US green fuel producer BlueFire Renewables (OTC:BFRE), formerly BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc, said it has received all necessary permits to commence construction of its ethanol facility in Mississippi, USA. The company got the final permits for the project, including air, wastewater and storm water permits from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
The ethanol plant, to be located in Fulton, will process wood chips, forest residual chips, pre-commercial thinnings and urban wood waste or manufactured wood waste from furniture production to produce 19 million gallons (72 million litres) of ethanol per year. During the construction phase, the project will create some 700 jobs in the region.
BlueFire has already secured feedstock supply from US wood chip producer Cooper Marine & Timberlands Corp (CMT) for a 15-year period. It has also struck a 15-year deal to sell all ethanol produced at the Fulton facility to biofuel trader Tenaska Biofuels LLC.