Nov 2, 2011, Houston, TX - The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today addressed the World Energy Council Houston Business Forum, touting the potential role of biomass and smart grids in the future energy mix.
Combining heat, power, and pellet production all in one facility is a highly efficient use of biomass.
Oct 20, 2011, Virginia - Biomass manufacturer Enviva has signed a contract with Dominion Virginia Power to supply wood pellets to two power plants that are being converted from using coal to renewable biomass.
Sept. 13, 2011, Vancouver – Viridis Energy has begun shipping wood pellets to Italy through an off-take agreement arranged through its strategic alliance with Abellon Clean Energy Ltd.
APX-ENDEX and Port of Rotterdam are proposing to introduce a wood pelletexchange, which should be operational by the fourth quarter of 2011.
Aug. 15, 2011 – A study by the Pembina Institute suggests that biomass electricity generation in Ontario will considerably reduce greenhouses gas emissions and offers a significant environmental advantage over both coal and natural gas fired generation. | READ MORE
Aug. 8, 2011, Seattle WA – Pellet demand is expected to grow in the coming years, particularly in Europe and Asia, as well as in the Canadian Maritimes and the Northeastern United States.
June 28, 2011 – The Trebio wood pellet plant in Portage-du-Fort, Quebec, is now producing pellets.
June 8, 2011 - New England Wood Pellet (NEWP) operates two pellet plants and has recently started up a third. The newest facility is located at the former Norbord panel mill site in Deposit, New York.
May 26, 2011, London, UK – Pöyry’s second edition of the Global Pellet Multi-Client study, published April 2011, aims to remain the benchmark publication for information and insight into the global production and trade of pellets.
May 19, 2011, Abbotsford, BC – Biomass Secure Power has received a purchase agreement from LG International Corp. to provide it with biomass pellets commencing in 2012.
Mar. 10, 2011, Seattle, WA – In 2010, an estimated 1.6 million tons of pellets were shipped from Canada and the United States to the Netherlands, the UK, and Belgium, a doubling in volume compared to 2008.
Mar. 7, 2011, Quebec City – Innoventé, which produces renewable energy from organic waste, has acquired a 5-MW cogeneration plant owned by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.
Jan. 26, 2011 – Korea has a growing interest in wood pellets and renewable energy.
    Dec. 7, 2010 – A Belgian pellet manufacturer has found success drying feedstock for wood pellets using low-temperature, low-emissions drying technology.
While visiting the power plant owned by NV Elektriciteits Produktiemaatschappij Zuid-Nederland (EPZ) in Borssele, the Netherlands, I was reminded of the story of the little Dutch boy who saved his country by plugging a leaking dike with his finger.
    Oct. 25, 2010 – The Newfoundland Pellet Conference involved two days of presentations about the potential for an expanded pellet and biomass industry in the province, followed by a field trip to a pellet plant and a greenhouse that is planning to use pellets.
Oct. 19, 2010 – The Pellet Fuels Institute is forwarding the latest version of its densified fuel standards to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for consideration as an enforceable industry standard.
The wood pellet business is hazardous.  Dock workers have unknowingly entered loaded ship holds and perished from carbon monoxide emitted by wood pellets.
Oct. 15, 2010 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to regulate the quality of pellet fuel purchased in the United States.
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