Kior Lays Off Some Staff In Mississippi

Pasadena, Texas-based biofuels maker Kior has begun laying off employees at a facility in Columbus, Mississippi, according to reports from local papers. The layoffs apparently come as Kior has struggled to put the company's plant into operation. The Columbus Dispatch said Kior laid off 18 employees, the first of a number of employees the company is likely to lay off at the location.