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Brazilian firm Butiá Indústria pushes ahead with wood pellet plant plans

Brazil’s Secretary of Economic Development, Science and Technology formally announced that company Butiá Indústria e Comércio de Pellets’ plans to construct a 36,000-ton wood pellet plant in the municipality of Butiá, Brazil.

The raw material to produce the pellets will come from eucalyptus plantations in the central-southern region of the state along with residues from local wood processing industries.

The company has already been granted an environmental license by the municipal government.

The pellets are to be destined for export to the EU as well as for the growing domestic market. The latter is experiencing strong demand both for residential stove and boiler markets as well as commercial and industrial applications including pizzerias and bakeries.