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Pellets News
Jul 1, 2020
The UK could see a “vast reduction” in renewable heat projects over the next 12 months and a potential return to fossil fuels if current government proposals are approved, according to the UK Pellet Council and Biomass Heat Works!. Representatives from the two organisations are urging those supplying to, operating within, or using biomass for domestic or commercial... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 30, 2020
Further successful testing of waste-derived fuel pellets represents a "major milestone" for the Uskmouth Power Station Conversion Project in Newport, Wales. SIMEC Atlantis Energy (Atlantis), a global developer, owner and operator of sustainable energy projects and the firm behind the power station conversion, confirmed the successful trials of its waste-derived fuel... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 24, 2020
Drax Group has partnered with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHI), part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, on a new bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot project at its power station in North Yorkshire. The project, testing MHI’s carbon capture technology, is set to begin in the autumn and marks another step in Drax’s quest to become... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 22, 2020
Enviva has agreed to purchase two US wood pellet facilities in Georgia and South Carolina. Enviva has agreed to acquire Georgia Biomass Holding, which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, owns a wood pellet production plant in Waycross, Georgia, from innogy SE and one of its subsidiaries for $175 million (€155 million) in cash, subject to customary adjustments. The... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 22, 2020
Aurora Energy Solutions, a new firm owned by Usibelli Investments, has acquired the assets of Superior Pellet Fuels (SPF) and is building a ‘state-of-the-art’ wood kiln in Alaska, US. The kiln will produce clean-burning dry firewood to help the greater Fairbanks area achieve required reductions in PM 2.5 emissions. Joe Usibelli Jr, managing member of Usibelli... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 22, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy's Williams Lake facility has started operations again following months of capital upgrades. Between upgrades at the Williams Lake facility and the work undertaken in Quesnel on Pinnacle’s Meadowbank facility, the firm has invested close to $30 million (€19.7 million) in this region over the past year. Robert McCurdy, CEO of Pinnacle,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 8, 2020
Wood pellet certification scheme ENplus® has certified more than 1,000 companies as of June. Over the last 10 years, ENplus has certified 526 pellet producers, 471 traders and three service providers across 46 countries. The total production of certified pellets is more than 12 million tonnes, accounting for around 77% of the European heating market. ENplus, which... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 29, 2020
On 1 May, Pacific BioEnergy (PacBio) planted its first seedling in the Bobtail fire area west of Prince George, British Columbia. In 2015, the Bobtail area was hit by a major wildfire, which burned an area covering 25,533 hectares. The extent of the fire damage prevented salvage by the traditional forest industry. In 2019, PacBio reached an agreement with one of... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 26, 2020
A new $15 million (€13.6 million) rail link in the US has helped Drax to reduce its supply chain emissions and biomass costs. In its first year of operation, the five-mile rail link has increased the flow of biomass from one of Drax’s US pellet plants to its UK power station, helping to reduce emissions and costs while boosting the resilience of the company’s... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 13, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has announced its first-quarter financial results, revealing a revenue increase of 22.4%. Despite the coronavirus pandemic putting a strain on the lumber industry in British Columbia and several issues reported in Q1, Pinnacle reported increases in revenue and production. However, the company warned of potential impacts to its fibre supply... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 9, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Enviva's team continues to progress with the construction of its deep-water marine terminal at the Port of Pascagoula. On 7 April, the company inflated the first of two wood pellet storage dome structures at Mississippi's largest port. As a critical infrastructure business, Enviva said it is continuing to persevere through the "difficult environment"... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 7, 2020
Drax has received the 100th biomass cargo from its dedicated US export facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge in Louisiana. The vessel arrived in the UK on the fifth anniversary of the start of operations at a dedicated biomass export facility in southern US. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the final deepwater port on the Mississippi River and the closest... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 2, 2020
Japanese renewable energy firm RENOVA has announced its large-scale biomass power generation project has reached financial close. The company signed a financing agreement that will allow it to work on the development of the Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Project along with three co-sponsors, Tokyo Gas Co, United Purpose Management and Mizuho Leasing Co. Renova has the... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 3, 2020
SIMEC Atlantis Energy has successfully produced 100 tonnes of fuel pellets for large-scale combustion testing for a power station conversion in Wales, UK. The global developer, owner and operator of sustainable energy projects developed the 100% waste-derived pellets for the conversion of Uskmouth Power Station. SIMEC also announced the successful completion of large-scale... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 15, 2019
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has signed two long-term, take-or-pay offtake contracts with customers in Japan and South Korea, for the supply of industrial wood pellets. In Japan, Pinnacle has extended an existing contract with Mitsubishi, under which Pinnacle will supply 110,000-120,000 metric tons per annum (MTPA) of industrial wood pellets from 2021. In South Korea,... [Read More]


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