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‘Kemper’ IGCC Costs Rise Again; Start-Up Delayed to Mid-2016

Mississippi Power Co. (MPC) revealed Oct. 28 in an “8-K” filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that costs of its nearly complete, 585-megawatt “Kemper” integrated-gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) project have now soared to $6.1 billion—more than double the original cost estimate.

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REG Completes Iowa Biodiesel-Plant Upgrades

Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) recently announced that it completed upgrades to its 30 million-gallon-per-year (mgpy) biorefinery in Mason City, Iowa, which will allow the facility to produce biodiesel from a wider variety of raw materials.

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Global Gasification Capacity Rises

In an Oct. 29 presentation to the Gasification Technologies Council (GTC) 2014 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., industry consultant Chris Higman revealed that global gasification projects in the GTC database this year now total 862—up from 747 in 2013.

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