Pellets & Densified Biomass

21 hours ago

EIA seeks comments on extension of densified biomass fuel report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe EIA is inviting public comments on a proposed three-year extension of its form to collect data for the Densified Biomass Fuel Report, which features data on the manufacture, shipment, export, energy characteristics and sales of densified biomass. READ MORE

21 hours ago

Enviva commemorates first shipment of wood pellets to Japan

BY Enviva Found In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Partners LP on Dec. 2 announced that its first shipment of sustainable wood pellets is on its way from Port Panama City in Florida to Japan’s Iwakuni Port. The shipment consists of approximately 28,000 metric tons. READ MORE

December 02, 2020

Idle wood pellet plant in South Africa to resume operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsU.K.-based Hive Energy recently announced it has partnered with South Africa-based iLive Sustainable Development and the Netherlands-based Partners for Innovation to take over and restore a wood pellet export plant in Africa. READ MORE

December 02, 2020

Idemitsu breaks ground on 50 MW biomass plant in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerJapanese energy company Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. announced on Nov. 30 a groundbreaking ceremony for its 50 megawatt (MW) Tokuyama biomass plant, a facility under development in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. READ MORE

December 01, 2020

EPA fails to extend sales deadline for Step 1 wood heaters

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalThe Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association posted a notice to its website on Nov. 18 announcing it has received confirmation from the U.S. EPA that the agency will not be providing a sell-through period for Step 1 residential wood heating appliances. READ MORE

December 01, 2020

USDA solicits FY 2021 REAP applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for FY 2021 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program. Biomass energy systems, including biogas and anaerobic digesters, are among those eligible for the program. READ MORE

November 25, 2020

UK details plans for future of the CfD scheme

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. government on Nov. 24 confirmed that coal-to-biomass conversion projects will be excluded from future allocation rounds under its CfD scheme. Dedicated biomass with combined-heat-and-power (CHP) will continue to be eligible. READ MORE

November 25, 2020

Japan’s wood pellet imports to reach 2.1M metric tons in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerJapan imported a record 1.6 million metric tons of wood pellets last year, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. Wood pellet imports for 2020 are expected to reach 2.1 million metric tons. READ MORE

November 25, 2020

Canfor sells Fort Nelson forest tenure to Peak Renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsCanfor announced on Nov. 17 it has reached multi-year $30 million agreements with pellet producer Peak Renewables involving the sale of the company’s forest tenure in the Fort Nelson region of British Columbia. READ MORE