Enviva acquires Greenwood County pellet plant 

Enviva acquires Greenwood County pellet plant 

The acquisition will result in a new capital investment of $20 million.

Are black pellets ready to compete with white pellets?

Are black pellets ready to compete with white pellets?

Advanced wood pellets, often called black pellets due to their appearance after thermal treatment, have long been touted as a superior fuel to conventional white wood pellets.

Lignetics acquires New England Wood Pellet

Lignetics acquires New England Wood Pellet

Lignetics Inc. announced the acquisition of New England Wood Pellet LLC, which includes manufacturing plants in Jaffrey, New Hampshire; Schuyler, New York; Deposit, New York; and Youngsville, Pennsylvania, giving Lignetics a strong position in the New England and mid-Atlantic markets.

Asetc provides update on wood pellet plant business 

Asetc provides update on wood pellet plant business 

Astec Industries recently released fourth quarter 2017 financial results, providing an update of ongoing pellet plant activities in Georgia and Arkansas and discussing the company’s future plans as an equipment supplier to the pellet industry.

Enviva enters contract to supply wood pellets to Japanese plant 

Enviva enters contract to supply wood pellets to Japanese plant 

Enviva Partners LP released fourth quarter financial results and announced it has entered into a firm 10-year take-or-pay offtake contract with Marubeni Corp. to supply 100,000 metric tons per year of wood pellets to a new power plant in Japan, starting in 2022.

Enviva completes Colombo acquisition

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 completes acquisition of South Carolina wood pellet plant

Enviva completes acquisition of South Carolina wood pellet plant

Enviva Holdings, LP, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, announced that it, through its previously announced joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, has completed the acquisition of a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina and related assets from The Navigator Company, S.A., a Portuguese paper and pulp company.

U.S. pellet exports boom as Europe mixes wood with coal to reduce carbon footprint 

U.S. pellet exports boom as Europe mixes wood with coal to reduce carbon footprint 

You might assume that exporting a renewable and sustainable product to help wean Europe off coal-fired electricity would bring accolades from environmentalists on both sides of The Pond.

Wood pellet co-firing to resume in the Netherlands

Wood pellet co-firing to resume in the Netherlands

According to Argus Biomass Markets, Germany’s RWE expects to start co-firing biomass at its 600 MW coal-fired plant in the Netherlands by the end of this month.

City of Yellowknife wins sustainability award for wood pellet heating system

City of Yellowknife wins sustainability award for wood pellet heating system

Even before it’s up and running, Yellowknife has won an award for its wood pellet heating system.

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. completes initial public offering

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. completes initial public offering

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced the successful closing of the initial public offering and secondary offering of its common shares.

Maine wood pellet business succumbs to higher electrical costs

Maine wood pellet business succumbs to higher electrical costs

In December, Erik Carlson pulled the plug on his fledgling wood pellet business due to high electrical costs.

Vermont’s Constitution staying warm with wood heat

Vermont’s Constitution staying warm with wood heat

The bitter arctic cold snap that hit this month has many Vermonters thinking about keeping their homes and businesses warm with wood and pellet stoves, but did you know that the Vermont State Archives, home to the Constitution, is also heated with wood?

Weather, heating oil prices, and wood pellet sales

Weather, heating oil prices, and wood pellet sales

This brief white paper will show how weather (heating degree days) and the price of heating oil influence demand for wood pellets for heating.

Canadian pellet producers plan trade mission to Italy

Canadian pellet producers plan trade mission to Italy

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) is co-operating with the Government of Ontario and the Embassy of Canada to Italy in Rome in organizing a wood pellet trade mission to Italy.

Enviva releases data on supply chain sustainability

Enviva releases data on supply chain sustainability

Enviva, the ‘world’s largest’ producer of industrial wood pellets, has released its latest Track & Trace data.

EEX registers first trade in wood pellet futures

EEX registers first trade in wood pellet futures

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) registered the first trade on Industrial Wood Pellets Futures on its platform.

Six projects receive federal support

Six projects receive federal support

Federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced $6.45 million in funding for six resource projects during the B.C. Natural Resources Forum at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre.

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

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

Even though the August fire destroyed 500 tons of fuel pellets, store owners and industry officials say the supply this season is meeting demands.

Atikokan pellet plant stays open as Rentech goes bankrupt

Atikokan pellet plant stays open as Rentech goes bankrupt

The future of an important player in Atikokan’s economy appears secure despite the bankruptcy of U.S.- based Rentech Inc.