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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 Biomass To Acquire Louisiana Wood Pellet Company

Drax Biomass—the wood pellet manufacturing company that operates two huge white pellet storage domes at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, as well as two other pellet production facilities in the area—has been selected as the winning bidder for the acquisition of Louisiana Pellets out of bankruptcy. The Urania-based company filed for Chapter 11 in […]

Drax To Buy Two Distressed U.S. Pellet Plants

Drax Group PLC is looking to buy two pellet plants in the US that have filed for bankruptcy. The owner of the UK’s largest power plant said it has submitted initial cash offers for the operating assets of Texas Pellets and Louisiana Pellets as part of auction processes to be held on 1 and 2 […]

International Forestry Group Tours Drax Biomass In Louisiana

Drax Biomass played host to a diverse group of international scientists and forestry experts at Morehouse BioEnergy on Monday, following an international conference in Little Rock. Jim Guldin, a supervisory research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service and program chair for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations workshop, said the tour was comprised of […]

German Pellets Fate Hangs In The Balance In Louisiana

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff A week after an insolvency court in Germany initiated proceedings against the assets of German Pellets GmbH, one of German Pellets’ affiliate wood pellet operations in the U.S., Louisiana Pellets (also German Pellets Louisiana), commenced filings on February 18 for Chapter 11 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District […]

Southern Wood Pellets Feed Europe’s Power Plants, Spark Environmental Debate

As the European Union works to reduce carbon emissions by moving from coal-fired power plants to renewable fuel sources, countries are increasingly looking to the United States’ southern forests for part of the answer. Wood pellet mills are sprouting up across the South, including one in Bastrop, turning trees into fuel that is then shipped […]

Plum Creek Finalizes Supply Agreement With Drax

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., today announced it has finalized a long-term fiber supply agreement with Drax, a leading power company in the United Kingdom that is transforming itself into a predominantly biomass-fueled power generator. Plum Creek will deliver up to 770,000 tons annually of sustainably-managed wood fiber to two U.S. pellet manufacturing locations during […]

Wood Pellet Exports From North America To Europe Up Over 70% In 3Q/12

Pellet exports from the two primary pellet-producing regions on the North American continent, the US South and British Columbia, continued to increase in the 3Q/12 and reached a new record of 860,000 tons. Shipments in the 3Q/12 were over 70% higher than the same quarter in 2011, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review, […]

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