Drax announces pellet, port projects

By Staff | April 04, 2013

Drax Biomass International Inc. has announced plans for three projects in the southern U.S., near the Gulf of Mexico. During the first half of this year, the company is expected to begin construction of two pellet plants, one in Louisiana and the other in Mississippi. In addition, Drax is planning to develop a port storage and loading facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge.

The proposed Amite BioEnergy plant in Gloster, Miss., and the Morehouse BioEnergy in Morehouse Parish, La., are scheduled to begin operations in 2014. The plants have a planned combined capacity of 900,000 metric tons, and will take in fiber from actively and sustainably managed forests. Economic development agencies in both states have provided financial incentives to Drax.

The port facility is expected to have a storage capacity of 80,000 metric tons. The location will be designed to accommodate the delivery of pellet rail and truck. The port project is also expected to be operational next year.


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  1. Nicholas Moran



    I would love seeing you bring some of your products to the pacific northwest with Oregon and Washington having all of the slash from cutting down the trees a second future project coming here in the northwest would provide the needed jobs this part of the country is in desperate need of. I would love hearing back from you and being able to take this to the mayor of Roseburg,Oregon and see where we could help in this process.


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