Canadian pellet exports up 46 percent from 2015 to 2016

Canadian pellet exports up 46 percent from 2015 to 2016

Canada’s National Energy Board has announced Canadian wood pellet exports increased by 46 percent between 2015 and 2016.

Rentech looks to sell Atikokan pellet plant 

Rentech looks to sell Atikokan pellet plant 

California-based Rentech has put its pellet plant in Atikokan, Ont., up for sale.

Scientists: Wood pellet industry a threat

Scientists: Wood pellet industry a threat

The facts are not with Enviva, according to more than 100 scientists from North Carolina and across the world who signed a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper arguing that the wood pellet processing industry is damaging to the environment.

New Arkansas industrial wood pellet mill raises green stakes

New Arkansas industrial wood pellet mill raises green stakes

More than 150 wood pellet manufacturing mills operate across the U.S., many supplying the domestic woodstove pellet market with home heating fuel.

UBC receives new equipment for wood pellet research 

UBC receives new equipment for wood pellet research 

The wood pellet research laboratory at the University of British Columbia is getting a boost of $250,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Stubborn pellet mill fire extinguished 

Stubborn pellet mill fire extinguished 

A stubborn fire in the pellet mill at Blue Mountain Lumber in Pendleton brought firefighters to the scene.

Astec bullish on pellet plant market outlook 

Astec bullish on pellet plant market outlook 

Though some design flaws at two of the large-scale wood pellet plants Astec delivered required unexpected investments this quarter, CEO Benjamin Brock said the company is still confident in the sector and its place in the company’s future.

Steel Building Contractor Builds Forest Industry Portfolio

Steel building contractor builds forest industry portfolio

Metal Structure Concepts (MSC), a Kelowna-based construction company that specializes in pre-engineered and structural steel buildings, has just started what it is calling a flagship project for Canada’s longest-running and largest manufacturer of wood pellets.

Drax sells wood pellet business

Drax sells wood pellet business

Energy giant Drax has agreed the sale of one of its subsidiaries, a wood pellet distributor, for £2m to an AIM-listed energy company

EIA releases densified biomass fuel data for July 2017

EIA releases densified biomass fuel data for July 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the October edition of its Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report, noting the 88 facilities that submitted data produced 576,521 tons of pellets in July, including 111,651 tons of heating pellets and 464,870 tons of utility pellets.

Japanese conglomerate buys 48% share in B.C. wood-pellet producer 

Japanese conglomerate buys 48% share in B.C. wood-pellet producer 

A Prince-George-based wood-pellet manufacturing plant – the second largest of its kind in Canada – has sold a 48% stake in the company to a Japanese conglomerate, the province announced.

Astec loses $2.7 million from cost of wood pellet plant upgrades

Astec loses $2.7 million from cost of wood pellet plant upgrades

Astec Industries lost $2.7 million in the third quarter.

8.1 million tonnes of wood pellets certified in 2016

8.1 million tonnes of wood pellets certified in 2016

The European Pellet Council (EPC) has announced a record year for its wood pellet quality scheme, with over 8.1 million tonnes certified worldwide in 2016.

How to stop a pellet plant explosion 

How to stop a pellet plant explosion 

One single ounce of oxygen.

A heated market fuels local wood pellet producer

A heated market fuels local wood pellet producer

When New England Wood Pellet (NEWP) started out in a garage in Massachusetts in 1992, the pellet business was barely a blip on the map.

Heat local: group says wood pellets make sense in the North Country 

Heat local: group says wood pellets make sense in the North Country 

A regional not-for-profit is trying to get more people to consider next generation wood pellet furnaces to heat their homes.

Controversy simmers over NC wood pellet plant 

Controversy simmers over NC wood pellet plant 

A biomass fuel plant that processes tree scraps into wood pellets has some North Carolinians concerned about its potential environmental and health impacts.

Shares of Chattanooga-based Astec fall on wood pellet plant redesign costs

Shares of Chattanooga-based Astec fall on wood pellet plant redesign costs

Shares of Chattanooga-based Astec Industries fell 6 percent Monday after the company said its third quarter earnings will take a hit because of design upgrades for a pair of its wood pellet plants.

Drax powers ahead with plan to cut down on coal

Drax powers ahead with plan to cut down on coal

Beneath the distinctive grey curve of a coal plant cooling tower, the yellow of two JCB diggers is stark against a plane of black.

New Brunswick schools choose biomass boilers

New Brunswick schools choose biomass boilers

Two New Brunswick high schools are receiving an education in biomass boiler heating systems thanks to an initiative by the province to reduce its carbon footprint and promote the use of locally sourced wood.