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Major Carbon Offset Project License Revoked

Major Carbon Offset Project License RevokedEnvironmental officials in Indonesia recently revoked the license of one of the world’s largest carbon offsets projects, claiming the license-holder, PT Rimba Raya Conservation, transferred its license to a third-party...

New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval

New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval Air quality officials recently issued a final notice and approval for an air quality permit at a new wood pellet manufacturing plant to be built by Pacific Northwest Renewable Energy (PNWRE) on a 60 acre site leased from the...

Drax Group Allies With Molpus Woodlands

Drax Group Allies With Molpus Woodlands Carbon removals and renewable energy company Drax Group has partnered with Mississippi-based Molpus Woodlands Group in an agreement that will provide Drax with an option to purchase sustainably sourced woody biomass to fuel its...

Georgia Ports Continues Container Expansion

Georgia Ports Continues Container Expansion Georgia Ports Authority approved contracts totaling $65.6 million for container yard work at the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal, a 200-acre facility just downriver from GPA’s main container port. The board approved three...

Sustainable Forests Report Has Mixed Results

Released in September, the “National Report on Sustainable Forests, 2020” from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) and Forest Service (FS) shows both good and challenging trends as the nation’s forestland owners seek sustainable ownership and management options. The fourth such effort since 1997, the report is 60 pages…

Forest Service Looks At Carbon Capture

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Forest Service announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would allow the agency to consider proposals for potential carbon capture and sequestration projects on national forests and grasslands. This proposal would harmonize the framework between the federal government’s two largest land managers by aligning with regulatory structures already…

Highland Pellets Expanding To Mississippi

In late October Highland Grenada, LLC, an affiliate of Highland Pellets, LLC, announced the pending purchase of the former Georgeia-Pacific OSB mill site to build a new export pellet plant. According to news reports, the new plant will be a “replica” of Highland Pellets’…

Enviva Takes Huge Stock Price Hit

Enviva’s stock price, which has been falling all year from a high of $51 in January, sank to under a $1 a share on Thursday after a new interim CEO delivered a sobering third-quarter earnings call that raised questions about the company’s viability, blaming unfavorable wood pellet pricing, problems at a plant in Virginia, higher interest expenses and other factors…

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Bandit Announces Major Expansions

Bandit Industries plans to build three new production facilities and expand an existing plant in 2022. That is in addition to four building expansions in 2021, one that is completed and three more that are currently under construction. When all are completed, Bandit’s manufacturing facilities will increase…

Astec Consolidates Product Branding

Astec Industries, Inc. is launching a new modern look with a rebranding initiative to coincide with its business model. The rebrand includes a new logo, color palette and website. The launch comes while the organization streamlines its internal structure and operations to improve efficiency and drive growth…

New From Bandit Industries: Model 1425 Track Machine

Bandit Industries’ new Model 1425 track is a highly productive and compact horizontal grinder, equipped with many of the same features as the tow-behind version and adding tracks substantially increases the capabilities of this unit. Thanks to a Caterpillar steel track…

Drax Satellite Mills Go With BE&E

Drax Group has chosen Biomass Engineering & Equipment to supply material handling, layout engineering, and mechanical installation for its three recently announced pellet plants in Arkansas. BE&E will manufacture bulk receiving bins, disc screeners, SMART conveyors, SMART containers and covered pellet…

Kirk Morton Now West Salem COO

West Salem Machinery (WSM) is pleased to announce Kirk Morton has joined the management team as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Morton will be focused on WSM’s strategic goals for growth, customer service, efficient operations, and…

More Orders, More Workforce For Rottne

Rottne Industri AB, Smaland, Sweden, reports that an upswing in machinery sales that accelerated at the start of the year is steering the company to recruit new employees in several departments. “It was a gigantic challenge for us…

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