Mississippi is poised to become a nationwide leader in renewable energy production.
It may be too soon to tell, but operations from a KiOR biofuels plant –converting wood chips into crude oil — aren’t expected to produce a significant negative environmental impact on Columbus, said company officials and area experts.
The Lowndes County Port Authority board Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding for a new KiOR biofuels plant to be located in Columbus, at the Columbus-Lowndes County Port.
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant believes Mississippi is positioned to bounce back faster than any state in the country once the recession loosens its grip. He explained why during a Tuesday stop in Columbus.
Two centuries ago, wood served as our energy fuel for the American frontier, providing home heat and powering commercial furnaces and eventually steam engines.
Mississippi lawmakers on Friday swiftly approved a multimillion dollar incentive package for what state and company officials call a first-in-the-world project to convert timber products to a crude oil substitute.
Mississippi lawmakers met in special session Friday and quickly approved a multimillion dollar incentive package for a company that plans to convert timber products into a crude oil substitute.
In 2011, Columbus will be home to a cutting-edge biofuel production site, potentially paving the way for more renewable energy sources.