Where is Drax Group Adding New Satellite Pellet Plants?


Drax Group is adding three new locations in Right to Work Leola, Arkansas, which will serve as “satellite pellet plants”. The first of these locations will be starting construction soon. And in order to cover the cost of these new locations, the company is investing $40 million toward the project. In addition, they also plan to create 30 new jobs. So this is good news for the economy of Grant County!

From Area Development Magazine:

“Drax is bringing jobs and opportunities to rural communities in Arkansas, boosting the state’s post-COVID economic recovery. […] By using sustainable biomass, we have displaced coal-fired power generation, reduced carbon emissions and provided renewable electricity for millions of homes and businesses in the UK.” […]

“Each of these three Arkansas communities will be uniquely impacted by today’s announcement. […] Families in different regions across the state will experience new opportunities and their communities will experience continued growth because of Drax’s investment. I congratulate Drax on this exciting news and look forward to the ways that Arkansas will be influential in accomplishing the company’s mission to provide renewable electricity for millions of homes and businesses.”


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