Graanul Invest submits winning bid for Texas pellets assets

An affiliate of Graanul Invest submitted the winning bid in the auction conducted on May 9 for the assets of Texas Pellets Inc. and German Pellets Texas LLC. The assets include a pellet plant in Woodville, Texas, and a port terminal in Port Arthur.

Drax: Energy companies announce new zero-carbon UK partnership

Drax Group, Equinor and National Grid Ventures have signed an MOU committing them to work together to explore how a large-scale carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) network and a hydrogen production facility could be constructed in the mid-2020s.

Rail project at Louisiana port will benefit pellet shipments

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced a future rail project at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge will allow for expedited shipments of wood pellets. He said development of the project is expected to begin in the near future.

Report: Biomass accounts for 5.3% of Britain’s power in Q1

Data recently released by Imperial College London as part of the Drax Electric Insights Quarterly report shows that biomass accounted for 5.3 percent of the Britain’s electricity supply mix during the first quarter of 2019.

Sawmill begins operations, will provide feedstock to pellet plant

The new $115 million LaSalle Lumber Co. LLC facility was dedicated in Urania, Louisiana, May 29. The sawmill will provide residual wood waste from its lumber operations to Drax Biomass’s adjacent LaSalle Bioenergy pellet plant.

UK official visits bioenergy carbon capture project at Drax

U.K. Government Minister and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick MP, has visited Drax Power Station to find out about its world-first bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot project.

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2019 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 10-12, 2019
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

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November 13-14, 2019
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

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February 3-5, 2020
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee

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