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Aug 5, 2022
Drax agrees acquisition of 90,000 tonnes Canadian pellet plant
Pellets News
May 11, 2022
In Sweden, forest industry major Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) has announced that it will invest SEK 700 million (€6.7 million) in a new sawmill intake and a wood pellet plant at SCA Timber Rundvik sawmill in Nordmaling municipality. The sawmill in Rundvik currently produces around 80,000m3 of planed wood, and in that production some 8,000m3 of shavings are... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 9, 2022
The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) has launched a Wood Fuel Quality Assurance (WFQA) animation video, which highlights the benefits of wood fuels in sustainable forest management. This animation video also highlights the broader benefits of forests including: the provision of timber for construction, biodiversity, spaces for recreation and a source of renewable sustainable... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 5, 2022
Prairie Clean Energy CEO and president Mark Cooper says Saskatchewan could fill a void because the war in Ukraine has halted biomass exports from Russia. With the war in Ukraine, he said, companies across Europe are eagerly looking for the product because they can no longer source it from Russia. “The number of requests for meetings has been overwhelming,” said... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 4, 2022
Drax Group has said it plans to make a final investment decision on up to 1 million tons of additional capacity this year, according to its Q1 report - it brought 400,000 metric tons of new biomass pellet production capacity online during the first quarter of 2022. It reported that "strong demand for forest products in construction and manufacturing markets continues... [Read More]

Product News
Apr 27, 2022
CPM, a manufacturer of pellet mills, pelleting equipment and automation products, has launched new technology to improve wood pellet mill efficiency. The company’s patented Twin Track technology has been developed after a decade of research to reduce energy demand, ensure consistent pellet quality, and boost mill capacity. Twin Track uses two rollers inside the... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 26, 2022
Stora Enso has agreed to divest its two sawmills and forest operations in Russia. The company’s Nebolchi and Impilahti sawmills will be divested to local management. The divestment includes Stora Enso’s Russian forest operations, which supply wood to the sawmills. Stora Enso’s assessment is that, due to uncertainties in the Russian market, local ownership and... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 11, 2022
Solariant Capital, a renewable energy investment and development company headquartered in California, has agreed to sell its 50 MW Tahara Biomass Power Plant project. A consortium of Japanese companies including Japan Petroleum Exploration Co, Shizouka Gas & Power Co, Tokyo Energy & Systems, Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Daiichi Jitsugyo, and Iwatani Corporation... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 8, 2022
Groupe Lebel will build a new wood pellet plant in Quebec’s Cacouna municipality. The first phase of the plant’s operations will begin in 2023 with an annual capacity of nearly 100,000 tonnes of wood pellets. Groupe Lebel aims to ship the majority of its production to growing international markets. “The plant will help us optimise our growth plan,” said Louis-Frédéric... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 7, 2022
Drax will deliver a series of events that will provide UK Businesses with information on how they could win contracts to deliver its BECCS technology. The company is teaming up with Worley, its engineering, procurement, and construction partner; UK energy sector business development organisation NOF, and the West & North Yorkshire and Hull & Humber Chambers... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 6, 2022
Drax has opened a new pellet plant in Demopolis, Alabama, bringing new jobs and economic opportunities to the town. At full capacity, the Demopolis plant – Drax’s second pellet production facility in the state – will produce 360,000 tonnes of sustainable biomass pellets annually. Drax’s pellet plants help support employment and opportunities across the wider... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 6, 2022
Enviva will invest $250 million (€229 million) in a new wood pellet production facility in Bond, Mississippi. The facility is a key component of Enviva’s growth strategy to double pellet production capacity from 6.2 million tonnes annually to around 13 million tonnes over the next five years. The plant is fully contracted under long-term take-or-pay supply contracts... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 31, 2022
Active Energy Group (AEG) has agreed to sell its Lumberton, North Carolina site for $4.65 million (€4.1 million). The biomass-based renewable energy company that developed CoalSwitch clean energy pellets entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Phoenix Investors for the sale of its facility. Phoenix Investors is a US-based commercial real estate firm, the core... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 31, 2022
Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) is working with Maeda Corporation, Yonden Business Co, and Shinko Denso to develop a biomass power project in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture. JAPEX specialises in hydrocarbon exploration, production, and transportation. The company produces crude oil, natural gas, and LNG reserves globally. The biomass power plant in Ozu City will... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 30, 2022
Mitsubishi Power has presented a policy proposal to the Government of Indonesia to promote the adoption of biomass co-firing at the country’s thermal power plants. The Indonesian Government is currently implementing an energy policy that aims to raise the proportion of renewables in the nation’s energy mix to 23% by 2025, as part of its goal to reach carbon neutrality... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 30, 2022
Ontario’s government has launched the province’s first Forest Biomass Action Plan to drive economic growth and ensure the strength of the sector for generations. The five-year plan promotes economic opportunities for using forest biomass in new, diverse ways, including renewable energy. The development of the action plan was supported by a diverse working group... [Read More]


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