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Colorado Wood Pellet Manufacturer Files For Bankruptcy

A Colorado-based company that says it is the largest wood pellet manufacturer in the western United States has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Confluence Energy LLC, which is based in Kremmling in Grand County, said in a Tuesday filing that it owes $14.95 million to between 100 and 199 creditors. The company listed assets of […]

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 […]

Bord na Móna Abandons Plans For U.S. Wood Pellet Factory

State energy company Bord na Móna has dropped plans to spend €60 million building a wood pellet factory in the US. The news comes as the company prepares to announce plans designed to safeguard 2,100 jobs in the midlands by supplying fuel to power plants. Last year, Bord na Móna said it wanted to spend […]

Biomass Market Slows Amid Low Gas And Oil Prices

Analysis of the woody biomass energy sector given the low oil and gas prices suppressing the market. There are some positives though with Japan growing as a market and new programs being proposed in the U.S. While specific biomass opportunities, such as pellets, remain strong, the overall biomass market remains soft, according to Tim Gammell, […]

‘Huge’ Biomass Power Plant On The Way For Ontario First Nation

Whitesand First Nation will soon be home to an industrial park that will support clean energy generation, replacing the current need for diesel, and create jobs. The first tenants of the industrial park, known as the Bio-Economy Centre, will be community-owned and operated Sagatay Cogeneration LP and Sagatay Wood Pellets LP. “It will create jobs […]

Canada’s Moose Cree First Nation Sowing Seeds For Wood Pellet Plant

The Moose Cree First Nation is looking seriously at getting into manufacturing as its next big development project. The First Nation’s economic development department is about to begin work on a feasibility study for either constructing or purchasing an existing facility to make wood pellets. Wood pellets are typically used by wood-burning furnaces – which […]

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 […]

Wood Pellet Trade Has Doubled Due To Biomass Power Generation

Wood pellets are playing a key role in decarbonizing electric power generation, as the world works to replace fossil fuels. Global trade in pellets has doubled since 2012, with U.S., Canadian, and European producers all playing roles, according to a new study by RISI. European nations, in particular, have invested heavily in pellets for both […]

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 […]

Expert Advises Caution for Liquid Fuels Hopefuls

A recent news report in agricultural website Capital Press says that timber companies need to be cautious when considering getting into the biomass business, according to expert Gareth Mayhead, academic coordinator for forest products at University of California-Berkeley. According to Mayhead, gasification and other liquid fuels technologies are not yet proven and are currently unfeasible for use […]

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