Rentech Sells Mississippi Land After Ceasing Cellulosic Research

Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Rentech Inc., a U.S. supplier of wood pellets and nitrogen fertilizer, sold about 450 acres of land in Mississippi where it had planned to build a renewable-energy project.

Adams County, Mississippi, paid $9 million for the land, Los Angeles-based Rentech said in a statement yesterday. The company shut in February its biofuel research unit that was developing systems to convert cellulosic biomass into synthetic gas.

To contact the reporter on this story: Justin Doom in New York at jdoom1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net