Drax reports good operational year, discusses future in biomass

Drax reports good operational year, discusses future in biomass

Drax Group has released its preliminary results for 2016, accompanied by a webcast presentation given by CEO Dorothy Thompson, who discussed challenges and successes over the past year, as well as some of the company’s future goals and prospects in relation to biomass conversions and wood pellet production.

PFI qualifies 20th pellet producer to standards program

PFI qualifies 20th pellet producer to standards program

Fiber Energy Products and Forest Energy Corporation each had a wood pellet manufacturing plant qualify for the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program, bringing the total number of qualified facilities to 20.

Ontario Power Generation expands opportunities for advanced wood pellet producers

Ontario Power Generation expands opportunities for advanced wood pellet producers

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is proud that one of its members – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – operates the Thunder Bay Generating Station, which is the only plant worldwide that has been converted from coal firing to employ advanced wood pellets as the sole primary fuel.

Moose Cree sowing seeds for wood pellet plant

Moose Cree sowing seeds for wood pellet plant

The Moose Cree First Nation is looking seriously at getting into manufacturing as its next big development project.

Company plans pellet plant in Brazil

Company plans pellet plant in Brazil

Brazil’s Secretary of Economic Development, Science and Technology formally announced that company Butiá Indústria e Comércio de Pellets Ltda’s plans to construct a 36,000-ton wood pellet plant in the municipality of Butiá, Brazil.

PFI Standards Program qualifies New York, Maine pellet plants

PFI Standards Program qualifies New York, Maine pellet plants

The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of two new pellet fuels manufacturers to the PFI Standards Program, including Lignetics’ Strong, Maine, facility and New York-based Instantheat Wood Pellets.

Northern Ireland wood pellet giant shared tariff change details, news report suggests 

Northern Ireland wood pellet giant shared tariff change details, news report suggests 

Northern Ireland’s biggest wood pellets manufacturer, Balcas, has confirmed it shared information about proposed tariff changes in the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme months before they were officially announced, according to a BBC report.

2017 outlook: Out of the woods?

2017 outlook: Out of the woods?

The global wood pellet market has endured a challenging 2016.

Industry’s adolescence is behind us

Industry’s adolescence is behind us

The wood pellet industry has doubled in the past five years, and Pellet Mill Magazine’s executive editor, Tim Portz, says the next five years will be defined by the industry’s ability to grasp the global opportunity that lies in front of it.

White paper offers Trump a strategy to benefit coal, wood pellets

White paper offers Trump a strategy to benefit coal, wood pellets

FutureMetrics released a white paper this month providing a strategy for how the Trump administration can help save the coal industry while boosting the industrial pellet industry with policy that supports the cofiring of wood pellets with coal.

Trump pledge to save coal plants could benefit Maine wood pellet industry

Trump pledge to save coal plants could benefit Maine wood pellet industry

Environmental advocates are pushing back, but William Strauss of Bethel, a global expert on biofuels, says mixing wood pellets with coal can save jobs and improve air quality.

Mississippi logging finds business opportunities across the pond

Mississippi logging finds business opportunities across the pond

Better known for its production in cotton, catfish, and sweet potatoes, Mississippi is one of the leading producers in another agricultural industry: forests.

Third wood pellet plant goes bust — on same property

Third wood pellet plant goes bust — on same property

It’s déjà vu all over again in Middle Musquodoboit as former wood pellet plant operator Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company’s assets go up for grabs.

Enviva aims to provide ‘sourcing transparency’ by unveiling wood supply tracking system

Enviva aims to provide ‘sourcing transparency’ by unveiling wood supply tracking system

Enviva Holdings, wood pellet giant, publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) programme.

NH Wood Energy Council recognizes Berlin Housing Authority modern wood heating installation

NH Wood Energy Council recognizes Berlin Housing Authority modern wood heating installation

The N.H. Wood Energy Council recently recognized The Berlin Housing Authority for their installation of an advanced wood pellet boilers at their Welch Apartments facility in Berlin.

Wood products manufacturer to create jobs in Caldwell County

Wood products manufacturer to create jobs in Caldwell County

Wood products manufacturer Woodgrain Millwork, Incorporated announced it is building a $4-million pellet mill at its Lenoir manufacturing site along Complex Street that will create 15 new full-time jobs.

Tips for homeowners on how to buy a pellet or wood stove

Tips for homeowners on how to buy a pellet or wood stove

Choosing a new wood or pellet stove can be very confusing.

Peak wood? Or paranoia? Report claims wood pellet heating ruins forests

Peak wood? Or paranoia? Report claims wood pellet heating ruins forests

The respected German newspaper, Die Welt, published an article under the title “The naive carelessness of the wood burner.”

Waste material use boosts wood pellet sustainability

Waste material use boosts wood pellet sustainability

A new monthly reporting effort by the U.S. Energy Information Administration offers much needed overview of wood pellet use as fuel, but exports raise concerns.

Asia and Europe fuel B.C.'s booming pellet industry, producers eye Alberta market

Asia and Europe fuel B.C.’s booming pellet industry, producers eye Alberta market

International exports are on the rise as nations begin shifting away from coal and producers also see a glowing opportunity with Alberta trying to decrease its carbon footprint significantly by 2030 — but there are still some hurdles.