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North Carolina wood pellets

Controversy Simmers Over North Carolina Wood Pellet Plant

A biomass fuel plant that processes tree scraps into wood pellets has some North Carolinians concerned about its potential environmental and health impacts. Maryland-based Enviva will soon open its fourth wood pellet plant in the southern part of the state. The new plant will be just outside the small town of Dobbins Heights, where roughly […]

Enviva Opposition Continues As Work Begins On North Carolina Plant

Engineers have completed the early erosion control and site grading measures for the new Enviva plant being built north of Dobbins Heights, according to interim County Manager Bryan Land. In his monthly report to the Richmond County Board of Commissioners last week, Land said he met with representatives from Enviva two weeks ago to discuss […]

North Carolina Wood Pellet Plant Proposal Draws Concern

Proposals to expand the wood pellet industry in the county could generate millions of dollars and some new jobs. But at what cost, some in the county are wondering. On Tuesday, the Community of Lake James Inc. is hosting a meeting for the public to discuss the implications a possible wood pellet plant in Burke […]

Interview: How The Wood Pellet Export Industry Will Impact North Carolina

Wood pellets. They’re a simple idea, but their potential implications are far more complicated and controversial. Member countries in the European Union are buying these small, compressed cylinders, which are made up of everything from sawdust to wood pulp, to use as a more planet-friendly fuel source than coal. Eventually, some say increasing restrictions on […]

Enviva Invests $214 Million In Two North Carolina Pellet Plants

Biomass producer Enviva LP said it will invest $214.2 million into two new pellet manufacturing plants in North Carolina, creating 160 jobs by 2017. The startups will be located in Richmond and Sampson counties. The company has additional operations in North Carolina, Mississippi and Virginia, and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD. Governor Pat McCrory and […]

Conservation Groups Want Hearing On North Carolina Pellet Facility Plan

Eight conservation groups are calling for a public hearing and further environmental review of a proposal by Enviva LP to build wood pellet storage and export facilities at the Port of Wilmington. Enviva plans to build two concrete storage domes, rail and truck unloading stations and a ship loader/dock-conveyer system on land leased from the […]

$25 Million Wood Pellet Export Facility Going Ahead In North Carolina

The Council of State signed off Tuesday on a deal approved last week to build a $25 million export facility at the Port of Morehead City. About 150 jobs would be created with the construction of the wood pellet export facility in Carteret County. Wood pellets are an increasingly popular source of renewable energy in […]

Plans For North Carolina Wood Pellet Export Facility Scaled Back

Plans were recently scaled back for a wood pellet export facility at a North Carolina state port due to a reassessment of market conditions. But the project is still on, with a status update to be aired during a public meeting this week. Meanwhile, State Ports Authority officials intent on expanding North Carolina’s forest products […]

Council Of State Approves Wood Pellet Facility At North Carolina Port

The North Carolina Council of State has approved a lease agreement to let a wood pellet maker build a facility at the State Port of Wilmington. The North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved the deal with Enviva Holdings, LP last week. The state says the wood pellet export facility at the Port […]

Some In North Carolina Want More Study Of Wood Pellet Plans

Does North Carolina have an adequate supply of trees to feed the maws of European power plants? Does the state have policies and rules in place to ensure that its wood lands won’t be so cut up as to threaten water quality, wildlife and natural diversity? What about more trains through Morehead City? Those and […]


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