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.

PFI Standards Program qualifies New York, Maine pellet plants

PFI Standards Program qualifies New York, Maine pellet plants

The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of two new pellet fuels manufacturers to the PFI Standards Program, including Lignetics’ Strong, Maine, facility and New York-based Instantheat Wood Pellets.

Northern Ireland wood pellet giant shared tariff change details, news report suggests 

Northern Ireland wood pellet giant shared tariff change details, news report suggests 

Northern Ireland’s biggest wood pellets manufacturer, Balcas, has confirmed it shared information about proposed tariff changes in the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme months before they were officially announced, according to a BBC report.

2017 outlook: Out of the woods?

2017 outlook: Out of the woods?

The global wood pellet market has endured a challenging 2016.

Industry’s adolescence is behind us

Industry’s adolescence is behind us

The wood pellet industry has doubled in the past five years, and Pellet Mill Magazine’s executive editor, Tim Portz, says the next five years will be defined by the industry’s ability to grasp the global opportunity that lies in front of it.

White paper offers Trump a strategy to benefit coal, wood pellets

White paper offers Trump a strategy to benefit coal, wood pellets

FutureMetrics released a white paper this month providing a strategy for how the Trump administration can help save the coal industry while boosting the industrial pellet industry with policy that supports the cofiring of wood pellets with coal.

Trump pledge to save coal plants could benefit Maine wood pellet industry

Trump pledge to save coal plants could benefit Maine wood pellet industry

Environmental advocates are pushing back, but William Strauss of Bethel, a global expert on biofuels, says mixing wood pellets with coal can save jobs and improve air quality.