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Biomass to Gasoline Production Plant Dedicated in Texas

Biomass to Gasoline Production Plant Dedicated in Texas

BRYAN, Texas, November 7, 2008 (ENS) – Texas Governor Rick Perry was on hand today for the dedication of a unique biofuels conversion facility in Bryan, about 70 miles northwest of Houston. The new facility built by Terrebon, LLC will confirm the scaled-up, commercial feasibility of the company’s MixAlco technology, which converts non-food biomass into…

Texas Starts on the Long Road to Recovery

Texas Starts on the Long Road to Recovery

AUSTIN, Texas, September 16, 2008 (ENS) – President George W. Bush and Texas Governor Rick Perry visited Houston and Galveston today to survey areas devastated by last weekend’s Hurricane Ike. A former Texas governor, Bush flew over Galveston, where the airport is still not functional and many homes and businesses were destroyed when the storm…

Governor Perry Warns Texans Hurricane Ike is 'Dangerous'

Governor Perry Warns Texans Hurricane Ike is 'Dangerous'

AUSTIN, Texas, September 11, 2008 (ENS) – Residents of the Houston-Galveston area and four northern counties on the Texas Gulf Coast have been ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Ike, now headed directly for the city of Galveston. Brazoria, Jefferson, Matagorda and Orange counties are being evacuated, and county offices and courthouses are closed today…

Texas Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Lethal Hurricane Ike

Texas Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Lethal Hurricane Ike

AUSTIN, Texas, September 10, 2008 (ENS) – Early this morning, the center of Hurricane Ike was located about 125 miles north-northeast of Cabo San Antonio on the western tip of Cuba. More than one million Cubans evacuated and the storm claimed four lives as 20 inches of rain and 100 mph winds swept across the…

EPA Puts Off Renewable Fuels Waiver Decision to August

EPA Puts Off Renewable Fuels Waiver Decision to August

WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2008 (ENS) – In April, Texas Governor Rick Perry requested a 50 percent waiver from the grain-based Renewable Fuels Standard mandated under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, enacted last December. The governor says corn prices are soaring because of the demand for corn to make ethanol, which also…

Hurricane Dolly Rips into South Texas

Hurricane Dolly Rips into South Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, July 23, 2008 (ENS) – Hurricane Dolly tore into South Texas early Wednesday afternoon with driving rain and sustained winds near 100 miles per hour, ripping roofs off houses and hotels and dropping power lines. The eye of Hurricane Dolly made landfall over southern Padre Island as a borderline category one to category…

Use Costly Corn for Feed, Not Fuel, Texas Governor Urges

Use Costly Corn for Feed, Not Fuel, Texas Governor Urges

WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2008 (ENS) – Texas Governor Rick Perry is asking the federal government to reduce by half the amount of corn-based ethanol that must be blended into the national fuel supply under the national Renewable Fuel Standard, RFS. Instead of being used for fuel, the governor wants that corn to feed livestock…

Biggest U.S. Biodiesel Plant Opens in Houston

Biggest U.S. Biodiesel Plant Opens in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas, June 5, 2008 (ENS) – A former waste oil and chemical refinery has been transformed over the past year into a zero emissions biodiesel production plant in Houston. When GreenHunter Energy opened the $70 million biodiesel refinery and glycerin distillery Monday, Texas Governor Rick Perry was on hand. “The transformation of an old…

Texas Invests in Thin-film Solar Factory for Austin

Texas Invests in Thin-film Solar Factory for Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – The state of Texas will invest $1 million in HelioVolt Corp. of Austin for the construction of a 125,000 square foot manufacturing facility and development space to test and produce the company’s thin-film solar power cells, which convert sunlight into electricity. The company will manufacture a new type…

Texas Wildfires Flare in Dry, Windy Weather

Texas Wildfires Flare in Dry, Windy Weather

AUSTIN, Texas, January 31, 2008 (ENS) – Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a State Disaster Proclamation for more than half the counties in Texas as a result of wildfires that began Tuesday. The governor’s order makes 152 of the state’s 254 counties eligible for state assistance. “I urge Texans to exercise extreme caution as…