Pellets
May 13, 2010, London, UK – Wood pellets are underpinning the emergence of a new commodities business in biomass. The key driver is bioenergy, and Pöyry Forest Industry Consulting expects double-digit growth in pellet markets over the next five years.
May 5, 2010, Miramichi, NB – According to a report in the Telegraph-Journal, construction of a pellet plant in Miramichi, New Brunswick, is slated to begin later in 2010. | READ MORE
Apr. 27, 2010, Portage-du-Fort, QC – Trebio will be the first company to set up operations on the site of the former Smurfit-Stone pulp mill in the Outaouais community of Portage-du-Fort, Quebec.
Apr. 8, 2010 – The Wood Pellet Association of Canada has responded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s request for comments on the new proposed rules for its Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
Mar. 12, 2010 – There is much activity on the world's pellet markets at the moment. World Bioenergy 2010 is highlighting this fast developing bioenergy sector during two sessions focusing solely on pellets.
The pellet plant in Middle Musquodoboit has an unusual history.  The Nova Scotia facility began its life as a late addition to the former MacTara lumber mill, as a value-added way to dispose of sawdust and bark from the two sawmills.
In comparison to mainstream forestry, Canada’s pellet sector is booming. Sure, maintaining a fibre supply with so many sawmills down can be a challenge, and this winter was not as cold as many had hoped.
Feb. 18, 2010, Vancouver – Pacific Bioenergy Corporation and GDF Suez have entered into a strategic partnership to support a $24-million expansion of Pacific Bioenergy's existing wood pellet production facilities in Prince George, British Columbia.
Jan. 15, 2010, Chatham, ON – A proposed pellet plant for the former tobacco-growing region of southern Ontario would initially produce 25,000 tons/year of pellets from agricultural and forestry/wood product residues. | READ MORE
Jan. 6, 2010, North Bay, ON – Nipissing First Nation has a small forestry company it hopes to expand into a wood pellet operation, reports Northern Ontario Business. | READ MORE
Dec. 23, 2009, Tumbler Ridge, BC – Houston, Texas-based Zilkha Biomass Energy is exploring the possibility of building a plant at Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, to produce wood pellets for export to Europe. | READ MORE
Dec. 16, 2009, Quesnel, BC – The province of British Columbia has signed an Economic Development Agreement with the Red Bluff Indian Band that will allow Red Bluff to salvage mountain pine beetle-killed timber in the Quesnel area.
Dec. 11, 2009, Seattle, WA – The wood pellet industry in North America has grown six-fold since 2004, resulting in higher costs for sawdust and wood chips in the regions with the greatest growth.
Dec. 9, 2009, Edson, AB – Edmonton-based Dansons is partnering with Sundance Forest Industries to make wood pellets from wood residue at Sundance’s mill in Edson, located 200 km west of Edmonton. The Edson Leader reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 30, 2009, Edmonton – Dansons, a family-owned wood stove and barbeque maker and wood pellet distributor, has plans to build a wood pellet plant in Edson, Alberta, with joint-venture partner Sundance Forest Industries, producing 30,000 to 100,000 tonnes/year, reports the Edmonton Journal. | READ MORE
Nov. 19, 2009, St. John’s, NL – Cottles Island Lumber Company, located 1 km south of Summerford, Newfoundland, has invested in a pellet plant and is now supplying premium wood pellets to stores throughout Atlantic Canada, reports VOCM Radio. | READ MORE
  Nov. 11, 2009, Saint-Quentin, NB – The federal and provincial governments are making a $7-million investment in Groupe Savoie.
Nov. 6, 2009, Montreal – CN rail is on track to haul more than 800,000 tons of wood pellets this year and sees more opportunities in the future for this source of heating energy.
Nov. 4, 2009, Holland, MI – Michigan Wood Pellet Fuel is increasing its production and workforce to keep up with pellet demand, and is producing at 100% of capacity, reports WZZM 13.
Nov. 4, 2009, Burnham, ME – International Woodfuels plans to break ground on a 100,000 tons/year wood-pellet plant in Maine by early spring, reports the Morning Sentinel.
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