Volume 92 Issue 3 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 20, 2014 | Web Date: January 16, 2014

KiOR Faces Plant Revamp

Alternative Energy: First-of-its-kind facility needs to go off-line to meet output goals
Department: Business
Keywords: cellulosic biofuel, cleantech, venture capital, IPO, KiOR

Cellulosic biofuels maker KiOR says it has temporarily shut down its facility in Columbus, Miss., while it installs upgrades to improve output, yield, and reliability. Details of the closure emerged four days after the firm was featured on “60 Minutes.” The television segment highlighted the continued—and nowadays rare—enthusiasm for alternative energy technology by KiOR’s major investor, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.

On a conference call, KiOR CEO Fred . . .

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