Enviva plans 3 additional pellet plants

By Staff | November 03, 2014

Enviva LP is pursuing the development of three new pellet plants. Two are planned for development in North Carolina. A specific location has not been announced for the third, but documents published by the North Carolina Ports Authority indicate it could be located in Laurens County, South Carolina.

In early September, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced Enviva is planning new pellet projects in Richmond and Sampson counties. The projects are supported by an award from the state Job Development Grant program that could provide Enviva with more than $1.7 million incentives for the creation of 160 jobs.

In a statement provided to Biomass Magazine, Enviva said all three facilities would export pellets through a proposed terminal at the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina. The Sampson County project is expected to be completed first, followed by the Richmond County facility. Specific development timelines are dependent on permitting.