How one power plant is turning away from coal to embrace wood pellets and straw

How one power plant is turning away from coal to embrace wood pellets and straw

In Denmark, something of a biomass revolution is taking place.

Paper examines small-scale, pellet-fueled CHP potential in US

Paper examines small-scale, pellet-fueled CHP potential in US

Small-scale, pellet-fueled combined-heat-and-power (CHP) has the potential to become a major part of the distributed generation smart grid of the future, according to a new paper by FutureMetrics.

EIA monthly densified biomass fuel report

EIA monthly densified biomass fuel report

This report includes densified biomass fuel data for September through December 2016 and updates the previously released data for January through August 2016.

Drax Biomass to acquire central Louisiana pellet company

Drax Biomass—the wood pellet manufacturing company that operates two huge white pellet storage domes at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, as well as two other pellet production facilities in the area—has been selected as the winning bidder for the acquisition of Louisiana Pellets out of bankruptcy.

Environmental groups protest Enviva plant

Environmental groups protest Enviva plant

Richmond County residents gathered for a health and environmental justice rally at Dobbins Heights Community Park.

Wood pellet manufacturer invests $6M in processing plant 

Wood pellet manufacturer invests $6M in processing plant 

Provider of wood pellets made from sawmill residuals, Thunderbolt Biomass Inc., is planning to build a new, $6 million processing plant in Allendale, SC that will create 35 positions.

WPAC invites Canadian pellet producers to join safety committee

WPAC invites Canadian pellet producers to join safety committee

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada Board of Directors has appointed the Safety Committee to manage the safety objectives of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada.

Micro-scale pellet-fueled combined heat and power

Micro-scale pellet-fueled combined heat and power

Generating electricity at the micro level with renewable low carbon wood pellets can be part of a distributed power smart grid architecture that can complement small-scale solar, small-scale battery storage, and the growth in the use of electric vehicles.

GIMCO Korea Ltd to start $413m wood pellet project in May

GIMCO Korea Ltd to start $413m wood pellet project in May

The project aims to export 500,000 ton of wood pellets (renewable energy) annually from Fiji to South Korea and other countries.

Global timber and wood products market update: mARCH 2017

Global timber and wood products market update: March 2017

Almost 50% of the fiber feedstock for wood pellet plants in the US South was industry and forest residues in the 1Q/17, up from 33% five years ago, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.

Australian wood pellet plant to re-open and become Australia's largest

Australian wood pellet plant to re-open and become Australia’s largest

Economic factors and international market demand brings an Albany wood pellet processing plant back online.

NY: Grants can fund conversion to wood-pellet heat

NY: Grants can fund conversion to wood-pellet heat

Sessions in Bellmont and Long Lake explain how up to 10 municipalities and nonprofits can obtain grants to switch to wood-pellet heating.

Drax Group PLC to buy two distressed US pellet plants

Drax Group PLC to buy two distressed US pellet plants

The power station owner is looking to buy two pellet plants in the US as part of plans to expand its operations.

Northeastern US sawmills evaluate installation of pellet mills to mitigate impact of pulp, paper and biomass mill closures

Northeastern US sawmills evaluate installation of pellet mills to mitigate impact of pulp, paper and biomass mill closures

According to Forest2Market, every time a mill produces a thousand board feet of lumber, it also produces two tons of residues: one ton of clean chips, and another ton of bark and sawdust.

Cash-strapped Rentech pulls plug on Wawa 

Cash-strapped Rentech pulls plug on Wawa 

A California company is entertaining buyers for its Wawa pellet mill as it begins shuttering the operation this month.

Drax reports good operational year, discusses future in biomass

Drax reports good operational year, discusses future in biomass

Drax Group has released its preliminary results for 2016, accompanied by a webcast presentation given by CEO Dorothy Thompson, who discussed challenges and successes over the past year, as well as some of the company’s future goals and prospects in relation to biomass conversions and wood pellet production.

PFI qualifies 20th pellet producer to standards program

PFI qualifies 20th pellet producer to standards program

Fiber Energy Products and Forest Energy Corporation each had a wood pellet manufacturing plant qualify for the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program, bringing the total number of qualified facilities to 20.

Ontario Power Generation expands opportunities for advanced wood pellet producers

Ontario Power Generation expands opportunities for advanced wood pellet producers

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is proud that one of its members – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – operates the Thunder Bay Generating Station, which is the only plant worldwide that has been converted from coal firing to employ advanced wood pellets as the sole primary fuel.

Moose Cree sowing seeds for wood pellet plant

Moose Cree sowing seeds for wood pellet plant

The Moose Cree First Nation is looking seriously at getting into manufacturing as its next big development project.

Company plans pellet plant in Brazil

Company plans pellet plant in Brazil

Brazil’s Secretary of Economic Development, Science and Technology formally announced that company Butiá Indústria e Comércio de Pellets Ltda’s plans to construct a 36,000-ton wood pellet plant in the municipality of Butiá, Brazil.