Feb. 20, 2018 - Enviva Holdings, LP has announced that it, through its previously announced joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, has completed the acquisition of a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, S.C., and related assets from The Navigator Company, S.A., a Portuguese paper and pulp company. This acquisition is the first investment by the new joint venture, which was recently created by Enviva to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States.
Feb. 14, 2018 – Diacarbon Energy Inc. will not be restarting its Merritt, B.C., torrefied pellet plant. The plant, which was damaged by fire in fall 2016, is up for sale, Mayor Neil Menard told Q101 news in January.
Feb. 13, 2018 - Saint-Michel-des-Saints will soon be home to Quebec's largest pellet plant. After more than four years of development, La Granaudière will break ground in July with production expected to begin next year, Canadian Biomass has learned.
Feb. 12, 2018 - On July 5, 2010 a wood pellet silo in Norway exploded when firefighters released inert carbon dioxide into the headspace to lower the oxygen content and suppress a smouldering fire. The lesson from this incident is that the use of carbon dioxide to suppress silo fires is unsafe.
Feb. 9, 2018 – The City of Yellowknife is the 2018 winner in the energy category of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Sustainable Communities Award.
Feb. 7, 2018 - According to Argus Biomass Markets, Germany's RWE expects to start co-firing biomass at its 600 MW coal-fired plant in the Netherlands by the end of this month. Argus reports that RWE plans to co-fire 50pc biomass at Amer 9, which will consume around 900,000 t/yr, and that further work will be carried out to increase co-firing to 80pc in the coming years.
Feb. 5, 2018 - FutureMetrics has a new white paper on how weather and heating oil prices influence demand for premium wood pellets.
Feb. 1, 2018 - Global pellet markets have increased significantly over the last decade, mostly because of demand from the industrial sector. While pellet heating markets make up a significant amount of global demand, this overview will focus on the industrial wood pellet sector. Chart 1 shows FutureMetrics’ forecast for heating pellet demand by country.
Jan. 30, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) is co-operating with the Government of Ontario and the Embassy of Canada to Italy in Rome in organizing a wood pellet trade mission to Italy from February 19 to 23, 2018.
Jan. 25, 2018 - At the end of 2017, Japanese regulators announced plans to halt the issuance of set price Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) subsidies for most biomass power plants. Instead, the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) will offer a set amount (in MWs of capacity) of FiT contracts for potential suppliers to bid on under a new tendering system.
Jan. 24, 2018 - Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECC) has invited the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), along with other potentially affected trade associations, to participate on a stakeholder committee and a technical committee to give input toward developing the federal Clean Fuel Standard.
Jan. 23, 2018 - FutureMetrics has published a comprehensive analysis of Arbaflame's steam exploded (SE) pellet technology.
Jan. 17, 2018 - Two important developments took place in Europe today in the U.K. and at the European Parliament.
Jan. 3, 2018 - Enviva Holdings has partnered with John Hancock Life Insurance Company to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States.
Dec. 22, 2017 - Pellet Fuels Institute has selected Tim Portz has its new executive director beginning Jan. 2. 
Dec. 21, 2017 - Rentech's Atikokan, Ont., wood pellet facility has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Ontario's True North Timber, according to the company's latest news release.
Dec. 12, 2017 - Each year thousands of tons of wood pellets are shipped out of the Port of Belledune in New Brunswick to fire biomass generating stations in Europe, while thousands of tons of coal are shipped in to power the Belledune coal-fired generating station, just a stone’s throw away.
Dec. 11, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) held its annual conference in Ottawa in September 2017. Only a few months before, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the new national plan to meet Canada’s emissions reduction targets, grow the economy, and build resilience to a changing climate.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Ever wonder if wood pellets are toxic? If they're tax deductible?
Dec. 5, 2017 - I live in Revelstoke, a community of about 7,200 people nestled in the Columbia Mountains of southwest British Columbia. Due to our low population and surrounding mountainous terrain, Revelstoke is not served by natural gas. The most common home heating energy sources are propane, electricity, wood pellets and heating oil.

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