Enviva considers building pellet facility in Virginia

By Erin Voegele | June 15, 2017

The city of Danville, Virginia, recently announced the approval of a purchase agreement with Enviva Development Holdings LLC for a 168-acre tract of land in the Berry Hill Industrial Park in Pittsylvania County. The Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority approved the purchase agreement during its June 12 meeting. According to information released by the city, the value of the agreement is more than $100 million.

“As power producers increasingly turn to sustainable, renewable processed biomass fuel to reduce their carbon footprint, Enviva Development Holdings LLC will continue to look to great communities like the Danville / Pittsylvania County, Virginia area to become a part of the long-term critical supply chain infrastructure to fill those fuel supply needs,” said K.C. Tripp, vice president of communications and public affairs at Enviva Development Holdings LLC. “The action taken by the RIFA board today is an important milestone that enables us to begin our due diligence process on the site and the opportunity.”

Enviva Development Holdings is an affiliate of Enviva, a wood pellet producer that currently owns and operates six pellet plants with a combined capacity of nearly 3 million metric tons per year. Enviva Development Holdings develops and builds wood pellet production plants and export terminals. According to information published to the Enviva website, the company has a pipeline of projects under development to support incremental projected demand for wood pellets.