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  • Pellet Specification & Method Comparisons

    Pellet Specification & Method Comparisons

    While the PFI and ISO standards seem very similar in many ways, it is important to note the often subtle differences in the specifications and the referenced test methods, as PFI and ISO are not always comparable. Recently, I was asked to compare the methods and specifications referenced in the P...
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  • Poland increased production and use of wood pellets

    Poland increased production and use of wood pellets

    According to a report recently submitted by the Global Agricultural Information Network of the Bureau of Foreign Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture, Polish wood pellet production reached approximately 1.3 million tons in 2019. According to this report, Poland is a growing ...
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  • Pellet–Excellent heat energy purely from nature

    Pellet–Excellent heat energy purely from nature

    High-Quality Fuel Easily and Inexpensively Pellets are domestic, renewable bioenergy in a compact and efficient form. It is dry, dustless, odourless, of uniform quality, and manageable fuel. The heating value is excellent. At its best, pellet heating is as easy as the old school oil heating. The ...
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  • Enviva announces long-term off-take contract now firm

    Enviva announces long-term off-take contract now firm

    Enviva Partners LP today announced that its sponsor’s previously disclosed 18-year, take-or-pay off-take contract to supply Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd., a major Japanese trading house, is now firm, as all conditions precedent have been satisfied. Sales under the contract are expected to commence i...
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  • Wood pellet machine will become the main force to promote the energy economy

    Wood pellet machine will become the main force to promote the energy economy

    In recent years, due to technological development and human progress, conventional energy sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas have been continuously reduced. Therefore, various countries actively explore new types of biomass energy to promote economic development. Biomass energy is a renew...
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  • A new pellet powerhouse

    A new pellet powerhouse

    Latvia is a tiny Northern European country located east of Denmark on the Baltic Sea. Aided by a magnifying glass, it is possible to see Latvia on a map, bordered by Estonia to the north, Russia and Belarus to the east, and Lithuania to the south. This diminutive country has emerged as a wood pe...
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  • 2020-2015 Global Industrial wood pellet market

    2020-2015 Global Industrial wood pellet market

    Global pellet markets have increased significantly over the last decade, mostly because of demand from the industrial sector. While pellet heating markets make up a significant amount of global demand, this overview will focus on the industrial wood pellet sector. Pellet heating markets have been...
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  • 64,500 tons! Pinnacle broke the world record for wood pellet shipping

    64,500 tons! Pinnacle broke the world record for wood pellet shipping

    A world record for the number of wood pellets carried by a single container was broken. Pinnacle Renewable Energy has loaded a 64,527-ton MG Kronos cargo ship to the UK. This Panamax cargo ship is chartered by Cargill and is scheduled to be loaded on the Fibreco Export Company on July 18, 2020 wi...
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  • Sustainable Biomass: What’s Ahead for New Markets

    Sustainable Biomass: What’s Ahead for New Markets

    The U.S. and the European industrial wood pellet industry The U.S. industrial wood pellet industry is positioned for future growth. It’s a time of optimism in the wood biomass industry. Not only is there growing recognition that sustainable biomass is a viable climate solution, governments are i...
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  • U.S. biomass coupled power generation

    U.S. biomass coupled power generation

    In 2019, coal power is still an important form of electricity in the United States, accounting for 23.5%, which provides the infrastructure for coal-fired coupled biomass power generation. Biomass power generation only accounts for less than 1%, and another 0.44% of waste and landfill gas power g...
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  • An Emerging Pellet Sector in Chile

    An Emerging Pellet Sector in Chile

    “Most of the pellet plants are small with an average annual capacity of around 9 000 tonnes. After pellet shortage problems in 2013 when only around 29 000 tonnes was produced, the sector has shown exponential growth reaching 88 000 tonnes in 2016 and is projected to reach at least 290 000 ...
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  • British biomass coupled power generation

    British biomass coupled power generation

    The UK is the first country in the world to achieve zero-coal power generation, and it is also the only country that has achieved the transformation from large-scale coal-fired power plants with biomass-coupled power generation to large-scale coal-fired power plants with 100% pure biomass fuel. I...
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