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UGA Study: U.S. Biomass Electricity Possible But Costly

If the U.S. wants to start using wood pellets to produce energy, either the government or power customers will have to pay an extra cost, a new University of Georgia study has found. Right now, “it’s just not economically feasible to use wood pellets in energy production,” said Bin Mei, associate professor of forest resource […]

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 […]

Maine Ports Gearing Up To Export Wood Chips, Pellets To Europe

Maine is poised to finally begin shipping wood chips to Europe for power generation next year if plans underway at Eastport and Searsport stay on schedule. After years of false starts, these developments would be especially welcome now, as the ongoing decline of the paper and in-state biomass power industries has hit hundreds of loggers […]

Wood Pellet Exports From U.S. South Peak, Still Under 3 Percent Of Usage

Wood pellet fuel imports to the United Kingdom, the world’s largest buyer, have gone up dramatically the past five years and should reach an all-time-high in 2016, says the North American Wood Fiber Review. The U.S. South, the main supplying region, saw shipments rise eight-fold since 2012. That trend could make North American panel manufacturers […]

Florida’s JaxPort To Seek Federal Grant For Wood Pellet Export Operation

JaxPort will take a shot at winning a $24 million federal grant that would help one of the port’s major tenants become an exporter of wood pellets, officials said Monday. JaxPort has been trying for years to get a foothold in the shipping of wood pellets, which are a growing source of energy in Europe […]

Enviva Gives $5 Million To North Carolina, Virginia Forest Conservation

The world’s largest wood pellet fuel manufacturer Enviva Holdings, established $5 million, 10-year program that it says is designed to protect tens of thousands of acres of bottomland forests in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia. It will also help shield Enviva from environmental critics, such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, who say the […]

Interview: How The Wood Pellet Export Industry Will Impact North Carolina

Wood pellets. They’re a simple idea, but their potential implications are far more complicated and controversial. Member countries in the European Union are buying these small, compressed cylinders, which are made up of everything from sawdust to wood pulp, to use as a more planet-friendly fuel source than coal. Eventually, some say increasing restrictions on […]

North American Wood Pellet Exports Reached New Record High In 3Q/14

Pellet exports from North America rose in the 3Q/14 after a stable first half of the year that could be characterized as a temporary plateau. While pellet exports to Europe were up just marginally, the increase to Asia was more noticeable. Up until 2014, more than 95% of wood pellets leaving US and Canadian ports […]

Study: Europe’s Biomass Boom Will Increase U.S. Forest Sizes

Europe’s demand for wood pellets to generate renewable bioenergy will lead to an increase in US forestland as timber exports rise, according to US Forest Service scientists. A new study finds that policies in the European Union and elsewhere requiring the use of renewable and low greenhouse gas-emitting energy are driving demand for wood pellets […]

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