Global Energy acquires WoodTech, plans gasifier

Global Energy Systems, a subsidiary of Global Energy Holdings Group Inc., announced it has acquired wood fuel company WoodTech LLC in Cherokee County, Ga., which produces 900,000 tons of biomass products annually, including wood chips and wood fuel. WoodTech will expand operations to 1.2 million tons this year, while Global Energy plans to install a wood gasification plant adjacent to WoodTech's facility to produce synthesis gas to power a turbine that will produce 20 megawatts of electricity.