Pellets
Nov. 1, 2017 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is pleased to announce that Serge Rousselle, New Brunswick’s Minister of Environment and Local Government and Attorney General will speak at the NB Wood Pellet Forum. The forum takes place Dec. 12 in Fredericton at the Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel.
Oct. 26, 2017 - Drax has agreed the sale of Billington Bioenergy – a distributor of wood pellets in the U.K. heating market – to Aggregated Micro Power Holdings, an AIM listed energy company specializing in the sale of wood fuels and the development of distributed energy assets, including biomass boilers and battery storage.
Oct. 24, 2017 - German Pellets is investigating an incident that lead to the death of an employee at a storage facility at the Port of Port Arthur, Texas, last week.
Oct. 17, 2017 - In the wake of the release of AEBIOM’s Statistical Report 2017, the European Pellet Council (EPC, an AEBIOM network) in charge of ENplus management, announced a record year for the wood pellet quality scheme. With over 8.1 million tonnes certified worldwide in 2016 and 9.2 million tonnes anticipated by the end of 2017, ENplus confirms its leading role in the global harmonisation of high quality wood pellets.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Rentech, Inc. has notified Nasdaq of its intention to voluntarily withdraw the company’s common shares from listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market effectively immediately prior to market opening on Oct. 16. The company intends to file a Form 25, Notification of Removal from Listing and/or Registration under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Oct. 16, notifying the SEC of its transfer from listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market to the OTCQB Market. Rentech’s common shares will be listed on the OTCQB Market effective as of the market open on Oct. 16.
Oct. 11, 2017 – One single ounce of oxygen. That’s all it would have taken for an explosion to have occurred at Pacific BioEnergy’s Prince George, B.C. facility in August 2017.
Oct. 10, 2017 - For many of the people who reside in the northwestern region of New Brunswick, the name Groupe Savoie is well known. In addition to being a major employer in the area, the specialty hardwood products manufacturer is very active within the communities it operates and runs Fondation Hector Savoie, a non-profit organization that assists low-income families throughout northwestern New Brunswick.
Sept. 29, 2017 - Since 2010, Canadian wood pellet exports have increased by 240 per cent, from one million tonnes in 2010 to 2.4 million tonnes in 2016. Last year’s exports totalled $408 million. Pellet producers have invested in new plant capacity, employed more people and paid more taxes while continuing to grow an industry using a raw material that was formerly a waste product of the sawmill industry.
Sept. 28, 2017 - Southeast Alaska is a remote island chain, located about 1,100 kilometres north of Seattle, Wash. Most of the region’s goods are imported by barge, creating logistical and economic challenges not faced by many other parts of the U.S. This also applies for many types of wood products. Although the region is heavily forested (including the 17 million acre Tongass National Forest), there are no commercial wood pellet mills capable of supplying the region’s needs.
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.

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