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Europe to benefit from newly opened pellet plant in US

A new US wood pellet production facility owned by Enviva Pellets has been officially opened in North Carolina.

The facility has a capacity of 500,000 tonnes a year and is set to support 79 full time employees and an additional 130 jobs in forestry and logistic sectors.

The pellets will be exported through Enviva’s Port of Chesapeake export terminal in Virginia to European energy utility customers.

‘Global demand for biomass energy is projected to increase substantially over the next decade,’ says Enviva CEO John Keppler. ‘Our footprint in North Carolina plays an important role in meeting that demand and in delivering environmental and economic benefits both to our customers and to the region’s related industries.’