U.S. EIA releases stats on wood pellet production

U.S. Energy Information Administration
December 15, 2016
Written by U.S. Energy Information Administration
Dec. 15, 2016 - During the first half of 2016, U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 3.3 million tons of wood pellets and sold 3.1 million tons, mostly to foreign markets, according to data from EIA’s newly released Densified Biomass Fuel Report.

EIA’s new survey collects data from manufacturers of densified biomass fuels, primarily wood pellets. The new survey began collection in January 2016 with data from about 120 planned and operational densified biomass manufacturing facilities in the United States. These facilities have the capacity to produce a total of 11.4 million tons of densified biomass annually.

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