Deadwood Biofuels pellet plant acquired
The Earth Partners, a land restoration and bioenergy development company, has acquired Deadwood Biofuels, a South Dakota-based wood pellet producer.
Deadwood sources its feedstock from The Black Hills. This forest is overstocked with forestry waste which could cause wildfire, insect infestation and habitat loss. The Earth Partners and Deadwood are using these forest residues, thinnings and low-grade timber resources to improve forest health.
'We are working closely with the Forest Service regional offices to use trees killed by the mountain pine beetle, along with timber residues that are destined to be burned in the forest as waste. This conservation biomass is supporting restoration of degraded landscapes while simultaneously providing a source of renewable energy,' says The Earth Partners CEO David Tepper.