Pellets & Densified Biomass

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GB Railfreight, Drax extend rail contract to transport biomass

BY Drax Found In:Pellets, PowerGB Railfreight and Drax have agreed to extend their contract to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from U.K. ports to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire until 2025. Drax said the deal is critical to its global biomass supply chain. READ MORE

2 hours ago

PNNL waives fee to test-drive portfolio of intellectual property

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAs businesses of all sizes weather today’s tough economy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—to spur economic development and create new jobs. READ MORE

August 07, 2020

US wood pellet exports top 684,000 tons in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsThe U.S. exported 684,028.1 metric tons of wood pellets in June, up from 572,499.8 metric tons in May, but down from 693,868.5 metric tons exported in June 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service on Aug. 5. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

Enviva releases Q2 results, discusses expansion plans

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Partners LP released second quarter financial results on Aug. 5, reporting that the operation of its wood pellet plants and terminals has not been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company also outlined its expansion plans. READ MORE

August 05, 2020

Drax: Ground-breaking carbon recycling project launches

BY Drax Found In:Pellets, PowerREACT-FIRST is the U.K.’s first-ever scalable route to the sustainable generation of protein capturing the CO2 from bioenergy generation. It launches with financial support from the government in the form of £3 million funding from Innovate U.K. READ MORE

August 04, 2020

Enviva completes acquisition of Georgia Biomass

BY Enviva Found In:PelletsEnviva Partners LP on Aug. 3 announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of a world-class, industrial scale wood pellet production plant in Waycross, Georgia, and associated contracted terminal capacity in Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

July 31, 2020

DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 31 announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy, including biofuels, biopower and bioproducts. READ MORE

July 30, 2020

ENplus: Many European pellet producers impacted by COVID-19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalA recent survey completed by ENplus found that 75 percent of ENplus certified wood pellet producers and traders have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, many by reduced demand from end users. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

Drax: Biomass power generation, pellet production up in H1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group plc on July 29 released financial results for the first half of 2020, reporting that biomass power generation was up 16 percent and pellet production was up 15 percent while achieving a 9 percent reduction in cost. READ MORE