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Drax hires new VP for US operations

Matt White

Drax Biomass in January announced the hiring of Matt White as its new senior vice president to oversee the company’s biomass operations in the United States.

White is stationed in the company’s headquarters in Monroe.

“This is an exciting time to join Drax Biomass as the business seeks to grow its wood pellet output to 5 million tons per year while maintaining a focus on safety and operational excellence,” White said in a prepared statement. “Drax has an impressive commitment to support the communities in which it operates by promoting sustainable forestry and investing in local development, so I am looking forward to the opportunities ahead.”

Drax Biomass is a subsidiary of Drax Group plc, a United Kingdom-based energy company that generates 6 percent of the country’s electricity needs. Drax Biomass employs about 190 people at its three facilities and headquarters in Louisiana and another 65 in Mississippi.

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