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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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Chesapeake in the Mississippi Lime. Chesapeake is the largest leaseholder in the Mississippi Lime (which is in Kansas and Oklahoma) with ~ 2 million net acres.

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.

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 The winner: the MSU biodiesel EREV. Click to enlarge.

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.

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.,

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"

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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) 486-5450Cheers 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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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.

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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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

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. “I wouldn’t say it has failed yet,” said Doug Suttles, the operating officer for exploration and production for BP, the company that was leasing the oil rig when it exploded April 20.

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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

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).

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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

Minnesota Plug-in Law

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Coincidentally, the electricity at the Ford plant comes from its own hydroelectric generator on the Mississippi. R epresentative Frank Hornstein reports that House File 3718 has passed, and that Minnesota is the first state to join the push for plug-in hybrids.

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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.,

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.

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 [.]. Green credentials electric car USA

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.

DOE, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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Mississippi State University. The US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks launched the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition ( AVTC ), revealed the 12 competing universities and named the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for the competition. The headline sponsors are the US Department of Energy, General Motors, and MathWorks, and the challenge is managed by Argonne National Laboratory.

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.,

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.

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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.,

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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PHEV Day 161 - Friday, 21 March 2009. From Vicksburg, MS to the 46th State Capitol - Little Rock, Arkansas

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It was first over the wide Mississippi River on I-30 and then right and West onto the Blue Highway called Ole Hwy 80 of yesteryear for a brief run, until it was a right on Hwy 65 and a long run to Little Rock. Hwy 65 parallels somewhat in-land the Mississippi and goes over the flat, broad and green of first Louisiana into the flat, broad and green of Arkansas.

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Wärtsilä to equip first US ocean-going LNG fueling barge

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The 4000 m 3 capacity ATB is being built at the VT Halter Marine (VTHM) shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi on behalf of Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport LLC (Q-LNG).

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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).

Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences to advance autonomous technology capabilities

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including a research and development center located near MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, manufacturing facilities in Bridgeport, West Virginia and Columbus, Mississippi with offices in Dayton, Ohio, Mountain View, California and Luzern, Switzerland. Boeing plans to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation ; Aurora specializes in autonomous systems technologies to enable advanced robotic aircraft for future aerospace applications and vehicles.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Shell Announces Significant new Discovery in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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The discovery is located at the Appomattox prospect in 2,200 metres (7,217 feet) of water in Mississippi Canyon blocks 391 and 392. Shell drilled the discovery well, located on Mississippi Canyon block 392, to a depth of 7,643 meters (25,077 feet) and encountered approximately 162 meters (530-feet) of oil pay. Shell announced a “significant” new oil discovery in the deepwater eastern Gulf of Mexico, adding to discoveries in the area from 2009.

Postal Fleet Services selects Ryder for natural gas vehicle solution in four states; 20 CNG heavy-duty trucks

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Tennessee and Mississippi, Ryder has now expanded its NGV offering into 16 states and two Canadian provinces. Ryder System announced that Postal Fleet Services has signed a full-service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting mail delivery operations in Orlando, Fla., Lafayette, La., Jackson, Miss., and La Vergne, Tenn. Postal Fleet Services has relied on Ryder for fleet leasing and maintenance solutions for more than 10 years.

GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River.

Shell announces successful exploratory well at Vicksburg in deepwater GOM

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The well is located 75 miles (120 kilometers) offshore in the Mississippi Canyon Block 393 in 7,446 feet (2,269 meters) of water. Shell announced a successful exploratory well at Vicksburg in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

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