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Zilkha Biomass Scuttles Plan To Build $90 Million Arkansas Pellet Plant

Zilkha Biomass LLC of Houston has scuttled its plan to build a $90 million wood pellet mill in Monticello. Zilkha reached a deal four years ago to build a facility that would support 52 new jobs. After a recent meeting with Zilkha’s legal counsel, the Monticello Economic Development Commission said the energy company will not […]

Retirement System To Make $26M Loan To Arkansas Wood Pellet Company

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System will make a short-term loan of up to $26 million to Highland LLC, which operates a wood pellet manufacturing plant in the Pine Bluff industrial park near White Hall, the system’s board of trustees has decided. In July 2016, the system’s trustees authorized an investment of up to $25 million […]

USFS Awards Grants To Expand Wood Energy, Wood Products Markets

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently announced over $8.3 million to substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets. Federal funds will leverage almost $37 million in matching funds from 36 business, university, nonprofit, and tribal partners in 19 states for a total investment of over $45 million. The public-private partnerships leveraged […]

Minnesota Businessmen Spearhead Arkansas Pellet Plant Project

Economic activity starting in Borderland can’t always be seen, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. A group of Wagner Construction businessmen are playing a large role in a $230 million project taking place more than 1,100 miles away. Representatives of Voyageur Capital LLC, the investment wing of Wagner Construction, along with business partners Tom […]

Highland Pellets Opens Wood Pellet Plant Arkansas

Highland Pellets, a wood pellet manufacturer, celebrated the open of its new factory in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, which will produce over 660,000 tons of wood pellets per year. According to the company, the plant will create approximately 68 jobs at the facility and approximately 450 indirect jobs in the transport and forest industries supply chain. […]

International Forestry Group Tours Drax Biomass In Louisiana

Drax Biomass played host to a diverse group of international scientists and forestry experts at Morehouse BioEnergy on Monday, following an international conference in Little Rock. Jim Guldin, a supervisory research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service and program chair for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations workshop, said the tour was comprised of […]

Arkansas’ Highland Pellets Orders Astec Production Line

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors Astec Industries, Inc. has entered into an agreement and received a related down payment to build, deliver and install the first production line of a new turnkey wood pellet production facility for Highland Pellets, LLC at Pine Bluff, Ark. The $30 million agreement with Highland Pellets includes the option to add […]

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