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Pinnacle Expands With Acquisition Of Alabama Pellet Plant

B.C.-based pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Holdings is heading to the southern U.S. with the announced acquisition of an Alabama industrial wood pellet plant. Pinnacle recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 70 percent interest in an operating industrial wood pellet production facility located in Aliceville, currently owned by The Westervelt […]

Pinnacle’s New B.C. Pellet Plant To Provide Energy To Asia

The decision to redevelop the former NewPro particleboard facility into a wood pellet production plant was celebrated last Monday at the side of a giant pile of wood chips. Shovels with green ribbons were used to signify the groundbreaking that will happen when construction crews move in soon. Production is expected to start in the […]

Pinnacle To Redevelop B.C. Particleboard Facility To Produce Pellets

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. says it’s moving forward with plans to redevelop an existing Smithers, B.C., particleboard facility to produce wood pellets. The company is redeveloping the site under the Smithers Pellet Limited Partnership, in which it owns a 70 percent interest and West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. owns the rest. Pinnacle says the facility […]

UBC Receives New Equipment For Wood Pellet Research

The wood pellet research laboratory (BBRG) at the University of British Columbia is getting a boost of $250,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The funding is part of a larger grant of $1.8 million to a larger group of UBC researchers to further support the development of the UBC’s biorefining research and innovation […]

U.S. Wood Pellet Industry Increases Production By 5.4 Percent

Over the course of the first quarter, a total of 1.727m t pellets were produced by pellet plants in the USA. This represents a 5.4% increase vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year. According to figures of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) at the U.S. Department of Energy, production of pellets […]

Paris Climate Deal Exit Could Hit U.S. Wood Pellet Exports

President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord could have huge consequences for the U.S. wood pellet exporting industry post-2020. The U.S. not being part of the Paris agreement will make it difficult for wood pellet producers to export to E.U. markets after 2020, if the E.U.’s proposed renewable energy directive is […]

Drax Biomass To Acquire Louisiana Wood Pellet Company

Drax Biomass—the wood pellet manufacturing company that operates two huge white pellet storage domes at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, as well as two other pellet production facilities in the area—has been selected as the winning bidder for the acquisition of Louisiana Pellets out of bankruptcy. The Urania-based company filed for Chapter 11 in […]

Wood Production Growth Driven By Housing, Green Energy Markets

Global production of all major wood products grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2015, while trade in wood products decreased slightly, according to new data published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The increase was mainly boosted by the continuous economic growth in Asia, a recovering housing market in North […]

UN Agency Reports Rises In Wood Production And Bioenergy Demand

According to new data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global production of wood products has been increasing for the past six years, while wood trade saw a slight decline. “Our data registers a healthy growth in the global production of wood products and a rapid growth in production and trade of relatively […]

Maine Wood Pellet Projects Sputter

After years of delays, tax abatements and the dismantling of the former Great Northern Paper’s Millinocket facility, the proposed Thermogen wood pellet mill on that site remains in the early stages of development, but it is still live. While the company in the past year has remained relatively quiet about the project tied to Great […]

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