Canadian company plans plant in La.

By Staff | April 04, 2013

Biomass Power Louisiana, a subsidiary of Abbotsford, British Columbia-based Biomass Secure Power Inc., has secured a six-month option to lease a site near Baton Rouge, La., where it plans to build a pellet plant.

The company plans to develop the project in four phases over the course of several years. Phase one of the proposed development would include the establishment of three production lines, each capable of producing 340,000 tons of wood pellets each per year from both whole trees and chipped fiber.

Construction is expected to begin this summer. During the second phase of development, the company will incorporate torrefaction into the production process. 

Biomass Secure Power has also proposed to develop a storage and chipping facility at the Port of Natchitoches, approximately 175 miles northwest of Baton Rouge.