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UK Moving Away From Coal, Burning Wood From The U.S.

The 12 cooling towers at the Drax Power Station have dominated the flat North Yorkshire countryside since the plant was built to burn coal from local mines in the ’60s. It’s the largest power plant in the UK, and for years it served as a visible reminder of how essential coal has been for the […]

Drax Planning To Cut Cost Of Biomass Power By A Third

Drax CEO Will Gardiner told Reuters April 20 that the company plans to cut the cost of the electricity it generates by a third over the next decade. The goal is to reduce the company’s dependency on subsidies. Improvements cited by Gardiner are more efficient turbines and cheaper wood pellets. A spokesperson for Drax told […]

Drax Biomass Moving Corporate Headquarters To Louisiana

Drax Biomass, which operates two Louisiana wood pellet manufacturing facilities as well as a shipping operation in the Port of Baton Rouge, will move its corporate headquarters from Atlanta to Monroe. Company President Pete Madden said the move allows Drax “to shift to a more operationally focused business model.” “The relocation will position our headquarters […]

Drax’s Louisiana Biomass Facility Begins Wood Pellet Production

Drax Biomass Inc. (DBI) began start up production this week at its newest facility, LaSalle BioEnergy in Urania, Louisiana. “This is a very exciting moment, we have a dedicated and motivated work force that after months of upgrades, retrofits, and training is ready to produce,” said Pete Madden, President and CEO of Drax Biomass. “We […]

Drax Sells UK-Based Wood Pellet Distribution Business

Power giant Drax has agreed to sell its wood pellet distribution business, Billington Bioenergy (BBE), to Aggregated Micro Power Holdings, an AIM-listed energy company specializing in the sale of wood fuels and the developing of distributed energy assets. Drax said the consideration for the transaction was £2m (€2.24m), comprised of £1.6m of shares in AMPH […]

Pellet Mill In The Woods

Written By: Jessica Johnson During a recent trip toward the southwest from our headquarters in Montgomery, Ala., my editor “requested” that I locate the new Drax wood pellet plant under construction and nearing startup “somewhere around” Bastrop, La. He wanted me to take a few photos for potential use in the magazine. So on a […]

Drax Biomass Establishes U.S. Headquarters In Georgia

Drax Biomass , Inc. will establish its U.S. headquarters in the Atlanta, Georgia region. The company will invest more than $1 million to lease 10,000 square feet in the Concourse building in Sandy Springs for seven years, with plans to create 50 jobs over the next five years. A wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of U.K. […]

Drax Confident Of Making Biomass Power Transition Objectives

British power generator, Drax Group, is confident that it will meet its objective of generating half of its power plant from biomass, despite new coal levies threatening short-term profits. The Yorkshire, England-based plant is on track to see half of its generating capacity coming from wood pellets, replacing its previous coal-based power. In April Drax […]


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