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USA – Mills in Louisiana to produce bagasse-based energy pellets [Registered]

Ten sugar mills in South Louisiana will each receive an investment of $31.2 million from NFR BioEnergy to set up pelleting unit from bagasse. The news was welcomed by Governor Bobby Jindal who jointly announced this investment with the Chief Operating Officer Frank Randazzo of NFR BioEnergy. Some 450 new direct jobs will be created by the investment, with an average salary of $54,000 a year, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in an additional 1,903 new indirect jobs. NFR BioEnergy will convert bagasse, into hardened energy pellets for use as fuel at global power plants.…

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