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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 […]

U.S. Pellet Exports Boom As Europe Tries To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Worse than coal. Exploits a carbon loophole. Creates a carbon deficit. No, we are not talking about drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Rather, these are a few of the complaints critics level against burning wood pellets in place of coal to reduce Europe’s carbon footprint. You might assume that exporting a […]

Irish Company Seeking Approval For U.S. Wood Pellet Facility

Bord na Móna, an Irish energy company, will soon seek government approval for plans to invest €60 million in building a wood pellet factory in the US, according to the Irish Times. It was announced in September 2016 that the state owned company wanted to build a pellet plant in Georgia that would turn willow […]

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 […]

North American Wood Pellet Producers Eye Asia’s Energy Market

Asian countries are showing a strong interest in consuming more wood pellets in order to replace coal in their power grids and to shift away from nuclear power, according to an industry expert speaking at the Argus Biomass 2017 conference. Giving a presentation entitled ‘A statistical review of the consumption of biomass for heat and […]

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, […]

U.S. Wood To Heat Homes In Paris

Paris plans to import thousands of tons of wood per year from the United States as part of plans to use more renewable energy in its urban heating systems, city authorities said on Thursday. Paris urban heating company CPCU – which provides heat and hot water for more than a quarter of Parisians – plans […]

U.S. Wood Pellet Producer Receives First Sustainable Biomass Certification

European energy producers are leading the way in the implementation of large-scale biomass projects, and feedstock sustainability is a critical component in the process of converting from coal to clean power. As these providers continue to incorporate renewable technologies into existing power plants, they are taking a proactive approach to ensure that their wood feedstocks […]

U.S. Wood Pellets Can Help EU Meet Renewable Energy Goals

Wood pellet supplies from the southeastern United States could assist the European Union (EU) to meet its 2020 policy goals for increased renewable energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions without decreasing U.S. forest inventories or diminishing their carbon storage capacity. A new analysis by researchers at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and […]

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