In the US, wood pellet producer German Pellets is developing its first manufacturing facility in Tyler County, Texas.
German Pellets chose this location due to the large quantities of raw materials available, including timber. This is attributed to the warm climate, fertile soils and higher forest growth rates.
The plant is expected to begin production in Q3 2012 when it will produce 500,000 tonnes a year of wood pellets. These will then be shipped to Europe.
Approximately 250 construction and fulltime jobs will be created.