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December 2015

Enviva Acquires Virginia Wood Pellet Plant For $131 Million

Biomass producer Enviva Partners LP has acquired the fully-contracted Southampton County, Virginia plant for $131 million. Acquired from Enviva’s sponsor’s joint venture with affiliates of John Hancock Life Insurance Co., the Southampton plant has an annual pellet production capacity of 510,000 metric tons. The purchase was financed with $36.5 million in debt, $15.0 million in […]

Controversial Pellet Mill Put On Hold In South Carolina

Elizabeth Patrick loves her Fairfield County community, White Oak, because it’s quiet and full of friendly neighbors in a rural setting. “We would just hate to see that ruined by the glare of, basically, what would look like a small industrial city,” she said. Patrick is referring to AEC Pellet, a company that chops up […]

Red Rock Biofuels Signs Local Tax, Utility Agreements

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff Biorefinery developer Red Rock Biofuels recently signed two agreements with Lake County, Ore., where the company is moving forward with a $200 million biofuel facility, giving the project tax incentives and the go-ahead for a natural gas line that will be shared with Lake County. A Long-Term Rural Enterprise Zone Agreement […]

Enviva Gives $5 Million To North Carolina, Virginia Forest Conservation

The world’s largest wood pellet fuel manufacturer Enviva Holdings, established $5 million, 10-year program that it says is designed to protect tens of thousands of acres of bottomland forests in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia. It will also help shield Enviva from environmental critics, such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, who say the […]

Biomass: A Burning Issue For European And U.S. Forests

European Union subsidies for the burning of woody biomass to create fuel and electricity are pushing forests in Europe and the U.S. to their breaking points, according to the NGO Fern. In a recent report authored by the renowned science writer Fred Pearce, the group claims that the environmental impacts of the practice are being […]

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Considers Biomass

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff The Environmental Protection Agency’s “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,” also called the “Clean Power Plan,” was published in the Federal Register in mid-October, which launched a 90-day and possibly longer public feedback period before a possible revision and implementation. According to EPA, the Clean […]

Waste To Wisdom Webinar To Highlight Benefits Of Utilizing Forest Residues

A December 7 webinar – the final in a series of three for fall 2015 – will present in-depth information on the $5.88 million Waste to Wisdom project and its efforts to better utilize forest residues for the production of bioenergy and bio-based products. Forest residues, including small-diameter trees, tops, and limbs, produced during thinning […]

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