The global market for wood pellets has been growing consistently for the last five years according to the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC).

Tackling the biggest wood pellet production problem

The global market for wood pellets has been growing consistently for the last five years according to the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC).

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

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

Six years ago, Travis Sirois decided that with three of his children in college and unable to help him split firewood and put it in the cellar for the winter, it was time to do something different.

Combatting climate change with pellets in NB

Combatting climate change with pellets in NB

In December 2016, the government of New Brunswick released its Climate Action Plan (CAP), Transitioning to a Low-carbon Economy.

Pellets at work in the North West Territories

Pellets at work in the North West Territories

Former Mayor Gordon VanTighem delights in the fact that tourists who visit Yellowknife, North America’s diamond capital, are also unintentionally visiting the pellet boiler capital of Canada.

New Drax wood pellet facility starts production

New Drax wood pellet facility starts production

Production has started at Drax Biomass’ (DBI) newest sustainable compressed wood pellet facility, LaSalle BioEnergy in Urania, Louisiana.

Research finds using wood pellets for heating reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Research finds using wood pellets for heating reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the N.H. Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.

Where are Canada's pellet mills?

Map: Where are Canada’s pellet mills?

Canada is a world leader in wood pellet production, with over 40 mills making from 1,000 to over 400,000 tonnes per year.

Wood pellets: quality fuel like any other

Wood pellets: quality fuel like any other

When you put gas in your car, you don’t worry about whether the octane is right or if there are impurities in it.

Research finds wood pellets cut home heating GHGs in half 

Research finds wood pellets cut home heating GHGs in half 

Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.

Canadian pellet exports up 46 percent from 2015 to 2016

Canadian pellet exports up 46 percent from 2015 to 2016

Canada’s National Energy Board has announced Canadian wood pellet exports increased by 46 percent between 2015 and 2016.

Rentech looks to sell Atikokan pellet plant 

Rentech looks to sell Atikokan pellet plant 

California-based Rentech has put its pellet plant in Atikokan, Ont., up for sale.

Scientists: Wood pellet industry a threat

Scientists: Wood pellet industry a threat

The facts are not with Enviva, according to more than 100 scientists from North Carolina and across the world who signed a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper arguing that the wood pellet processing industry is damaging to the environment.

New Arkansas industrial wood pellet mill raises green stakes

New Arkansas industrial wood pellet mill raises green stakes

More than 150 wood pellet manufacturing mills operate across the U.S., many supplying the domestic woodstove pellet market with home heating fuel.

UBC receives new equipment for wood pellet research 

UBC receives new equipment for wood pellet research 

The wood pellet research laboratory at the University of British Columbia is getting a boost of $250,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Stubborn pellet mill fire extinguished 

Stubborn pellet mill fire extinguished 

A stubborn fire in the pellet mill at Blue Mountain Lumber in Pendleton brought firefighters to the scene.

Astec bullish on pellet plant market outlook 

Astec bullish on pellet plant market outlook 

Though some design flaws at two of the large-scale wood pellet plants Astec delivered required unexpected investments this quarter, CEO Benjamin Brock said the company is still confident in the sector and its place in the company’s future.

Steel Building Contractor Builds Forest Industry Portfolio

Steel building contractor builds forest industry portfolio

Metal Structure Concepts (MSC), a Kelowna-based construction company that specializes in pre-engineered and structural steel buildings, has just started what it is calling a flagship project for Canada’s longest-running and largest manufacturer of wood pellets.

Drax sells wood pellet business

Drax sells wood pellet business

Energy giant Drax has agreed the sale of one of its subsidiaries, a wood pellet distributor, for £2m to an AIM-listed energy company

EIA releases densified biomass fuel data for July 2017

EIA releases densified biomass fuel data for July 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the October edition of its Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report, noting the 88 facilities that submitted data produced 576,521 tons of pellets in July, including 111,651 tons of heating pellets and 464,870 tons of utility pellets.

Japanese conglomerate buys 48% share in B.C. wood-pellet producer 

Japanese conglomerate buys 48% share in B.C. wood-pellet producer 

A Prince-George-based wood-pellet manufacturing plant – the second largest of its kind in Canada – has sold a 48% stake in the company to a Japanese conglomerate, the province announced.