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UK wood pellet plant temporarily stops operations

UK bioenergy company Dalkia has ceased operations at its wood pellet facility in County Durham as an investigation into alleged dust emissions is conducted.

Dalkia is working with the Environment Agency to determine if the dust is coming from its facility or from another location, following concerns from local residents.

The wood pellets produced at the facility are from grade A wood waste and are used on-site and at local authority boiler houses.

In a statement Dalkia said it stopped operations ‘as soon as it received complaints’ but that ‘the Agency hadn’t come to any rulings yet’.

Dalkia is a subsidiary of EDF Energy and French waste management business Veolia Environment.