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Acquisition of Pinto Energy and Ashtabula gas to liquids project

ASHTABULA — “Velocys plc, the technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pinto Energy LLC (Pinto Energy) and the Ashtabula GTL project. Pinto Energy is one of the leading project developers of smaller scale GTL in North America. As its first facility, Pinto […]

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Baardson back in the picture

LISBON — “The man behind the former Baard Energy project is the CEO of a new company that intends to build a similar but smaller plant in Ashtabula County. John Baardson is CEO of Pinto Energy LLC, the Houston-based startup company that last week announced plans to build a $200 […]

Baard news is no news
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Baard news is no news

LISBON — “In the fall of 2011, Planck Investments acquired controlling interest in the former Baard Energy project, with the stated intention of moving forward with development of a multi-billion dollar synthetic fuel plant. More than 18 months later, not much has been heard from the company on the status of […]

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State pushes port for cash

LISBON — “The Columbiana County Port Authority is being told by the state to repay $305,500 awarded the agency for the defunct Baard Energy project. The Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA), formerly the Department of Development, awarded the port authority the money in 2007 to help secure options on land […]

93 state development deals fall short
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93 state development deals fall short

COLUMBUS — “Many of the companies that receive economic-development incentives from Ohio, many promising to add or retain jobs, do not hold up their end of the deal. Last year, 64 percent kept their promises, according to a report from Attorney General Mike DeWine.” — Dan Gearino, Columbus Dispatch link […]

Strickland: President not at war with coal industry
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Strickland: President not at war with coal industry

GIRARD — “‘In fact, the President has said just the opposite, and he followed through with resources. Five billion dollars from this administration has gone into efforts to do the research that will enable us to use coal in a way that is environmentally acceptable,’ Strickland said. However, the man […]

Port receives preliminary approval to use money
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Port receives preliminary approval to use money

EAST LIVERPOOL — “The Columbiana County Port Authority received preliminary state approval to use state money once allocated for Baard Energy on a project to help two companies at its Wellsville river terminal, which is expected to create 20 new jobs. The Ohio Department of Development’s Financing Advisory Council this […]

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Port hopes to benefit from plant

EAST LIVERPOOL — “[Columbiana County Port Authority CEO Tracy] Drake said things could really take off once the former Baard Energy project gets under way with plans to build a plant outside Wellsville that converts natural gas into synthetic diesel and jet fuel. The investment firm that took over the […]

Planck Holdings in Florida is a subsidiary of India’s JSW Steel
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Planck Holdings in Florida is a subsidiary of India’s JSW Steel

CLEVELAND – A little-understood player in the Baard Energy fiasco is a company based in Boca Raton, Florida, called “Planck Holdings.” For the past year, Baard Energy’s John Baardson has been saying that Planck Holdings would bankroll his proposed coal refinery in Wellsville.  Baardson said Planck was run by Perian […]

Johnson blames ‘environmental extremists’ for Baard Energy’s failure to build plant
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Johnson blames ‘environmental extremists’ for Baard Energy’s failure to build plant

WELLSVILLE — “The Natural Resources Defense Council takes exception to comments by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6 Ohio, saying its actions against the now defunct Baard Energy coal liquefaction plant (READ STORY) were ‘anything but extremist.’ …Fisk argues the Natural Resources Defense Council opposed the proposed plant because ‘we felt did […]