Pinnacle, Westervelt, Two Rivers Come Together
Pinnacle Renewable Energy plans to build an industrial wood pellet production facility in the Southeast U.S. at Demopolis, Ala., in close proximity to its Aliceville, Ala. facility. The new mill will be located adjacent an existing large sawmill in Demopolis.
The Demopolis facility is expected to have annual production volume of 360,000 metric tons. The Demopolis facility will operate under a single partnership with Pinnacle, The Westervelt Company (TWC), and Two Rivers Lumber (TRL) holding a 70%, 20% and 10% interest, respectively.
The Demopolis facility is in the final stages of design and construction planning. Long-term fiber supply agreements have been completed with the majority of suppliers, including Westervelt and Two Rivers Lumber, which has built a new sawmill at Demopolis that will supply the new pellet mill
Georgia’s Public Service Commission recently voted to allow major utility Georgia Power to solicit bids for a new 50MW biomass-powered power plant. The move is part of a Georgia Power effort to purchase more energy from a variety of sources as the company seeks to retire some of its older power generating facilities. In addition to biomass, the utility is also looking at streams turbine, battery energy storage…
The owner of Cousineau Forest Products, Randy Cousineau, says the company is rebuilding after a late May fire at its wood processing facility in Henniker, NH. According to Cousineau, the fire caused $500,000 in damages at the plant that produces playground surfacing materials, biomass fuel, chips and bark mulch. The facility has brought in mobile equipment to continue some operations during a rebuild that’s complicated…
Brunette Machinery Co. Inc. announced that Kirk Forbes has concluded the purchase of shares from his business partners and is now the sole owner of Brunette, which is celebrating more than 75 years in supplying the wood products business…
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