Pellets
Oct. 8, 2009 - Wood pellet manufacturer Enligna Canada is expanding its production capabilities in Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, to meet international demands.
Oct. 2, 2009, Sault Ste. Marie, ON - The Fibre Brain project to build a pellet plant in Sault Ste. Marie may move north to Algoma District if it can make a deal for a long-term supply of fibre. The Sault Star reports.
Oct. 1, 2009, Chattanooga, TN - Astec Industries has acquired Industrial Mechanical & Integration (IMI), a small, Walkerton, Ontario, company that has wood-pellet mill technology.
Sep. 30, 2009, North Clarendon, VT - The Vermont Wood Pellet Company celebrated its grand opening at the end of September and expects to produce 10,000 tons of pellets this year, reports Vermont Public Radio.
Sep. 28, 2009, Massena, NY - Curran Renewable Energy will increase production and hire up to six workers within the next week to help meet a huge jump in demand for the wood pellets, reports the Watertown Daily Times.
Sep. 23, 2009 - At least two New Brunswick sawmill companies are considering adding pellet plants to make use of the residual sawdust, reports the Telegraph-Journal.
Sep. 3, 2009, Seattle, WA - Demand for wood pellets and investments in pellet plants continue to grow despite the global financial crises and tight credit markets. In some countries, the current slowdown in the economy has actually had a positive effect on the biomass industry because politicians have often favored bioenergy and pellet-based heating projects in governmentally funded economic stimulus packages.
Aug. 31, 2009, Goffstown, New Hampshire - WoodPellets.com, a New Hampshire-based distributor and online retailer of wood pellets and biomass fuels for residential heating, has raised $11 million in Series B funding. Monitor Clipper Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer .406 Ventures.
The year 2009 will be known as the “Best of Times and the Worst of Times.”  Canadian wood pellet manufacturers have hit limits to pellet production from sawmill residues because of the downturn in the forest industry of sawn lumber for the U.S. housing market.
Making pellets from roundwood may seem like black magic to most of Canada’s growing forestry biomass sector, but for Pat Curran it’s all in a day’s work. It’s also a no-brainer. Driving into the yard at Curran Renewable Energy’s recently started pellet mill, the logger and forestry entrepreneur points to several piles of wood chips and summarizes his rationale for investing $10 million in one of North America’s first green-wood pellet plants.
To complement our pellet manufacturing feature in this issue of Canadian Biomass, we provide an update of available pellet manufacturing equipment. This guide offers a concise summary of what’s available in technology levels and capacities to suit the needs of industry professionals, with all information provided by the equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Discover the benefits and operator/owner features of this new and updated technology. – Compiled by Colleen Cross.
Roddickton, NL – A local forestry entrepreneur has plans to build a pellet plant in Roddickton, NL, according to Aaron Beswick of The Northern Pen newspaper. 
May 27, 2009 - When Lauzon Recycled Wood Energy (RWE) was founded over 12 years ago, the pellet market was in its infancy in North America. There were few Canadian players, and markets were just forming.
Canada already has a strong pellet manufacturing sector, with plants across the nation producing some two million tonnes per year, and more on the way. Still, with strong incentives to use renewable energy overseas
Welcome to the first issue of Canadian Biomass, a forest sector supplement distributed as part of both Canadian Forest Industries and Canadian Wood Products magazines. There are two basic reasons for launching this supplement now – Time and space.
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