Enviva Partners acquires Southampton pellet plant

Enviva Partners recently announced it has acquired a 510,000-ton-per-year pellet plant located in Southampton County, Virginia. The facility was developed by its sponsor under a joint venture with affiliates of John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
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FAO publishes global pellet statistics for 2014

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations recently published updated data on the global wood products industry that shows wood pellet production set a new record in 2014, growing by approximately 17 percent.
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University of Northern Iowa releases study of biomass feedstocks

The University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center recently released a final report for its Prairie Power Project, which studied biomass production of four different native species seed mixes over three different soil types for five years.
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Report illustrates growing pellet market in Italy

A report filed with the USDA's Global Agricultural Information Network addresses the Italian wood pellet market, noting Italy consumed 3.4 million tons of wood pellets last year. Consumption is expected to grow to 5 million metric tons in 2016.
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FutureMetrics provides new dashboard based on Clean Power Plan

On Dec. 21, FutureMetrics released a new dashboard, which shows state specific information as it pertains to compliance with the Clean Power Plan and estimates pellet demand if some of the selected states' coal power stations cofire with pellets.
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UK DECC: Bioenergy production increases in third quarter

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released third quarter energy statistics, reporting energy production increased by 11.9 percent when compared to the prior year. The share of renewables also increased.
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UK reports increased bioenergy generation

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released renewable energy statistics for the second quarter of 2015, reporting that the renewables share of electricity generation was 25.3 percent during the quarter.
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