Pellets & Densified Biomass

February 23, 2018

Enviva enters contract to supply wood pellets to Japanese plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEnviva Partners LP has released fourth quarter financial results and announced it has entered into a firm 10-year take-or-pay offtake contract with Marubeni Corp. to supply 100,000 metric tons per year of wood pellets to a new power plant in Japan. READ MORE

February 23, 2018

Asetc provides update on wood pellet plant business

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsAstec Industries recently released fourth quarter 2017 financial results, providing an update of ongoing pellet plant activities in Georgia and Arkansas and discussing the company’s future plans as an equipment supplier to the pellet industry. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

NASF launches first-of-its kind resource: TimberAssurance.Org

BY National Association of State Foresters Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe NASF has created an open-access clearinghouse for national and state regulations that affect the management of U.S. forests and help to demonstrate the sustainable and legal nature in which U.S. timber is harvested. READ MORE

February 21, 2018

Process could allow treated wood to be used in pellet production

BY Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – INRS Found In:Pellets, ThermalINRS researchers have developed a process that successfully removed more than 90 percent of the contaminants present in treated wood waste. Once decontaminated, the wood could be used to manufacture particleboard or heating pellets. READ MORE

February 20, 2018

DOE to fund energy infrastructure deployment on tribal lands

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $11.5 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Bioenergy projects are among those eligible to apply for the funding. READ MORE

February 19, 2018

Enviva completes acquisition of South Carolina wood pellet plant

BY Enviva Holdings LP Found In:PelletsEnviva announced Feb. 16 that it has completed the acquisition of a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina, and related assets from The Navigator Co. S.A., a Portuguese paper and pulp company. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Pruitt commits to creating regulatory certainty for biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has provided New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu with a letter announcing EPA’s efforts to work towards a carbon-neutral policy for biomass and clarify federal procurement recommendations for responsibly managed forests. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Prodesa, FutureMetrics announce partnership agreement

BY FutureMetrics Found In:PelletsProdesa and FutureMetrics are teaming up under a new partnership agreement under which FutureMetrics operations expert, John Swaan, will lead a team that trains the operators of new Prodesa pellet plants. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

Paper discusses impact of weather, oil prices on pellet demand

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalFutureMetrics has published a brief white paper explaining how weather and the price of heating oil influence demand for wood pellets used for heating. The paper, published Jan. 31, was authored by William Strauss, president of FutureMetrics. READ MORE