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.

Pellet plant could restart soon in Musquodoboit

Pellet plant could restart soon in Musquodoboit

Great Northern Timber Group has agreed to buy property, assets of the Atlantic Biomass Company.

Energex invests nearly 500K a year to modernize pellet mill

Energex invests nearly 500K a year to modernize pellet mill

One of the largest pellet plants in Quebec, Energex, could also be the oldest.

Understanding sustainability certifications for wood pellets 

Understanding sustainability certifications for wood pellets 

On the surface, biofuels seem more expensive than fossil fuels.

Pinnacle is positioning for major growth

Pinnacle is positioning for major growth

Western Canada’s longest-running wood pellet producer is setting itself up for major growth next year.

Global timber and wood products market update: North American pellet feedstock price indices 2Q 2017

Global timber and wood products market update: North American pellet feedstock price indices 2Q 2017

The fiber costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward the past year with the US and Canadian Pellet Feedstock Price Indices reaching their lowest levels in over four years in the 2Q/17, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.

Highland Pellets manager speaks about plant

Highland Pellets manager speaks about plant

The manager of the new Highland Pellets plant spoke about the global wood pellet market, the capabilities of the new plant and a revised estimate of its economic impact. 

SY Energy starts up South Korea's largest pellet plant

SY Energy starts up South Korea’s largest pellet plant

South Korean energy company SY Energy is performing test runs on its new 300,000 t/yr wood pellet producing facility in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do province, and plans to reach full capacity by September.

Wood supply tracking system finds pellets are 23 percent sawdust

Wood supply tracking system finds pellets are 23 percent sawdust

Proprietary wood Track & Trace Program from Enviva is aimed at assuring pellet sources are not drawn unsustainably.

Aging coal plant reopens as biomass plant 

Aging Korean coal plant reopens as biomass plant fueled by wood pellets

The aging coal-powered Young Dong Unit 1 power station has been revamped as the country’s largest environment-friendly biomass plant, replacing coal with wood pellet fuel.

Japanese firm buys stake in Pacific Bioenergy

Japanese firm buys stake in Pacific Bioenergy

One of Prince George’s flagship companies in the alternative forestry sector has gotten an international boost.

Drax looking at 'coal-free future' as it reveals £83m pre-tax loss

Drax looking at ‘coal-free future’ as it reveals £83m pre-tax loss

The operator of the UK’s largest power station has seen its share price slide after it posted a pre-tax loss of £83m in the first half of the year despite increasing earnings by 73%.

World's largest wood pellet producer will continue commitment in Panama City region

World’s largest wood pellet producer will continue commitment in Panama City region

Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, announced that it is extending its contracts with the Panama City Port Authority, the Bay Line Railroad, LLC and SSA Gulf, Inc. through 2023.

DBFZ work out IEA study on wood pellet market in more than thirty countries

DBFZ work out IEA study on wood pellet market in more than thirty countries

A study conducted for the International Energy Agency (IEA) provides a comprehensive inventory of the wood pellet industry and the markets more than 30 countries in terms of regulatory frameworks, production capacities, consumption and price development, trade, logistics as well as country-specific standardization.