Roundup: LSU sales students win / Mr. Ronnie’s founder dies / New energy plant

    Top honors: Four LSU professional sales students earned Jack W. Salisbury Scholarship Awards ranging from $250 to $1,000 after competing in a B2B sales scenario competition as part of the E. J. Ourso College of Business Professional Sales Institute’s fourth annual Internal Sales Competition and Career Fair. Read LSU’s full announcement.

    Laid to rest: Ronnie Picou, founder of Mr. Ronnie’s Famous Hot Donuts, died last week at 79. Picou opened his Houma-based donut shop in 1994, with company expanding into the Baton Rouge market in 2013 with its Lee Drive location. Read the full story.

    Experimental plant: An experimental Texas plant is aiming to make clean, cheap energy by burning carbon dioxide into a stream of pure oxygen amid rising concerns about climate change. The plant, developed and operated by NET Power, will soon begin selling power into the grid as it completes the final phase of its operational testing over the next few months. Read the full story. 

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