Drax seeks stakeholder evaluation of wood procurement

Dear Stakeholder:

Drax manufactures compressed wood pellets produced from sustainably managed working forests.   Drax owns and operates seven wood pellet manufacturing plants in the US South: Amite Bioenergy in Gloster, Mississippi, Morehouse Bioenergy near Bastrop, Louisiana, LaSalle Bioenergy near Urania, Louisiana, Arkansas Bioenergy Leola (Leola AR), Arkansas Bioenergy Russellville (Russellville AR),  Alabama Pellets Aliceville (Aliceville AL), and Alabama Pellets Demopolis (Demopolis AL).  The AL Pellet operations were added to Drax’s portfolio in 2021 following the acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy.

To assure sustainable sourcing, Drax participates in four certification programs: FSC® Chain of Custody & Controlled Wood, SFI® Chain of Custody & Fiber Sourcing, the PEFC™ Chain of Custody and the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP).  Underpinning Drax’s sustainability program is SBP’s Supply Base Evaluation which provides a formal framework for the evaluation of potential risks related to forest sourcing.

We are reaching out to you and your organization because of your knowledge and interest in the forest landscape and the multitude of benefits it supports.  A link to the Supply Base Evaluation is provided here.  Please email comments to: [email protected]. The survey will close on July 1, 2022.

Thank you in advance for any feedback you can provide.


Drax Team