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Georgia Wood Pellet Industry Commended In Air Quality Report

Georgia won praise last week in a report largely critical of an issue portrayed as lax enforcement of air quality regulations of the wood pellet industry. Criticism also was laid on the new federal policy that power plants fueled by biomass don’t create carbon pollution. “Georgia has definitely played a leadership role in this [wood […]

2017 Wood Pellet Outlook: Out Of The Woods?

The global wood pellet market has endured a challenging 2016. Acute oversupply in both industrial and heating sectors, combined with relatively warm temperatures and overrunning maintenance issues at Drax have pressured operating rates and led to a record drop in prices. While certain players have taken steps to rebalance the market, fundamentals remain weak moving […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global Wood Pellet Demand To Reach 50 Million Tons By 2024

Global wood pellet demand is rapidly expanding as consumers, businesses and regulators look for alternatives to fossil fuels. Globally, wood pellet demand is projected to grow from an estimated 23 million tons in 2014 to 50 million tons in 2024. These and other key findings were released today in a new study by RISI, the […]

Rentech Acquires Largest Producer Of Wood Pellets For U.S. Heating Market

Rentech, Inc. announced that it has acquired New England Wood Pellet (NEWP), the largest producer of wood pellets for the U.S. heating market. NEWP, established in 1992, operates three wood pellet facilities with a combined annual production capacity of 240,000 tons. The facilities are strategically located in the U.S. Northeast, which is the largest domestic […]

New Approach Promotes Pathways To Wood Biomass Sustainability

Producers of wood pellets in the United States will need to meet or exceed sustainability standards set by the European Union and individual European countries to protect the health of forests, while accessing expanding export markets, according to studies released today by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation (Pinchot Institute).  The […]

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