Maine company chosen to design $100 million Jeanerette biofuels plant


Delta Biofuel of Jeanerette has chosen Player Design Inc. of Presque Isle, Maine, to engineer and supply a $100 million renewable fuels facility that will turn sugarcane residue (bagasse) into fuel pellets in order to produce electricity, reports The County.

The Louisiana plant is expected to be the first in North America to use bagasse to create this type of fuel for industry.

Louisiana was the country’s top sugarcane producer in 2022, harvesting nearly 500,000 acres. About a third of the sugarcane ends up as fibrous waste, or bagasse.

Delta Biofuel initially chose the Maine firm to supply the dryers and energy system, but then asked the company to perform all the engineering, procurement and construction work for the project. Read the entire story.