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Nov 24, 2020
Plans to build Africa’s largest wood pellet export facility underway
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]

Pellets News
Nov 6, 2020
The Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports, has announced a £1 million (€1.1 million) investment in its wood pellet handling operations. As part of the investment, state-of-the-art equipment is being installed and a range of measures implemented to help combat dust emissions from the dry wood pellets it handles into the UK. Improvements include dust... [Read More]

Pellets News
Nov 5, 2020
Enviva has reported its financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2020, with chairman and CEO John Keppler declaring the company is “firmly on track” to deliver results within its full-year guidance range. In Q3, Enviva reported a net income of $1.4 million (€1.18 million), compared to net income of $8.9 million (€7.5 million) in Q3 2019. Adjusted... [Read More]

Pellets News
Nov 3, 2020
Bioenergy Europe’s ENplus wood pellet certification scheme has celebrated 10 years of operations. For a decade, the ENplus scheme has contributed to the development of the premium pellet market by introducing and maintaining harmonised pellet quality across the supply chain. As of November, there are more than 1,040 certified pellet producers, traders, and service... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 30, 2020
Amercentrale, a biomass and coal-fired plant owned by RWE in the Netherlands, will soon run on 80% biomass. The conversion of Amercentrale’s fifth turbine will be completed at the end of summer, at which point 90% of the electricity and heat produced by the plant will be generated by wood pellets. RWE intends to be climate-neutral by 2040 and by 2030 the firm will... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 26, 2020
Bioenergy Europe has released the fifth chapter of its Statistical Report 2020, focusing on pellets. The report highlights the key contribution of wood pellets to the EU sustainable recovery, and to the 2050 carbon neutrality target, describing pellets as a ‘true example of circularity’. In 2019, the EU28 produced nearly 18 million tonnes of pellets (approximately... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 21, 2020
The University of West Alabama has received a $1.7 million (€1.43 million) grant by the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to improve barge access at the Port of Epes Industrial Park. The EDA grant – to be allocated in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone - will be matched with $540,000 (€455,000) in local funds and is expected... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 5, 2020
A feasibility study by the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a subsidiary of the University of York, will investigate the commercial production of sustainable, locally-sourced materials to produce biomass boiler pellets in Yorkshire, UK. It is hoped the new pellets, derived from municipal and woodland waste, will help to reduce the region’s carbon footprint... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 23, 2020
Three environmental groups have sent a notice of intent to sue wood pellet manufacturer Jasper Pellets for “significant, repeated, and ongoing” Clean Air Act violations. The notice sent on 22 September accuses the company of multiple violations, including operating the facility in Ridgeland, South Carolina and installing new manufacturing equipment without proper... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 9, 2020
UK-based Waste Knot Energy is in the final stage of negotiations with several large-scale industrial fuel users for the supply of its alternative fuel pellets. The proposed plants – around eight in the UK – each costing approximately £30 million (€33.1 million), will be able to manufacture more than two million tonnes of fuel pellets annually with an average... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 8, 2020
Japanese firm Idemitsu Kosan has initiated operations to produce black pellets using the assets (unused land, facilities) available at Ensham coal mine in Queensland, Australia. Under this project through the firm’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Idemitsu Australia Resources, Sorghum is cultivated and will be used as a biomass fuel. According to Idemitsu, the plant is known... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 2, 2020
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $750,000 (€632,000) grant to help create 85 new jobs and increase commerce in Sumter County and the state’s Black Belt region. The Sumter County Commission will use funds to improve infrastructure necessary for Enviva, which is investing more than $140 million (€118 million) in building a wood pellet production facility... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 2, 2020
Smithers, British Columbia, is supporting the province’s climate change targets by diverting residual fibre that would otherwise be burned to Pinnacle Renewable Energy's new plant. Fibre from the Bulkey Timber Supply Area is now being transported to Pinnacle’s newly-developed Smithers Pellet Facility. A total of $1.2 million (€773,800) in funding from the Forest... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 24, 2020
Effingham Pellets, a subsidiary of Charles Ingram Lumber Company, has announced plans to establish operations in Florence County, South Carolina. The newly formed company is a wood pellet manufacturer and distributor that supplies wood pellets for export sale to Europe. The firm’s $5.4 million (€4.56 million) investment is estimated to create 10 jobs. Once up... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 24, 2020
SIMEC Atlantis Energy has entered into an exclusive debt financing agreement with South Korean financial firm Hana Financial Investment Co (HFI) to work on the Uskmouth conversion project. The two companies will collaborate to fund 100% of phase one (110 MW) of the Uskmouth conversion project through a senior secured loan to SIMEC Uskmouth Power (SUP). The Uskmouth... [Read More]


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