Enviva LP, a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, will build a second $60 million wood pellet manufacturing facility in North Carolina, just off I-95 at Garysburg, near the Virginia state line. Projected to be operational by the fall of 2012, the plant go up 52 miles west of Ahoskie, site of a near identical Enviva pellet installation that will be activated by the end of this year.
The Northampton County plant will have a capacity of 400,000 metric tons annually and will require approximately 800,000 green tons (roundwood and possibly chips), mostly hardwood, per year. When completed, it will bring Enviva’s production in North Carolina to more than 750,000 metric tons annually. Pellets from both North Carolina plants will be stored and loaded at Enviva’s Chesapeake, Va. deep water port facilities.
Enviva has indicated it will announce a third pellet plant in the coastal plain of either North Carolina or Virginia.Tags: Ahoskie, biomass fuel, Enviva, Europe, Garysburg, LP, North Carolina, Northampton, pellet plant, third, United States, Virginia