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Enviva Completes Acquisition Of South Carolina Wood Pellet Plant

Enviva Holdings, LP, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, announced recently 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. This […]

EPA Chief Signals Push To Declare Wood Energy Carbon-Neutral

During his New Hampshire visit Tuesday, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt signaled plans for new federal energy policies that could bolster a struggling regional industry – biomass. In a letter to Gov. Chris Sununu, Pruitt suggests the agency plans to add biomass, including wood and other plant-based fuels, to its “‘all of the above’ […]

Drax Biomass Moving Corporate Headquarters To Louisiana

Drax Biomass, which operates two Louisiana wood pellet manufacturing facilities as well as a shipping operation in the Port of Baton Rouge, will move its corporate headquarters from Atlanta to Monroe. Company President Pete Madden said the move allows Drax “to shift to a more operationally focused business model.” “The relocation will position our headquarters […]

Japanese Companies Turn To Biomass To Clean Up Coal Power

Japanese companies are developing biofuels that can be burned alongside coal to cut carbon dioxide emissions at power plants without investment in pricey new equipment. Oil distributor Idemitsu Kosan has developed a new type of pellet fuel made from compressed wood waste carbonized at a low temperature that can be burned in coal-fired plants. Plant-based […]

U.S. Pellet Exports Boom As Europe Tries To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Worse than coal. Exploits a carbon loophole. Creates a carbon deficit. No, we are not talking about drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Rather, these are a few of the complaints critics level against burning wood pellets in place of coal to reduce Europe’s carbon footprint. You might assume that exporting a […]

Maine Group Acquires Pulp Mill Complex, Plans Redevelopment

OTM Holdings LLC is the new owner of the former Old Town pulp mill complex, with plans to redevelop the site into a wood-fiber-based complex comprised of multiple tenants. Terms of the purchase from MFGR LLC were not disclosed in the news release announcing the acquisition on Wednesday. OTM Holdings is a joint venture by […]

North Carolina County Renews Duke Energy Agreement

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors Continuing to maintain renewable power sources, Duke Energy and Craven County Wood Energy (CCWE) have renewed a long-term power agreement to purchase 100% of the electricity produced by the 50 MW biomass-powered plant in New Bern, NC. The facility uses mainly wood waste and poultry (turkey farm) waste to generate electricity. […]

Proton Power Shares West Virginia Biofuel Plant Details

PPD of WV One is putting together the final financial pieces of the puzzle, in hopes of breaking ground on its new biofuel plant near Sam Black Church this spring, according to company official Jason Perry. Perry spoke about the $73 million project for more than 40 minutes at a Greenbrier County Commission meeting Tuesday […]

Enviva’s Latest Track & Trace Data Confirm Southern Forest Growth

Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, recently released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, marking one year of public reporting and two years of tracking the company’s sustainable sourcing practices. These data are a key tool used to measure, maintain and validate the Enviva’s sustainability practices throughout the Southeastern United States. […]

FPInnovations, Resolute Forest Products Invest In Wood Bio-Chemicals Project

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products recently announced a significant investment in the implementation of a TMP-Bio pilot project in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The pilot project will focus on developing new ways to efficiently produce and commercialize innovative bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a bio-economy in Northern Ontario, as well as elsewhere […]

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