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The Honorable Governor Patrick L. McCrory joined Dr. John R. Jones, Chairman of the Northampton County Economic Development Commission, Mr. Robert V. Carter, Chairman of the Northampton County Board of Commissioners, Mr. John K. Keppler, Chairman and CEO of Enviva,…
German Pellets is further expanding its production capacities in North America. In Urania, a town in northern Louisiana, German Pellets will soon begin construction work on a new pellet production facility. The output will be about 1 million tonnes of…
GDT Tek, Inc., (OTC: GDTK) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive Exclusive Rights Agreement to acquire a renewable energy company that turns landfill gas into electricity and creates a Refuse Fuel Derived pellets (RFD) from…
Finland’s largest pellet-fired heating plant, which was supplied by Metso to Tampereen Energiantuotanto Oy, Tampere, is based on a technological solution that is the first of its kind in the country. It will bring new opportunities to gear the structure…
The Port of Pascagoula has gotten the last funding piece in place for its wood pellet facility. The $196 million bond bill approved during the legislative session that ended in April includes $10 million that will round out the money…
A resurgence in OSB demand in the US, prompted by an earlier- and stronger-than-expected housing recovery, will mean stiffer competition for pulpwood, putting pellet manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage. The number of new housing starts in the US has staged…
Although there are no final agreements for wood pellet facilities at North Carolina’s ports, the N.C. State Ports Authority board of directors last week voted to let officials continue working toward contracts with the companies that will build them. Jeff…
A major investment from a California-based company will help make wood pellet production in the Northwest a reality.  Atikokan Renewable Fuels announced that it is selling its facility to a company with the financial resources to carry out the plan.…
Quebec Stevedoring at the Port of Quebec plans to spend $20 million to build storage facilities and equipment designed to handle 75,000 tonnes of wood pellets for Rentech Inc. The commitment is part of a long-term contract which will see…
Graham Construction has won the job to build a major facility for importing wood pellets at the Port of Immingham. The contractor’s team includes Ramboll, which brings experience of designing biomass handling facilities in mainland Europe. Local consultant HBPW Consulting…
Rentech, Inc. (NYSE MKT: RTK) has announced the acquisition of Georgia-based Fulghum Fibres, Inc. (Fulghum Fibres) and the acquisition of two facilities for conversion to the production of wood pellets in Ontario, Canada, along with contracts for the sale and…
Thursday, 02 May 2013 07:32

Authority OKs deal on wood pellets

The N.C. State Ports Authority last week quietly agreed in principle on the frameworks of deals with two private companies to bring wood-pellet storage and exporting facilities to the state-operated ports in Wilmington and Morehead City. The votes, which allow…
Exportation of wood pellets from North America to Europe reached a new record of 3.2 million tons in 2012, with US exporters more than doubling their shipments, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. Demand for wood pellets in…
Thursday, 25 April 2013 17:38

Europe’s Renewable Fuel of Choice: Wood

Americans are led to believe that Europe is awash in wind and solar power, but the renewable most consumed is wood, says the Economist. According to the Economist, wood, the fuel of preindustrial societies, represents about half of all renewables…
Exportation of wood pellets from North America to Europe reached a new record of 3.2 million tons in 2012, with US exporters more than doubling their shipments, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. Demand for wood pellets in…
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