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Feb 22, 2021
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Pellets News
Feb 18, 2021
Portuguese firm Futerra Torrefaçao e Tecnologia (Futerra Fuels) has commenced production of white and torrefied pellets at its new facility. The plant in Valongo, near Porto, includes six torrefaction lines delivered by Yilkins, which are embedded in the broader plant set-up developed by Futerra Fuels. The facility can switch production from regular white wood pellets... [Read More]

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Feb 17, 2021
Enviva has announced its goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations by 2030. The company set forward an ambitious plan to eliminate GHG emissions from its operations in keeping with international climate goals, including a Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5oC. “At Enviva, fighting climate change is... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 15, 2021
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) in Canada have discovered a way to help utilise agricultural waste to produce pellets. Tumpa Sarker, a PhD candidate in USask’s department of chemical and biological engineering, has found that heating canola meal, canola hull, and oat hull before compressing it yields a higher quality pellet with lower moisture... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 12, 2021
Pellet producer Waste Knot Energy has signed a £132 million (€150 million) deal with international supply management firm Komercon. Under the terms of the agreement, Waste Knot Energy will supply 3.6 million tonnes of pellets over the next five years to Komercon, which has its head office in the Netherlands, giving it the ability to close long-term supply agreements... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 9, 2021
Active Energy Group has secured a further $10 million €8.2 million in funding, while also converting all existing debt to equity. The new funding and clean balance sheet will allow the firm to accelerate the development of its CoalSwitch™ production facility in Lumberton, North Carolina. AEG has developed technology that converts waste biomass into CoalSwitch... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jan 25, 2021
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has received notice of regulatory charges laid by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) following its investigation of the explosion which resulted in injuries at its plant in Entwistle, Alberta. On 11 February 2019, Pinnacle reported that a fire broke out and cause damage to part of the facility. At the time, it was reported that one... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jan 21, 2021
British Columbia’s Port of Prince Rupert will benefit from a provincial investment of $25 million (€20.5 million) to improve and expand operations. The investment will support British Columbia and Canadian exporters’ competitiveness and opportunities in international trade. The Prince Rupert Port Authority recently announced it had set another record for annual... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jan 8, 2021
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has entered into an extension of a long-term, take-or-pay off-take contract with Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan. Under the terms of the extension, Pinnacle will supply 80,000-90,000 tonnes of per annum of industrial wood pellets to Mitsubishi, beginning in the first quarter of 2023. The pellets will be used by a biomass power generation facility... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jan 8, 2021
A biomass pellet mill facility will be built on Australia’s Kangaroo Island, thanks to a $5.5 million (€3.4 million) bushfire recovery grant. Over the past 12 months, Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) has worked to secure diversified markets for dry product – logs produced from forests that have been damaged by bushfire, beyond the tolerance of traditional... [Read More]

Pellets News
Dec 11, 2020
Arkansas-based Highland Pellets has entered into a $135 million (€111 million) strategic capital partnership with Orion Energy Partners to fund the expansion and upgrade of its wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff. The partnership will also provide capital for additional long-term growth initiatives at the facility. The plant is supported by a long-term contract... [Read More]

Pellets News
Dec 9, 2020
Pellet production has started at Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s new facility in Alberta, Canada. Pinnacle owns 50% of the new facility in High Level and 50% is owned by Tolko Industries through a limited partnership. The High Level mill further diversifies the company’s supply base using high-quality wood fibre sourced primarily from Tolko’s sawmill in the area. The... [Read More]

Pellets News
Dec 3, 2020
Enviva's first shipment of sustainable wood pellets is on its way from Port Panama City, Florida, to Japan’s Iwakuni Port. The first shipment carried approximately 28,000 tonnes of wood pellets made from low-value wood sourced in the US Southeast. By using sustainable pellets instead of coal, Japan’s heat and power producers can reduce carbon emissions by more... [Read More]

Pellets News
Nov 26, 2020
Operations at Pinnacle Renewable energy’s facility in Houston, British Columbia, have been temporarily suspended following a fire. According to Pinnacle, operations were suspended as a result of a ‘fire-related event’ on 25 November in the facility’s dryer area. The company reported that three employees sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital as... [Read More]

Pellets News
Nov 24, 2020
Hive Energy, iLive Sustainable Development, and Partners for Innovation have partnered to establish Coega Biomass Centre – Africa’s largest wood pellet export facility. The company, funded by Hive Energy, based in the UK, has taken over and will restore the existing non-operational plant in Port Elizabeth. The project is expected to deliver 100 direct jobs and 700... [Read More]

Pellets News
Nov 10, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has reported its best quarterly performance due to record production volumes. The company reported revenues of $131.7 million (€111 million) in Q3 2020, 42% higher than the same period in 2019. Its adjusted gross margin increased by $13.8 million (€11.6 million) to $31.7 million (€26.8 million) in Q3 2020 compared to Q3 2019. Adjusted... [Read More]


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