Aging coal plant reopens as biomass plant 

Aging Korean coal plant reopens as biomass plant fueled by wood pellets

The aging coal-powered Young Dong Unit 1 power station has been revamped as the country’s largest environment-friendly biomass plant, replacing coal with wood pellet fuel.

Japanese firm buys stake in Pacific Bioenergy

Japanese firm buys stake in Pacific Bioenergy

One of Prince George’s flagship companies in the alternative forestry sector has gotten an international boost.

Drax looking at 'coal-free future' as it reveals £83m pre-tax loss

Drax looking at ‘coal-free future’ as it reveals £83m pre-tax loss

The operator of the UK’s largest power station has seen its share price slide after it posted a pre-tax loss of £83m in the first half of the year despite increasing earnings by 73%.

World's largest wood pellet producer will continue commitment in Panama City region

World’s largest wood pellet producer will continue commitment in Panama City region

Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, announced that it is extending its contracts with the Panama City Port Authority, the Bay Line Railroad, LLC and SSA Gulf, Inc. through 2023.

DBFZ work out IEA study on wood pellet market in more than thirty countries

DBFZ work out IEA study on wood pellet market in more than thirty countries

A study conducted for the International Energy Agency (IEA) provides a comprehensive inventory of the wood pellet industry and the markets more than 30 countries in terms of regulatory frameworks, production capacities, consumption and price development, trade, logistics as well as country-specific standardization.

No more wood pellet bags 

No more wood pellet bags 

A Hay River contractor has invented a system that will make it more convenient for homeowners to use wood pellets to heat their houses.

IEA Bioenergy updates Global Wood Pellet Study 

IEA Bioenergy updates Global Wood Pellet Study 

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 has released a Global Wood Pellet Industry and Trade Study 2017 that builds on a previous market report first published in 2011.

Explosion protection needs and awareness in the biomass industry

Explosion protection needs and awareness in the biomass industry

Wood is the largest biomass energy source today; examples include forest residues (such as dead trees, branches and tree stumps), yard clippings, wood chips and even municipal solid waste.

Pellet mill site getting ready 

Pellet mill site getting ready 

There are now some very visible signs that preparatory work is well underway at the site of what will be a wood pellet mill in Enterprise.

Wood pellet industry lauded for safety improvements

Wood pellet industry lauded for safety improvements

A safety meeting that fit inside an office last year has now grown to the size of a convention centre.

Wood pellet plant goes up in flames

Wood pellet plant goes up in flames

The Confluence Energy plant in Kremmling continued to smolder hours after it ignited.

Largest wood pellet producer in the world buying into Berry Hill

Largest wood pellet producer in the world buying into Berry Hill

Little is being said about the proposed project at this point, but The Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority has approved a purchase agreement with Enviva Development for a project in the massive Berry Hill Industrial Park.

Understanding wood pellet quality certifications

Understanding wood pellet quality certifications

The global annual wood pellet trade is currently about 30 million tonnes and growing at about 15 per cent per year.

Shaw Resources' pellets help heat Atlantic Canada

Shaw Resources’ pellets help heat Atlantic Canada

Shaw Resources has been keeping Atlantic Canadians warm throughout harsh winters for more than 20 years.

WPAC promotes Canadian wood pellets in Japan

WPAC promotes Canadian wood pellets in Japan

Japan is a good news story for Canada’s wood pellet producers.

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.