velocys’ Bayou Fuels project set to produce negative emission fuels; partnering with Oxy

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a wholly owned subsidiary of Velocys plc, signed an agreement with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), to capture CO 2 from Velocys’ planned Bayou Fuels biomass-to-fuels project in Natchez, Mississippi, and securely store it underground in a geologic formation. That is why we will be capturing CO 2 as a by-product from the gasification process at our Mississippi facility. Velocys, Inc.,

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UPS adding 200 more series hybrid delivery trucks

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will be deployed beginning in January 2017 starting in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and, possibly in other states as well. UPS will add 200 new series hybrid electric delivery trucks to the company’s growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The vehicles have the same 650cc 2-cylinder engine and E-GEN chassis as the 125 vehicles UPS announced earlier this year. Earlier post.).

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Study: Crop relocation can help buffer US agriculture from climate change but southern states may face massive loss of productive land

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The wheat lands of the Great Plains see a gradual hollowing-out, while winter wheat moves up from the south along the Mississippi.

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EmberClear completes technical feasibility study for a natural gas to liquids project in Natchez, MS

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has completed the technical feasibility study for a natural gas to liquids project in Natchez, Mississippi. EmberClear has access to an 800-acre site along the Mississippi River. EmberClear Corp. subsidiary EmberClear GTL MS Inc. If the project proceeds it will be capable of producing 4,000 tons of methanol per day or 14,000 barrels of gasoline per day.

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CenterPoint adding natural gas vehicles to fleet, more fueling stations

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CenterPoint Energy, a US energy delivery company, is adding 35 natural gas vehicles to its fleet across Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Additionally, the company expects to provide natural gas service to at least 17 new compressed natural gas fueling stations built in the company’s service territory.

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EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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Region 4 (Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee) will accept applications requesting up to $2,000,000 in grant funds. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines.

BlueFire Renewables Signs 15-Year Feedstock Supply Contract for Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

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Under the agreement, CMT will supply BlueFire’s Fulton, Mississippi project with all of the feedstock required to produce approximately 19-million gallons of ethanol per year from locally sourced cellulosic materials such as wood chips, forest residual chips, pre-commercial thinnings and urban wood waste such as construction waste, storm debris, land clearing; or manufactured wood waste from furniture manufacturing. Cellulosic biofuels company BlueFire Renewables, Inc.

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Virginia Clean Cities reaches 1,000 vehicle conversions to propane

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Veolia Transportation is switching 300 taxis nationwide to autogas, while Southeast fleets include the City of Sandy Springs, and the Carroll, Jackson and Muscogee County Sheriff’s Offices in Georgia; Community Counseling Services and Pearl River County in Mississippi; Buncombe County, N.C.; Virginia Clean Cities announced that 1,000 vehicles have been successfully converted to run on propane autogas through the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (SPADP).