Georgia to get pellet export terminal

By Staff | April 04, 2013

An export terminal once used for kaolin clay is being repurposed to provide Enova Wood Pellet Group LLC with 1.35 million metric tons of annual wood pellet export capacity at a single location. The group, a subsidiary of Enova Energy Group LLC, formed a long-term agreement with the port’s ownership group, Georgia Kaolin Terminals Inc., which is a subsidiary of Colonia Group Inc.

Enova will use the port location for storage and shipment of wood pellets sourced from its production plants located in Georgia and South Carolina. The pellets will arrive at the port via rail.

The Savannah terminal features 26 concrete silos, a railcar storage yard capable of handling 125 cars, a modern material handling system, and a 600 ton-per-hour railcar receiving system. The export portion of the facility also features duel ship loaders to minimize vessel shifting, an 800 ton-per-hour continuous vessel loading rate, and a dust control system.


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  1. Stan Smith



    It is possible to make pellets from grass and would this be effective for energy content. we used pellets from grass to feed cattle and on the farm where I worked we also used the pellets in a 55 gallon stove to heat the shop. the same pellets we feed the cattle. With the thousands of miles of Interstate road, if we made this into pellets, could this be fuel for the power system, if not for fire. We should at least use the grass for digesting into Methane and use for CNG in over road truck engines. I know that the DNR people do not want the road side mowed so there is a place for the birds to nest. This should be very effective in the triangle area from TX to ND to Ohio to ND. I'll look forward to many comments, even from the USA Department of energy.


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