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Germany’s Juwi plans five pellet factories

November 24, 2010
By Argus Media

Nov. 24, 2010, Hanover, Germany – Germany's Juwi plans to open a string of pellet plants in Germany, starting in 2011.

Nov. 24, 2010, Hanover, Germany – Germany's
Juwi plans to open a string of pellet plants in Germany in 2011. The first to
go on line will be a 60,000-tonne/year facility in Langelsheim, Lower Saxony,
which is due to start producing in spring 2011. Two more are scheduled to open
in autumn 2011: a 30,000-tonne/year plant in Bad Arolsen, Hesse, and a
30,000-tonne/year plant in Dotternhausen, in southwest Baden-Wuerttemberg's
Black Forest. At the end of 2011, two larger factories will start production.
One is planned in Warndt, in the southwest state of Saarland, and another in
Steinau an der Strasse, Hesse. Both factories will produce 60,000 tonnes/year
of pellets.

Juwi already operates one pellet factory in
Morbach, in Rhineland Palatinate, where it produces 16,000 tonnes/year of
pellets. For the planned pellet factories, Juwi will stick to the strategy
followed in Morbach, namely to use material from the region and to supply its
products to nearby consumers. All wood for the Morbach factory comes from
sawmills in the region. The pellet factories planned for next year will also
take their raw material from their surroundings and sell the product within a
radius of 100 km.

The planned Bad Arolsen plant will receive
heat from Finnish MW Power's new wood heating power plant, which went online
last month. The plant now runs with a capacity of 4.9 MW but will switch to
combined heat and power (CHP) generation next year, with a thermal capacity of
10 MW and an electric capacity of 4.4 MW.

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