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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 […]

Enviva Unveils Wood Supply Tracking System

Enviva Holdings, wood pellet giant, recently publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source, providing a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood the company […]

Wood Energy: Southern Forests Take World Stage At Biomass Conference

Southern U.S. forests are uniquely positioned to be a part of the solution to the world’s ever-increasing need for renewable energy, and international policymakers are beginning to recognize it. It’s precisely that reason why I traveled to Montpellier, France, last month to represent the Southern Group of State Foresters at an international discussion around the […]

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 […]

Overseas Money Boosts Southern U.S. Biomass Industry

Southern forests are drawing uncounted millions of dollars in foreign spending to help utilities overseas meet carbon-emission rules that this country is still debating as tools to limit climate change. What those rules will mean for the environment is in dispute, and will doubtless be contested again based on findings the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

Louisiana Wood Pellet Plants Cater To Europe’s Energy Needs

Louisiana, an oil-and-gas state, is half covered by timber, making forest products a big business. Companies including Drax Biomass, Biomass Secure Power and German Pellets GmbH plan to churn out wood pellets from new plants here to meet Europe’s need for electricity and heat provided by renewable fuels. With its trees, waterways and ports, Louisiana […]

North American Wood Pellet Exports Continue Rapid Growth

Rapid expansion of wood pellet production in both the southern U.S. and British Columbia has dramatically increased pellet exports from North America to Europe the past year, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. In the third quarter of 2012, total shipments were up 70% year-over-year to a record high of 860,000 tons. The […]

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