Drax’s largest wood pellet shipment arrives in UK


Associated British Ports and Drax announced on March 20 that a shipment of 63,907 metric tons of wood pellets had been received and unloaded earlier in the week. It was the largest shipment of wood pellets handled to date at the Port of Immingham.
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Oil refineries challenge Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs


Wynnewood Refining and HollyFrontier filed petitions with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 24 requesting a rehearing en banc of the court’s Jan. 24 ruling that struck down three SREs approved by the U.S. EPA.
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USIPA: US wood pellet exports continue uninterrupted


In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, U.S. industrial wood pellet producers continue operations, ensuring no supply disruptions for global customers depending on their product for renewable wood heat and power production.
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Enviva: Pellet production, shipments not impacted by COVID-19


Enviva has announced production at its wood pellet manufacturing plants has not been impacted by COVID-19. “Our operations remain stable and our ships are sailing as scheduled,” said the company in a statement issued on March 20.
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Maine enacts tax credit for renewable chemicals


Maine Gov. Janet Mills on March 18 signed a bill establishing a tax credit for renewable chemical production that provides an 8 cent per pound tax credit for eligible products beginning on Jan. 1, 2021.
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Pinnacle: Operations not impacted by COVID-19


Canada-based pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy issued a statement on March 19 announcing the operations of its facilities have not been impacted by COVID-19. Pinnacle CEO Rob McCurdy, however, is delaying his planned retirement.
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Woodpellets.com assures customers of supply during pandemic


Online retailer Woodpellets.com has announced it is working to avoid poetntial pellet shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic by investing in additional raw materials to secure its supply chain and building up inventory.
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EPA: 25 SRE petitions now pending for compliance year 2019


The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on March 19, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019.
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FRA tracks impact of COVID-19 on forest products industry


The federal government has classified workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products as part of the critical infrastructure workforce. Meanwhile, the FRA is tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the forest products industry.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 850,000 tons in November


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 810,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in November, with sales reaching 850,000 tons.
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