EEX to launch Wood Pellet Futures

EEX to launch Wood Pellet Futures

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is to introduce futures on wood pellets, which will be available for Trade Registration soon.

Retirement system to make $26M loan to pellet company

Retirement system to make $26M loan to pellet company

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System will make a short-term loan of up to $26 million to Highland LLC, which operates a wood pellet manufacturing plant in the Pine Bluff industrial park near White Hall, the system’s board of trustees has decided.

Enviva opposition continues as work begins on plant

Enviva opposition continues as work begins on plant

Engineers have completed the early erosion control and site grading measures for the new Enviva plant being built north of Dobbins Heights, according to interim County Manager Bryan Land.

Report: Italian wood pellet consumption expected to grow 

Report: Italian wood pellet consumption expected to grow 

Italy recently filed a report on its wood pellet market with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, predicting its use of wood pellets will reach 5 million metric tons in 2020.

PA Pellets qualifies under PFI Standards Program 

PA Pellets qualifies under PFI Standards Program 

The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of PA Pellets of Ulysses, Pennsylvania, to the PFI Standards Program as the 38th facility qualified for the program.

The changing pellet storage landscape

The changing pellet storage landscape

Structural design, dust management and fire safety features are making domes a popular choice for large-scale wood pellet storage.

Ashland's Northeast Pellets suffers catastrophic fire

Ashland’s Northeast Pellets suffers catastrophic fire

A fire at Northeast Pellets mill in Ashland destroyed all of the 500 tons of bulk pellets stored in two silos.

Allegheny Wood Products builds county economy 

Allegheny Wood Products builds county economy 

Sometimes it takes a special occasion to show how truly important something can be.

Arensis buys Scotland-based wood pellet plant

Arensis buys Scotland-based wood pellet plant

Arensis, an international provider of off-grid energy generation, has bought the Verdo pellet plant in Grangemouth, Scotland.

Report: Japanese imports of pellets, biomass expected to increase 

Report: Japanese imports of pellets, biomass expected to increase 

Japan recently filed a report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, noting the country imported a record 347,000 metric tons of wood pellets last year for thermal power generation.

Progress made in UK power plant’s coal-to-biomass conversion 

Progress made in UK power plant’s coal-to-biomass conversion 

MMI Engineering has carried out comprehensive pipe integrity checks at the Port of Tyne and Lynemouth power station in the UK, after BOC supplied a nitrogen deluge fire suppression system to help facilitate the plant’s coal to biomass fuel conversion.

Wood pellet plant a 'total loss,' fire chief says

Wood pellet plant a ‘total loss,’ fire chief says

Multiple crews and firefighters were trying to put out a fire at Northeast Pellets in Ashland.

Groups to host Wood Pellet Forum

Groups to host Wood Pellet Forum

Environmental and conservation groups are sponsoring a forum Sept. 29 on the effects of the wood pellet industry on the forests and environment of North Carolina.

Executive Director search for Pellet Fuels Institute

Executive Director search for Pellet Fuels Institute

Job Overview: The Pellet Fuels Institute Executive Director Reports to the PFI Board of Directors to fulfill the association’s mission. The ED is the key staff member and responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make

Rentech is in the midst of negotiations with UK utility Drax to cancel its outstanding wood pellet shipments for 2017, which amount to 193,000 metric tonnes, the company said in its quarterly report. Rentech idled its Wawa, Ont., facility and lowered production at its Atikokan, Ont., facility earlier this year in response to equipment and operational issues. The pellet producer has since emptied its Wawa facility to deliver 12,000 metric tonnes of pellets to Drax, and is now looking to cancel its remaining obligation of 193,000 metric tonnes for this year.

Rentech to cancel remaining shipments to Drax 

Rentech is in the midst of negotiations with UK utility Drax to cancel its outstanding wood pellet shipments for 2017, which amount to 193,000 metric tonnes, the company said in its quarterly report.

Raybrook complex to be heated by $3 million renewable-energy system 

Raybrook complex to be heated by $3 million renewable-energy system 

Before long, the Ray Brook State Office Complex will be heated by wood-pellet power.

A short update on the Japanese industrial wood pellet markets

A short update on the Japanese industrial wood pellet markets

The wood pellet markets are comprised of two primary sectors: industrial wood pellets that are used as a substitute for coal in power plants, and premium/heating pellets used in pellet stoves and pellet boilers or furnaces for heating.

IWI to build Quebec sawmill paired with pellet plant 

IWI to build Quebec sawmill paired with pellet plant 

International Wood Industries is moving forward with a plan to build a sawmill and colocated wood pellet mill in northeastern Ontario.

Pellet plant could restart soon in Musquodoboit

Pellet plant could restart soon in Musquodoboit

Nova Scotia forestry company Great Northern Timber Group is poised to buy and restart the shuttered Musquodoboit pellet mill Atlantic Biomass Company.

Ground broken for biomass heater at state offices 

Ground broken for biomass heater at state offices 

Numerous state and local officials were on hand as several state agencies took part in the ceremonial groundbreaking for a biomass heating system that will be built for the state office complex in Ray Brook.