Wood pellet plan gets 20-year Northern Peninsula forestry licence

Wood pellet plan gets 20-year Northern Peninsula forestry licence

Richard Spinks, CEO of Active Energy Group, says a tentative agreement 20-year forestry lease covering almost all of the Northern Peninsula will create around 70 jobs in the region.

Yellowknife aims for biggest pellet heating system in N.W.T. 

Yellowknife aims for biggest pellet heating system in N.W.T. 

The City of Yellowknife could save $140,000 annually if the heating system is installed.

Company plans pellet mill in Sanford 

Company plans pellet mill in Sanford 

A company that plans to turn sawmill residue into wood pellets for heating fuel to be sold throughout New England is poised to establish itself in Sanford.

Rentech reports first quarter loss of $0.7M

Rentech reports first quarter loss of $0.7M

Rentech, Inc., is reporting a gross loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2017 of $0.7 million.

South Korean wood pellet demand set to grow, but will long-term agreements?

South Korean wood pellet demand set to grow, but will long-term agreements?

Demand for industrial wood pellets in South Korea is set to grow ‘significantly’ over the next fifty years, according to a new white paper from FutureMetrics.

New $85-million wood pellet plant announced west of Edmonton

New $85-million wood pellet plant announced west of Edmonton

A B.C. company plans to start construction this summer on an $85-million plant in Parkland County that will produce wood pellets as a greener form of fuel.

Wood pellet fuel deemed 'carbon neutral' in U.S. spending bill

Wood pellet fuel deemed ‘carbon neutral’ in U.S. spending bill

A week after President Donald Trump vowed to impose new tariffs on Canadian lumber imports to help the U.S. timber industry, lawmakers passed a spending bill that could push U.S. government agencies to promote burning wood pellets to fuel power plants.

Drax completes $35.4m acquisition of Louisiana pellet plant

Drax completes $35.4m acquisition of Louisiana pellet plant

Drax Group plc announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Louisiana Pellets, at a price of $35.4 million.

Wood pellet producers eye Asia’s energy market

Wood pellet producers eye Asia’s energy market

Asian countries are showing a strong interest in consuming more wood pellets in order to replace coal in their power grids and to shift away from nuclear power, according to an industry expert speaking at the Argus Biomass 2017 conference.

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.