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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 […]

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 […]

Wood Pellet Production Inching Toward Chesapeake Bay Watershed

A growing industry that’s harvesting woody biomass from forests for energy generation could gain a toehold soon in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Like virtually every other form of energy, it’s also generating intense debate about its environmental impact. Biomass from trees is already used to generate a small amount of power in the United States; […]

South Carolina Wood Pellet Plant A Possibility

Laurens County remains a potential site for an energy source production company that cuts trees in the U.S., and makes and ships wood pellets to be burned for energy in Europe, after County Council declined to take an action that could have made it less profitable for the company to locate here. Wood pellet production […]

German Pellets Fate Hangs In The Balance In Louisiana

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff A week after an insolvency court in Germany initiated proceedings against the assets of German Pellets GmbH, one of German Pellets’ affiliate wood pellet operations in the U.S., Louisiana Pellets (also German Pellets Louisiana), commenced filings on February 18 for Chapter 11 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District […]

Maine Wood Pellet Businesses Ail As Demand Plummets

The combination of low heating oil prices and a mild winter have whipsawed the state’s four wood pellet producers. A year ago, homeowners were having trouble finding bags of pellets for their stoves to combat record-cold weather, so manufacturers ramped up production. This winter, they’re laying off workers and looking at stacks of unsold pellets. […]

Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s B.C. Pellet Plant Gears Up

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Steve Thomson, Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster, District of Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick, and representatives from Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. and Tolko Industries gathered in Lavington, BC to celebrate the grand opening of Lavington Pellet Limited Partnership’s wood pellet production plant. Employing both low […]

Enviva Acquires Virginia Wood Pellet Plant For $131 Million

Biomass producer Enviva Partners LP has acquired the fully-contracted Southampton County, Virginia plant for $131 million. Acquired from Enviva’s sponsor’s joint venture with affiliates of John Hancock Life Insurance Co., the Southampton plant has an annual pellet production capacity of 510,000 metric tons. The purchase was financed with $36.5 million in debt, $15.0 million in […]

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 […]

Wood Pellets Market To Expand To $20 Billion By 2023

The production of wood pellets has seen a spike in recent years, thanks to their attributes such as high energy density and ease of production/supply. These qualities of wood pellets have gained significance in the backdrop of tighter emission control norms. Based on these trends, it is expected that the global wood pellets market will […]

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