Biofuels project to include Columbus plant

By Bobby Harrison / NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – The biofuels economic development project to be considered in Friday’s special session will have a plant in Columbus and two other locations in the state.
Gov. Haley Barbour said this afternoon that KiOR, based in Houston, Texas, will also have plants near Bude, in the southwest part of the state, and in the Newton area, just west of Meridian.
The company will convert wood products into crude oil that can refined into gasoline or diesel fuel to be used in a standard automobile.
The company plans a $500 million investment that will create 1,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Barbour said the company could open two more plants in the state in coming years.

Read more about this story in Friday’s Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.