Pellets
May 16, 2017 - Rentech, Inc., is reporting a gross loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2017 of $0.7 million. A year ago the company reported a gross profit of $0.1 million. Operating loss from those continuing operations for the first quarter of 2017 was $31.0 million, as compared to $10 million in the prior year period.
May 11, 2017 - Demand for industrial wood pellets in S. Korea has grown rapidly in recent years and is expected to grow significantly over the next half decade. A new white paper from FutureMetrics discusses why that growth is happening and is expected to continue.
May 10, 2017 - Workplace safety should be top of mind, no matter what industry you’re in. Canadian Biomass magazine is proud to partner with the Wood Pellet Association of Canada for two days dedicated to all things safety.
May 4, 2017 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. will be constructing an $85-million, 475,000-tonne wood pellet plant in the hamlet of Entwistle, Alta. Parkland County officially announced the green light for the project yesterday.
April 20, 2017 - Maine Woods Pellet Co. based in Athens, Maine, is producing 9 MW of power thanks to an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) unit that was installed last October.
April 10, 2017 - Drax Biomass has been selected as the winning bidder for the acquisition out of bankruptcy of Louisiana Pellets. The announcement follows a multi-week competitive bidding process which culminated in an auction on March 30.
March 30, 2017 - It’s 2017. You don’t need to wonder what people want to know about your products anymore – you just need to know what they are Googling.
March 27, 2017 - Premium Pellet in Vanderhoof, B.C., has become the first pellet producer in Canada to hold both Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) Certification and ENplus/CANplus certification regarding wood pellet quality.
March 22, 2017 - As Canada works its way to becoming coal free by 2030, Resolute Forest Products, the largest sawmill company in Eastern Canada, is making headway to achieving its goal of fossil-free operations.
March 22, 2017 - The Government of Canada and the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) jointly sponsored the Central European Biomass Conference (CEBC), which took place in Graz, Austria from Jan. 18 to 20, 2017. One of our ongoing objectives is to position Canada as a reliable source of high-quality, sustainably produced wood pellets and the CEBC presented a good opportunity to do this. It is essential to continually reinforce to our European customers that our raw material comes from the most sustainably managed forests in the world.
March 21, 2017 - A recent white paper from FutureMetrics describes how a new product developed by OkoFEN in Upper Austria is poised to dramatically change how heating pellets contribute to the overall market for wood pellets.
March 9, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada's Safety Committee (SC) was established in 2014. From the beginning, it has been the SC's practice to adopt an annual work plan and to hold monthly meetings/conference calls to monitor progress against the plan. In 2016, the committee's accomplishments included:
March 3, 2017 - An investor, who purchased shares of Rentech, Inc., filed a lawsuit in California over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws by Rentech, Inc. in connection with between November 9, 2016 and February 20, 2017.
March 3, 2017 - The Pellet Fuels Institute has qualified two new pellet fuels manufacturing facilities to the PFI Standards Program.
Feb. 27, 2017 - Months after a fire took hold in a dryer unit at Diacarbon Energy's wood pellet plant in Merritt, B.C., the closed facility has a restart date.
Feb. 21, 2017 - In the European industrial market, spot prices have firmed recently. According to Feb. 15 Argus Biomass Markets report, the FOB Baltic spot price was €101/t and the CIF ARA spot price was US$117/t.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Equipment and operational issues as well as an uncertain market for wood pellets are cited as reasons behind Rentech's decision to idle its pellet plant in Wawa, Ont., in two weeks.
Feb. 15, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is proud that one of its members – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – operates the Thunder Bay Generating Station, which is the only plant worldwide that has been converted from coal firing to employ advanced wood pellets as the sole primary fuel.
Feb. 13, 2017 - Sustainable Biomass Partnership has suspended PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) from issuing certificates in Canada and the U.S. for not fulfilling an SBP requirement.
Feb. 7, 2017 - Denmark's DONG Energy says it plans to make the switch to wood pellets from coal at all its coal-fired power stations by 2023.
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