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Nature's Flame stops pellet production at Rolleston plant

Solid Energy business Nature's Flame has stopped production of pellets at its oldest and smallest plant located in Rolleston, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Due to its age and size, it was deemed uneconomic to upgrade the facility, as the cost of ensuring reliability and safety would be too high. Furthermore forestry in the area is reportedly waning.

Therefore the company is focusing on its larger, modern North Island plants in Taupo and Rotorua for pellet production.