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Pellets News
Oct 7, 2016
Logistec Corp., a marine and environmental services provider, has opened its newly built bulk biomass pellet warehouses in Brunswick, Georgia. The modern buildings are a part of Logistec’s commitment to upgrade and expand its dry bulk facilities at Marine Port Terminals. “With the addition of these warehouses, we have substantially increased our throughput... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 6, 2016
World’s largest torrefied biomass producer New Biomass Energy has acquired the majority interest in a Mississippi, US, torrefaction plant and plans to continue the production of torrefied biomass. Initial production at the Quitman plant will supply 2,000 to 3,000 tonnes of torrefied wood for a test burn at Portland General Electric's plant in Boardman,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 3, 2016
British Member of Parliament Andrew Percy visited a Canadian biomass plant recently to speak to the staff and witness the operation of the plant providing wood pellets for Drax, UK’s largest energy producer. Percy’s visit in the role of Minister for the Northern Powerhouse was to the Lavington Wood Pellet plant in British Columbia as part of a programme to... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 2, 2016
Scotland-based wood pellet producer Land Energy Girvan is to invest £6.4 million (€7.6m) in expanding its site in South Ayrshire. According to media reports in the BBC, the move by the company includes increasing the capacity of its combined heat and power plant and upgrading its pellet line in Girvan. The company said at least 10 new full-time jobs would... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 1, 2016
The global biomass pellets market was valued at $4.52 billion (€4.05bn) in 2014 and is forecast to reach $8.34 billion in 2020, a new market study says. According to research carried out by Zion Research, the biomass pellet market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9% between 2015 and 2020. Biomass pellets are mainly used as a heating... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 4, 2016
Drax Biomass’ pellet mills in Louisiana and Mississippi, US, have achieved certification under the Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP).  The new certificate comes as an addition to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) acknowledgment... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 21, 2016
Wood processing specialist Canfor has opened two new wood pellet plants worth C$58 million (€40.3m) in Canada’s British Columbia. The two plants, located at Fort St. John and Chetwynd, were built at Canfor's existing sawmills and have a combined annual production capacity of 175,000 tonnes of wood pellets, Prince George Citizen reports. The Chetwynd plant began... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 5, 2016
Midlands Wood Fuel (MWF), wood fuel supplier to Central and Northern England and Wales, has today joined forces with Forest Fuels, another UK wood fuel supplier, under the ownership of AMP. MWF is a long-standing wood fuel supplier with 14 depots covering an area that stretches from York down to Gloucester and Oxford, with more than 500 customers. According to Forest Fuels... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 5, 2016
UK engineering company Spencer Group has won a significant contract for the design and construction of a facility for the handling, storage, and rail-loading of wood pellets in the UK. The facilities being designed and built by Spencer are at Tyne Dock, South Shields, where the Port of Tyne recently invested £25 million (€29.5m) in extending Riverside Quay to... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 27, 2016
PHI Group, a US public company focused on conventional energy and renewables, announced that the company has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire a wood pellet manufacturing company in southeastern US. The identity of the target company and certain details will be kept confidential until closing, PHI Group said in a statement. The total purchase price for 100% of the operation,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 14, 2016
Tangshan Steel Co. (Tanggang), a subsidiary of the Chinese Hebei Iron & Steel Co., has started producing biomass fuel its northern Chinese facility. Located in the Hebei Province, the facility will according to Tanggang produce 100,000 tonnes of biomass fuel a year to boost environmental standards across the Hebei steel industry. The production line was built by Tanggang... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 3, 2016
Enviva Partners, a US-headquartered wood pellet producer, announced the execution of a new take-or-pay off-take contract to supply wood pellets to Lynemouth Power, a subsidiary of Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH). Lynemouth Power plans to convert its 420 megawatt coal facility in the UK to wood pellet fuel by the end of 2017. Deliveries under... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 2, 2016
Pinnacle Renewable Energy, a Canadian wood pellet producer, said it will curtail operations at its British Colombia pellet plant with immediate effect. According to media reports, there are a number of factors that have gone into the decision to stop production at its Quesnel mill. Key among them are that the plant, first opened in 1988, was designed to process a diet... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 27, 2016
Enviva Holdings, a US wood pellet producer, has announced the recipients of its 2016 forest conversation grants. The firm runs the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund - a $5 million, 10-year program designed to protect tens of thousands of acres of bottomland forests in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia. “We are very pleased to be working with our friends... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 16, 2016
Michele Rebiere, the president of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), is stepping down after just over a year in the position. In a press statement, the organisation said that Rebiere expressed the need to focus on her role as chief financial officer of Viridis Energy as the company pursues the sale of its business.   In a statement, WPAC said: “WPAC’s Board... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 11, 2016
North American overseas pellet exports increased for the third consecutive quarter in the Q4 2015, rising 7% from the previous quarter to just over 1.54 million tonnes, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR). The total for the year was 55.3 million tonnes, which was 2% higher than in 2014 and almost four times as much as in 2010. In the Q4 2015, total... [Read More]


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