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Aug 4, 2020
Active Energy receives permits for NC biomass facility
Pellets News
Aug 3, 2020
Grants for the Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) are helping to create jobs, fight climate change, and reduce wildfire risk near its community. To date, FESBC’s grants have supported the removal of 64,000 cubic metres (m3) of debris from forest fires (slash) and over the next two years, the figure will rise to 200,000... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 3, 2020
Enviva has completed the acquisition of an industrial-scale wood pellet production plant in Georgia, US, and associated contracted terminal capacity in Savannah, Georgia. The firm’s growing operational footprint across the US southeast now includes nine wood pellet production facilities and five deep-water export terminals across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 31, 2020
Drax Group has hailed a “robust” first half of the year, despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm’s adjusted EBITDA is up 30% compared to 2019, including the estimated £44 million (€48.8 million) impact of COVID-19. The company said its full-year adjusted EBITDA would include an estimated £60 million (€66.5 million) impact from the pandemic. The... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 30, 2020
A survey conducted by ENplus®, a certification scheme for wood pellets, found that 75% of certified producers have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two out of three companies are already planning the introduction of new pellet prices for end-users, according to the organisation. The goal of the survey was to gather data on the current impact of... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 29, 2020
Firefighters in British Columbia were called out to Pacific BioEnergy’s wood pellet plant on 27 July. Prince George Fire Rescue (PGFR) was alerted to a possible explosion shortly before 5pm local time, according to the Prince George Citizen. Firefighters arrived to find a small amount of smoke coming from wood smouldering inside a conveyor system at the plant. The... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 24, 2020
A grant provided by the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia is helping the Terrace Community Forest (TCF) to reduce emissions by utilising wood fibre as bioenergy. The project, which started on 1 June, will support around four (full-time equivalent) jobs through the grinding and trucking of waste wood fibre that would otherwise be burned. The $443,000 (€284,600)... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 17, 2020
SIMEC Atlantis Energy has entered into talks with data centre development specialist TechRE regarding the Uskmouth power station development in Wales, UK. The firms are exploring options to locate edge and hyperscale data centres within the power station development. It is proposed that power could be delivered through a private wire network under a long-term power... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 16, 2020
Enviva has completed the acquisition from its sponsor of Enviva Pellets Greenwood Holdings which, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina. In connection with the Greenwood acquisition, Enviva’s sponsor has assigned five long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with ‘creditworthy’ Japanese counterparties... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 14, 2020
Alabama Pellets, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Renewable Energy, has signed an agreement with the State of Alabama to provide incentives for job creation under Alabama’s Job Act incentives programme. Pinnacle holds a 70% interest in Alabama Pellets with The Westervelt Company and Two Rivers Lumber Co, each holding 20% and 10% respectively. The incentives relate specifically... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 2, 2020
DB Cargo UK has announced a new five-year ‘hook and haul’ contract to transport biomass supplies to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire. DB Cargo, one of the UK’s largest rail freight operators, will run an average of 60 trains per week from the ports of Immingham and Hull to the power station near Selby. Each train will carry around 1,650 tonnes of biomass... [Read More]

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]


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