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Drax Acquires BC’s Princeton Standard Pellet

Drax Group has signed an agreement with Princeton Standard Pellet Corporation (PSPC) to acquire its pellet plant in Princeton, British Columbia, Canada. The acquisition is expected to be complete in the third quarter of this year. The plant, which has been operating since 1995, has the capacity to produce 90,000 tonnes of wood pellets a year, primarily from sawmill residues. Around half of the output from the plant…

Drax Acquires BC’s Princeton Standard Pellet

Drax Group has signed an agreement with Princeton Standard Pellet Corporation (PSPC) to acquire its pellet plant in Princeton, British Columbia, Canada. The acquisition is expected to be complete in the third quarter of this year. The plant, which has been operating since 1995, has the capacity to produce 90,000 tonnes of wood pellets a year, primarily from sawmill residues. Around half of the output from the plant…

Enviva Establishes Heirs Property Fund

Enviva Inc., the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, has announced the establishment of the Enviva Heirs Property Fund (EHPF), an initiative dedicated to ending involuntary land loss across the U.S. Southeast. Enviva has formally committed $250,000 on an annual basis to provide support to landowning families in the…

MDF Or Bioenergy For Roseburg?

Roseburg reports it is exploring the feasibility of locating a second MDF panel plant or bioenergy production facility within its current Western, U.S. operating footprint. The proposed facility would use up to 300,000 bone-dry tons of wood residuals each year…

New Sawmill Coming To Louisiana

Teal Jones Group marked the beginning of construction of an $110 million SYP sawmill near Plain Dealing, La. on July 11 with a groundbreaking ceremony. Canada-based Teal Jones Group had disclosed in December it was considering northwest Louisiana as the site of a sawmill…

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This Drum Dryer Will Get Your Attention

Brazil particleboard manufacturer Berneck S.A. is implementing what is believed to be the world’s largest drum dryer—36 m long and a diameter of 7.8 m—at its plant in Curitibanos, Santa Catarina. Dieffenbacher is supplying the drum dryer as well as an 84 MW energy system…

Stela Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Stela Laxhuber GmbH celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 24 at its operations in Massing, Germany. In the course of a century, the company has developed from a wind well producer to an agricultural machinery dealer to today’s world-renowned specialist for drying systems of all kinds…

B&W Enters Kiewit, Fidelis Biomass Project

Babcock & Wilcox is partnering with Kiewit Industrial to deliver Fidelis New Energy’s planned net-negative carbon impact biomass power plant at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. The 200 MW electricity plant will be the largest of its kind in the world, according to the participants…

Dryer Suppliers Form New Alliance

In a sales cooperation, Büttner Energie- und Trocknungstechnik GmbH and NEW eco-tec Verfahrenstechnik GmbH are pooling their dryer expertise. The Krefeld, Germany-based dryer and energy plant specialist, Büttner, and the belt dryer supplier from Mühldorf am Inn, Bavaria, are cooperating to expand…

FLAMEX Names Thomas As President

FLAMEX Inc. announced Tony Thomas as its new President, succeeding Allen Wagoner after 13 years at that post. Thomas has been with the company for almost 32 years and has been serving as vice president…

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