U.S. pellet exports boom as Europe mixes wood with coal to reduce carbon footprint 

U.S. pellet exports boom as Europe mixes wood with coal to reduce carbon footprint 

You might assume that exporting a renewable and sustainable product to help wean Europe off coal-fired electricity would bring accolades from environmentalists on both sides of The Pond.

Wood pellet co-firing to resume in the Netherlands

Wood pellet co-firing to resume in the Netherlands

According to Argus Biomass Markets, Germany’s RWE expects to start co-firing biomass at its 600 MW coal-fired plant in the Netherlands by the end of this month.

City of Yellowknife wins sustainability award for wood pellet heating system

City of Yellowknife wins sustainability award for wood pellet heating system

Even before it’s up and running, Yellowknife has won an award for its wood pellet heating system.

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. completes initial public offering

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. completes initial public offering

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced the successful closing of the initial public offering and secondary offering of its common shares.

Maine wood pellet business succumbs to higher electrical costs

Maine wood pellet business succumbs to higher electrical costs

In December, Erik Carlson pulled the plug on his fledgling wood pellet business due to high electrical costs.

Vermont’s Constitution staying warm with wood heat

Vermont’s Constitution staying warm with wood heat

The bitter arctic cold snap that hit this month has many Vermonters thinking about keeping their homes and businesses warm with wood and pellet stoves, but did you know that the Vermont State Archives, home to the Constitution, is also heated with wood?

Weather, heating oil prices, and wood pellet sales

Weather, heating oil prices, and wood pellet sales

This brief white paper will show how weather (heating degree days) and the price of heating oil influence demand for wood pellets for heating.

Canadian pellet producers plan trade mission to Italy

Canadian pellet producers plan trade mission to Italy

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) is co-operating with the Government of Ontario and the Embassy of Canada to Italy in Rome in organizing a wood pellet trade mission to Italy.

Enviva releases data on supply chain sustainability

Enviva releases data on supply chain sustainability

Enviva, the ‘world’s largest’ producer of industrial wood pellets, has released its latest Track & Trace data.

EEX registers first trade in wood pellet futures

EEX registers first trade in wood pellet futures

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) registered the first trade on Industrial Wood Pellets Futures on its platform.

Six projects receive federal support

Six projects receive federal support

Federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced $6.45 million in funding for six resource projects during the B.C. Natural Resources Forum at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre.

Despite fire at Ashland mill, fuel pellet prices, supply stable in Maine

Despite fire at Ashland mill, fuel pellet prices, supply stable in Maine

Even though the August fire destroyed 500 tons of fuel pellets, store owners and industry officials say the supply this season is meeting demands.

Atikokan pellet plant stays open as Rentech goes bankrupt

Atikokan pellet plant stays open as Rentech goes bankrupt

The future of an important player in Atikokan’s economy appears secure despite the bankruptcy of U.S.- based Rentech Inc.

Cooks BBQ opens $1.4 million facility as cooking with wood booms

Cooks BBQ opens $1.4 million facility as cooking with wood booms

As cooking with wood continues to boom, Cooks BBQ Products will open a $1.4 million manufacturing facility, creating 45 jobs.

Partners to buy SC wood pellet plant, build Mississippi port

Partners to buy SC wood pellet plant, build Mississippi port

A company that makes wood pellets and sells them to power plants overseas says it’s forming a new joint venture with an insurance company to buy a plant in South Carolina and build a port in Mississippi.

Questions as U.S. wood pellet makers expand production

Questions as U.S. wood pellet makers expand production

The wood pellet fuel industry is growing in the United States.

Town of North Hudson installs wood pellet boiler

Town of North Hudson installs wood pellet boiler

Santa Claus may typically enter through a chimney, but for the town of North Hudson, this year he is installing the chimney — and the new wood pellet boiler — just in time for Christmas.

Wood pellet maker Rentech goes bankrupt

Wood pellet maker Rentech goes bankrupt

A Chapleau forestry contractor is buying a northwestern Ontario industrial pellet mill that is feeding the Atikokan Generating Station.

True North Timber to buy Rentech's Atikokan pellet facility

True North Timber to buy Rentech’s Atikokan pellet facility

Rentech’s Atikokan, Ont., wood pellet facility has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Ontario’s True North Timber, according to the company’s latest news release.

PFI update: Wood Energy Check-Off Program

PFI update: Wood Energy Check-Off Program

Last week, the Wood To Energy Check Off Working Group met in Atlanta to finish up the final steps before filing the program with the AG Marketing Services at USDA.