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OSHA Increases Inspections, Safety Training Sessions

OSHA Increases Inspections,Safety Training Sessions in 2019December 10, 2019The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) fiscal year 2019 final statistics show a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record...

Scientists Nationwide Endorse Wood Energy

Scientists Nationwide Endorse Wood EnergyDecember 6, 2019The US Industrial Pellet Assn. (USIPA) has endorsed a recent letter signed by more than 100 scientists from more than 50 colleges and universities citing the benefits of wood energy. The letter, published by the...

Enviva Gears Up For Lucedale Plant

Enviva reports that in July the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board unanimously approved the air permit for the proposed wood pellet plant in Lucedale, Miss., which is the principal permit required to begin construction. In addition, Enviva...

FutureMetrics Leads Vietnam Pellet Plant

FutureMetrics Leads Vietnam Pellet Plant FutureMetrics announced that a project that it has guided for over two years is now producing high quality pellets. Under the guidance of FutureMetrics’ operations expert, John Swaan, a new 120,000 metric ton per year pellet...

Global Wood Bio Trending Positive

Recent developments continue to underline the continued strong growth expected in global demand for industrial grade wood pellets, including: • In June 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass a law to bring GHG emissions to net zero by 2050,...

Enviva Continues To Build Markets

In addition to 2,000,000 metric tons per year of long-term off-take contracts with Japanese counterparties, Enviva has recently executed several agreements with Japanese counterparties totaling more than 1,000,000 MTPY of additional volumes, including: —A 15-year,...

Strangers Scope Out Enviva

Enviva issued a statement that on August 20, the day of a public hearing concerning its plant at Northampton (Garysburg, NC,) two individuals claiming to be Danish reporters followed a logging truck from a job site around Clayton, NC to Enviva’s Sampson facility, some...

Germany Saying Goodbye to Coal

Germany will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years (as of 2038) to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, the government’s Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment reported. The...

Enviva Completes Public Comment Process

Enviva Partners, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, issued a statement thanking the North Carolina Dept. of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) for their work to ensure that residents’ and other interested parties’ voices were heard during a month-long public...

Andritz Supplies Tokushima Tsuda

Andritz has received an order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation (HITZ), Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. The boiler will be part of a new biomass power plant to be built in Tokushima in Tokushima Prefecture,...

Kice Offers Larger Airlocks

Kice Industries has introduced larger sizes for its popular VJX airlock. The new sizes available include 18x12x12; 18x14x14; 20x12x12; 20x15x15; 24x15x15, and 24x20x20. The VJX airlock gives users less maintenance, reduced downtime and lower overall operating costs....

Morbark Appoints Product Manager

Morbark appointed Jason Showers as Product Manager, Tree Care Products. Showers will serve as the subject matter expert for all matters related to Morbark’s brush chipper equipment line. Showers has more than 20 years of hands-on experience with the brush chipper line...

Norden, Enviva Continue Affiliation

Norden has contracted with Enviva to transport 1.3-1.5 million tonnes of wood pellets from the U.S. to Europe over a six-year period. The contract runs from 2021 to 2026 and builds on Norden’s long-term collaboration with Enviva. Norden now holds a number of...

Test Burn Has Good Results

Wyssmont reports its large shop assembled unit TURBO-DRYER-TORREFIER unit was delivered to a Pacific Northwest plant and used to torrefy 1,000,000 pounds of wood chips for a test burn in a local power plant. It was reported that the unit produced a high quality...

Weiler Forestry Comes Of Age

Weiler Forestry, Inc. announced the launch of Weiler purpose-built forestry products following its acquisition of Caterpillar’s purpose-built forestry business. The product line consists of wheel skidders, track feller-bunchers, wheel feller-bunchers, and knuckleboom...

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