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AltaGas Power Sells Equity In 2 Plants

Officials with Atlantic Power Corp. recently announced  an agreement to acquire equity ownership in Craven County Wood Energy in North Carolina and Grayling Generating Station in Michigan for $20 million from AltaGas Power Holdings, subject to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Closing is expected by mid-2019. Craven County Wood Energy is a 48 […]

NC Groups Partner With “Home For The Holidays” To Help First Responders, Vets Affected By Hurricane Florence

When Hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina on September 14, 2018, as a category 1 rainmaker, it was clear that damage to the already rain-soaked state would be immense. As the state continues the recovery process, two groups – the Carolina Loggers Association’s Logs for the Cause and NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation’s […]

Fire At Enviva Terminal In Virginia

Local press reported 28 February that a fire started at Enviva’s Chesapeake, Virginia deep-water marine terminal. The company reports that the fire is now under control. Onsite personnel, the terminal’s fire suppression systems and emergency services fought the blaze. No injuries have been reported. According to a release from the local fire department, first responders […]

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. […]

Enviva To Buy South Carolina Wood Pellet Plant, Build Mississippi Port

A company that makes wood pellets and sells them to power plants overseas says it’s forming a new joint venture with an insurance company to buy a plant in South Carolina and build a port in Mississippi. Enviva Holdings of Bethesda, Maryland, recently announced the deal with the John Hancock Life Insurance Co. The joint […]

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 […]

Wood Pellet Production Inching Toward Chesapeake Bay Watershed

A growing industry that’s harvesting woody biomass from forests for energy generation could gain a toehold soon in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Like virtually every other form of energy, it’s also generating intense debate about its environmental impact. Biomass from trees is already used to generate a small amount of power in the United States; […]

U.S. Wood Pellet Professionals To Reveal Insight At PFI Annual Conference

The Pellet Fuels Institute invites all stakeholders in the U.S. pellet fuels industry to attend its 2016 Annual Conference, held July 24-26 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. In addition to a comprehensive overview of the U.S. pellet fuels industry, the conference features a golf tournament on a Donald Ross-designed course, […]

UT, Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar In Next Step Toward Bioeconomy

A small stand of poplar trees harvested from a University of Tennessee AgResearch Center is set to help scientists progress further down the path toward low-cost, high-quality biomass and a bioeconomy. Located on UT’s East Tennessee AgResearch Center in Blount County, the 10-acre plot of hybrid poplars was planted just over four years ago and […]

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