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UK energy company Drax will build two large export wood pellet mills with associated port facility in LA and MS



BURLINGTON, MA , Dec. 13, 2012 (Press Release) - 

Drax Biomass International Inc., a development and operating company focused on manufacturing wood pellets for renewable, low-carbon power generation from sustainable biomass, today announced its plans for three projects in the Gulf region. In the first half of 2013, Drax Biomass expects to begin construction of two pellet manufacturing plants in Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as a port storage and loading facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge.

The manufacturing facilities, Amite BioEnergy in Gloster, Mississippi, and Morehouse BioEnergy in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, would be expected to start full operations in 2014 with combined capacity to produce 900,000 metric tons of biomass pellets annually using fiber from actively and sustainably managed forests.

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This article originally appeared on woodbiomass.com: UK energy company Drax will build two large export wood pellet mills with associated port facility in LA and MS