The Center and NACF met with Mayor Reeves and other stakeholders on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 to discuss the parameters of the 'Green Port Gibson Project.' The Center, NACF and Mayor Reeves agreed to move forward with consideration and conceptualization of alternative energy projects. Others participating in the meeting included Port Gibson Alderman Marvin Ratliff, Alcorn State University Community Resource Development Liaison Charles Shepphard, Port Gibson Main Street Manager Kenneth D. Ross, and Rural Community Development Corporation President Clarence Scutter.
Scoping Visit 2
Center Planning To Build Biomass Electricity Plant in Mississippi
The Center and National Clean Fuels (NACF) engaged in their second scoping trip in Mississppi, which is part of the process for their planned construction of a 10 megawatt biomass-to-electricity plant in Port Gibson, Mississippi. The team included our Center President Norris McDonald and Center Vice President Derry Bigby, NACF President Maurice Stone and Al Dyson, president of Dyson Engineering and Technical Services, Inc. The Rudy Shields Green Electric plant is projected to begin operating in 2012.
|Bigby, Dyson, McDonald, Stone|
|Bigby, McDonald, Dyson, Stone|
|Stone, Dyson, McDonald, Bigby|
Photo Credits: Dexter Dyson
|Substation at Alcorn State University|
|Dyson Engineering President Al Dyson at Entergy Port Gibson Substation|
|Alcorn State Methane Gas Line (note solar panel)|
|Lunch at The Old Country Store|
w/ Port Gibson Mayor Fred Reeves (2nd from right) and Charles Shepphard (far right)
|NACF President Maurice Stone at Alcorn State Farm Area|
After the meeting, Center President Norris McDonald and Center Vice President Derry Bigby took a short tour of the Mississippi River and Lake Yucatan on the Louisiana side of the river (see video below). The river tour was arranged by Mayor Reeves and was conducted by Soloman Wilson.
|Ellis Neal, J.B. Darris, A.C. Garner, Clarence Scutter,|
Norris McDonald, Lorraine Lias, Al Dyson, Mayor Fred Reeves