Enviva completes Colombo acquisition

A Maryland-based biomass company has formally acquired the former Colombo Energy wood pellet plant on Highway 246 in Greenwood County, and has plans to dramatically ramp annual production, officials said in a press release.

“Enviva intends to make investments in the Greenwood plant to improve operational efficiency and add additional emissions control equipment at the company expects will increase its production capacity to 600,000 metric tons of wood pellets per year by 2019, subject to receiving the necessary permits,” Enviva said in a statement.