Pellets
Sept. 22, 2017 - The European Pellet Conference is the largest annual pellet event worldwide. It is the meeting place for the global pellet community and a great opportunity to get informed about current trends in the pellet and bioenergy world. The event attracts more than 500 experts to Wels, Austria by delivering the latest news about markets, technologies and policies. It also offers interactive events that provide valuable networking possibilities for exchanging experience and developing new cooperations and partnerships.
Sept. 20, 2017 – Working to improve safety measures in the wood pellet industry is, thankfully, not an uncommon topic these days, but a safe work environment can only be achieved if all members of a team are engaged and committed to adopting that safety culture. Day 2 of the WPAC conference offered attendees some personal insight on the dangers of ignoring safety.
Sept. 19, 2017 - Transitioning away from coal. That was the main theme at Day One of this year’s WPAC conference in the nation’s capital.
Sept. 15, 2017 - The U.K. government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation on proposals for controlling the costs of biomass conversions and co-firing.
Sept. 11, 2017 - Wood pellet stakeholders know safety is of paramount importance at the plant and what better way to learn more about safety than surrounded by your peers who are facing the same challenges.
Sept. 8, 2017 - The Pellet Fuels Institute today announced the qualification of PA Pellets of Ulysses, Pennsylvania, to the PFI Standards Program as the 38th facility qualified for the program. The PFI Standards Program is a third-party accreditation program providing specifications for residential and commercial-grade pellet fuel. PA Pellets’ parent company, Biomaxx, Inc. previously qualified its Arcade, New York facility Dry Creek Products into the program.
Sept. 5, 2017 - Get a seat at the table to discuss how wood pellets can contribute to Canada’s low-carbon future at this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference taking place in Ottawa Sept. 18-20.
Aug. 28, 2017 - Workers at Pacific Bioenergy's pellet facility in Prince George, B.C., are salvaging wood pellets after a small fire broke out in one of the silos.
Aug. 24, 2017 - Ontario-based International Wood Industries (IWI) has cleared its first hurdle to building a sawmill and pellet plant in Bonfield, Ont. Town council approved the rezoning of the site this week.
Aug. 16, 2017 - China is a bit of a mystery to Canadian wood pellet producers. The Canadian wood pellet industry has traditionally relied on the European power market and more recently has penetrated Japan and South Korea. From time to time we have had casual inquiries from potential Chinese buyers, but nothing serious materialized. We believed that with its large population, its reliance on coal, and its insatiable energy demand, China would eventually see the benefits of using wood pellets to lower GHG emissions and reduce pollution.
Aug. 15, 2017 - Rentech is in the midst of negotiations with UK utility Drax to cancel its outstanding wood pellet shipments for 2017, which amount to 193,000 metric tonnes, the company said in its quarterly report.
Aug. 15, 2017 - FutureMetrics' latest white paper is a high-level overview of the Japanese industrial wood pellet sector and how policies drive current and future demand.
Aug. 10, 2017 - A Nova Scotia forest products company has signed a tentative agreement to purchase the Scotia Atlantic Biomass pellet plant in Musquodoboit, N.S. The plant closed in 2016 and went into receivership.
Aug. 8, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada together with IEA Bioenergy Task 32, is offering a three-day bioenergy tour of Thunder Bay and Atikokan, Ont.
Aug. 4, 2017 - One of the largest pellet plants in Quebec, Energex, could also be the oldest. Max Béraud, the mill manager, does not even hesitate to call it an antiquity! Created in 1983 by BioShell – in the midst of an oil crisis – the plant located in Lac-Mégantic, Que., in the Eastern Townships benefited from the know-how and oil standards in place to develop its efficiency.
Aug. 3, 2017 – The environment committee of the European Parliament (ENVI) is suggesting amendments to European Commission’s proposal on the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II), removing the option for countries that are not party to the Paris climate agreement to demonstrate sustainability of biomass at the forest holding level.
Aug. 3, 2017 - Tahtsa Group, owner of Corewood Sawmill in Houston, B.C., has signed a supply agreement with Canfor and Pinnacle Renewable Energy that will result in the production of wood products at every stage of the supply chain.
Aug. 2, 2017 - Wood pellets are a fairly popular fuel choice for heating across New Brunswick.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Western Canada’s longest-running wood pellet producer is setting itself up for major growth next year.
Aug. 1, 2017 - On the surface, biofuels seem more expensive than fossil fuels. A litre of ethanol costs more than a litre of gasoline. A ton of wood pellets costs more than a ton of coal. But is this a fair comparison?

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