Enviva files $100 million IPO

Enviva Partners LP has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed $100 million initial public offering (IPO). The Form S-1 registration was filed on Oct. 28.
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Rentech commences start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility

Rentech Inc. announced Oct. 28 that start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility has begun. During the next few weeks, the plant will undergo safety inspections, equipment testing and final commissioning.
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Resolute Forest Products ramps up production at pellet plant

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that its 45,000 ton-per-year Thunder Bay pellet project is now in ramp-up mode.
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German Pellets provides update of La. plant in financial report

German Pellets has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting increased net income. The company also indicated its Urania, Louisiana, facility is on track to begin production by the end of the year.
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National Bioenergy Day events held nationwide

On and around Oct. 22, nearly 50 coordinated events in the U.S. and Canada are celebrating the second annual National Bioenergy Day. Events feature collaborations by the U.S. Forest Service, governments, universities and bioenergy businesses.
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National Bioenergy Day: Minnesota event features pellet boiler

The U.S. Forest Service Chippewa National Forest Ranger Station in Walker, Minnesota, celebrated the second annual National Bioenergy Day Oct. 22 by hosting an open house at its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified facility.
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Herty launches Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions

The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center has announced the launch of the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions, which aims to spearhead development of commercially-viable, advanced wood-to-energy products.
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Everbright International announces straw pellet project in China

China Everbright International Ltd. has signed an investment agreement with the People's Government of Rudong County in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, for pellet project that will take in straw and agricultural waste as feedstock.
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EPA funds student bioenergy projects under P3 program

The U.S. EPA recently awarded funding to 42 student teams to pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental problems as part of its People, Prosperity and Plant program.
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DOI grant to support pellet feasibility study in New Mexico

Thirteen tribal and mineral development projects in New Mexico, one of which will investigate the possibility of developing a wood pellet plant, were awarded more than $2.8 million in grants by the Department of Interior.
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CBiRC helps ISU researchers launch startup companies

The Biobased Foundry, established by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University, is helping researchers launch startup companies.
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BlueFire announces LOI from China EXIM to finance Fulton project

On Oct. 23, BlueFire Renewables Inc. announced that it has received a letter of intent from the Export Import Bank of China to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its proposed biorefinery project in Fulton, Mississippi.
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Biomass industry welcomes record pellet demand in Northeast

The Pellet Fuels Institute and the Biomass Thermal Energy Council have announced the biomass industry is experiencing record demand for wood pellet heating fuel in the United States, particularly in the Northeastern region.
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British Columbia introduces innovative, flexible forest license

The Province of British Columbia has created a new type of forest license that allows emerging, innovative forestry companies to more effectively respond to fluctuations in the supply of wood fiber.
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Pennsylvania pellet plant to be sold at auction in November

The former Great American Pellets facility, real estate and equipment assets, will be sold during an online, lender-owned auction Nov. 11. The auction is being conducted in conjunction with Comly Auctioneers & Appraisers and Maas Companies.
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