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Pellets News
Mar 30, 2016
Tennessee, US-based Astec Industries has received a $122.5 million (€108.3m) order to supply equipment for a Highland Pellets pellet plant, along with a related deposit on the order. Astec previously announced receipt of the initial $30 million order on August 20, 2015. The company plans to build and deliver the equipment in the additional order during 2016 and... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 29, 2016
Amec Foster Wheeler, a UK engineering company, has been awarded a contract to supply a biomass dust combustion plant for Finnish utility company Seinäjoen Energia. The plant will be operated as back-up for a peak load district heating plant and increase capacity to 120MWth. Heavy fuel oil combustion will be replaced with biomass based fuels, including wood pellets,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 24, 2016
The global biomass pellet market was valued at $6.9 billion (€6.17bn) in 2014 and it is expected to grow with a CAGR of 11.1% during the 2015-2020 period, a study published by P&S Market Research says. The increased level of investments in the biomass industry has propelled the technological advancement, and there has been a recent upsurge... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 21, 2016
Rentech, a Los Angeles-based wood pellet manufacturer, has provided an update on the progress of its Canadian pellet operations as part of the company's fourth quarter and full year financial results report. Keith Forman, CEO of Rentech, said: "We shipped approximately 48,000 tonnes of pellets to Drax in the first quarter of this year, produced from the Wawa and Atikokan... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 10, 2016
Germany's energy wood and pellet sector had a difficult year in 2015 as falling oil and gas prices impacted on investment, according to a report by the Germany Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV). In its annual report entitled Pellet market 2015 and Forecast 2016, the industry association said the "massive drop" in oil prices has "hampered" the pellet trade with... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jan 26, 2016
The European Commission (EC) has opened a formal investigation procedure related to the planned UK subsidy contract for a 645MW biomass-fired power unit of Drax. Drax is working to convert to biomass three of the six coal-powered generators at the Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire. The third unit is planned to receive a Contract for Difference (CfD), which means the... [Read More]

Pellets News
Dec 11, 2015
Enviva Holdings, one of the world’s largest wood pellet producers, is establishing the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund. The $5 million (€4.6m), 10-year programme is designed to protect tens of thousands of acres of bottomland forests in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia in the US. The Enviva Forest Conservation Fund (EFCF), administered by the... [Read More]

Pellets News
Dec 1, 2015
UK energy regulator, Ofgem, has published a summary of the results of its benchmarking exercise of voluntary schemes against the UK's Renewables Obligation land criteria for woody biomass. The SBP Framework has been evaluated and found to be fully compliant with the legislation. The summary of results can be found in Ofgem's updated Renewables Obligation: Sustainability... [Read More]

Pellets News
Nov 30, 2015
Statkraft, a European renewable energy generator, has shipped over 3,000 tonnes of woodchips to a customer in Denmark. The consignment is the first woodchip cargo to be shipped from Statkraft's new biomass trading hub which opened in August at the site of the former Södra Cell paper mill, located south of Oslo, Norway, at Tofte. Statkraft is processing round wood... [Read More]

Pellets News
Nov 26, 2015
The US fuel manufacturer Energex has been qualified into the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) Standards Program, a third-party accreditation programme providing specifications for residential and commercial-grade pellet fuel. Energex has qualified its Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, and Lac-Megantic, Quebec, facilities, becoming the eighth company to join the PFI Standards Program. The... [Read More]

Pellets News
Nov 25, 2015
Rentech, a US wood fibre processing company, says its Atikokan plant in Ontario, Canada, has achieved record production of approximately 1,850 tonnes of pellets for the week ended 14 November. The plant’s design capacity is 110,000 tpy, or 2,115 tonnes a week. Pellet production at the company’s Wawa facility recently resumed, having been offline to modify the... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 5, 2015
Lignetics, the largest residential wood pellet manufacturing company in the US which now has a production capacity of approximately 550,000 tonnes a year of wood pellets, has acquired the assets of GF Funding (whose facility was formerly known as Geneva Wood Fuels), expanding its footprint into Maine and upper New England. Lignetics has wood pellet manufacturing plants... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 1, 2015
Nepcon has issued a Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) certificate to wood pellet producer SBE Latvia (SBE). SBE is the first in Europe and only second in the world to earn this credential, expected to be in strong demand by European energy producers. With the certificate in place, SBE Latvia is able to meet the European energy sector’s growing demands for sustainable... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 28, 2015
SBP, an industry-led initiative formed by major European biomass energy utilities, has announced its first certification of a biomass producer. NSF International, an SBP-approved certification body, has certified the Aliceville, Alabama, facility of US pellet producer Westervelt Renewable Energy. The SBP certificate issued to Westervelt covers the manufacture of woody... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 24, 2015
The global wood pellet market for power plants and heating is expected to grow annually by 14.1% and reach a value of €20,073 million by 2023, according to Transparency Market Research. Wood pellets production has increased substantially in the past few years, owing to the implementation of stringent emission norms in Europe and North America. High energy... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 17, 2015
The Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP), an industry-led initiative by major biomass energy producers, is asking interested parties to provide feedback on draft regional risk assessments (RRA) for the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. RRAs are a key part of SBP’s focus on identifying and mitigating any risks associated with sourcing feedstock... [Read More]


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