Biomass Pellets News

  • Pieralisi Launches The New Protoreattore

    An innovation in the olive oil extraction process that improves the quality and reduces time and cost. The launch in occasion of EnoliExpo Gennaro Pieralisi: “Just innovating we can keep our global leadership” Protoreattore is the name of the breaking new process for the extra virgin olive oil extraction designed by Pieralisi. A revolutionary machine for the ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Spot Pricing Estimates Released as Wood Pellet Demand Increases

    Biomass consulting firm FutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper highlighting global demand and spot price estimates for industrial wood pellets. The data allows for an optimistic scenario in which demand for co-firing or full-firing of wood pellets in large industrial pulverized coal (PC) power plants continues to strengthen in Korea, ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Global Biomass Market Continues to Grow Annually

    The biomass market has experienced several significant changes over the past few years, not the least of which is the notable increase in global demand due to the growing use of biomass pellets for industrial power and home heating. Annual global production of biomass wood pellets has ballooned from only 2 million metric tons in 2000 to 28 million metric tons in 2015, and according to a study ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Central European Biomass Conference 2017

    CEBC 2017 Date: 18 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017 Location: Graz, Austria Between 18th and 20th January 2017, the 5th Central European Biomass Conference (CEBC) will take place in Graz, Austria. The organizers expect more than 1,000 participants from about 50 nations at this event. As a part of the CEBC, the World Bioenergy Association ...

  • Wood pellet market continues to rise in Japan - What does this mean for the U.S.?

    Over the past couple of decades, Japan has taken aggressive steps towards increasing their use of renewable resources in order to fuel the nation’s growing energy needs while also reducing carbon emissions. The Japanese government has introduced a ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Bioenergy Study Tour Denmark - September 2016

    We our offering the opportunity to travel to Denmark on a bioenergy tour. The cost will be in the region of €550. This will include 3 nights accommodation, flights and travel in Copenhagen, it does not cover food expenses. If you are interested in participating please contact Teresa O’Brien at contact@irbea.ie. Further details to follow. The proposed schedule includes some of the ...

  • Rotork Midland assists Drax with Europe’s largest decarbonisation project

    Drax Group, the largest conventional power station in the UK, is converting to burning sustainable biomass in place of coal – a process which has seen the station transform from the UK’s largest emitter of CO2 to Europe’s largest decarbonisation project. A major part of this project is the introduction of new rail freight wagons, designed by Lloyd’s Register Rail and ...


    By Rotork

  • Resurgence in global wood production

    Global production of all major wood products is showing its largest growth since the global economic downturn of 2008-2009, according to new data published by FAO today. In 2014, growth in wood products, including industrial roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels and pulp and paper, ranged from 1 to 5 percent, ...

  • Spain registers 30 producers and 15 traders for ENplus® pellet certificates

    The ENplus quality system is based on the international ISO 17225-2 standard referring to wood pellets By the end of July 2015 the year had seen nine more new manufacturers certified with the ENplus seal. These new holders bring the total number of certificates issued for factories to 30 and for traders to 15, which meets the ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Biofuel – Boilers - Ligna 2015

    One of the most important exhibitions for woodworking industry LIGNA 2015, which attracts the representatives of this industry all over the world, was held in Hannover from 11 till 15 May 2015.   ...


    By ICK GROUP

  • Technical visit to Detik Aturan biomass pellets processing facility

    The Malaysia branch of the Energy Institute (EI) organised a technical site visit to a biomass pellet processing facility operated by Detik Aturan Sdn Bhd. This is a pioneering commercial scale plant producing biofuel pellets from the waste produced from palm oil, namely empty fruit bunches (EFB), with a capacity of 3000 tonnes per month. The plant is located at Kg Sungai Gulang-Gulang, Tanjung ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Wood pellet manufacturer ignores serious safety hazards and fines, places workers at repeated risk of amputation and fire

    For the fifth time in the past three years, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found workers at Wood Fibers Inc. at risk of amputation, fire and other life-threatening hazards in October 2014. Despite OSHA's effort, the company has failed to provide proof that hazards had been fixed or pay penalties from previous inspections. Acting on an ...

  • EPA Tips for Building a Cleaner Fire this Holiday Season

    Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home and out. Whether you’re using a woodstove, pellet stove, or your fireplace, seeing smoke from your chimney means your fire isn’t ...

  • Torrefaction Demonstration Unit Takes Shape outside Umeå, Sweden

    January 2015 will see the startup of a high-efficiency, 65 million-Swedish-kroner demonstration unit for the torrefaction of woody biomass at Holmsund, Sweden. This technology for roasting biomass invented by Bio4Energy researchers has already been tested at pilot facilities at Umeå, a 20-minute drive from the demonstration unit in progress. While not fully operational until April 2015, the ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • WBA Press release: New pellet factsheet launched

    WBA is pleased to announce the launch of the fact sheet: Pellets – a fast growing energy carrier. The pellet factsheet is the 6th in a series of documents intended to be utilized by the media and industry as verifiable, easily referenced source of information. This factsheet provides an overview of pellets, their ...

  • Eldorado Brasil achieves further production world record and sets global environmental benchmarks

    After having achieved world record pulp production of 5,156 tons per day at the end of March 2014, the Eldorado Brasil pulp mill in Três Lagoas, Brazil, again set a new world record with ANDRITZ technologies in August 2014. On August 30, Eldorado Brasil produced 5,300 tons of pulp within a single day. This means a specific drying capacity in the range of 400 tons per day and per meter of ...

  • ANNOUCING : The results of the Innovation Competition of the Salon Bois Energie 2014

    During the Salon Bois Energie 2014 in Saint-Etienne last month, 12 prizes were awarded by the Innovation Competition Jury - 4 Bois Energie d'Or (Gold) and 8 Bois Energie d'Argent (Silver). It is with great pleasure that we share with you all the relevant details of these encouraging innovations and we urge you to pass on the message to your readers, listeners, spectators wherever they should be ...

  • EPA Tips to Help Reduce Health Concerns and Improve Efficiency When Using Wood Heaters

    With a very cold winter in full swing in New England, many people seek to reduce their heating costs by turning to wood as a cost-saving, renewable source of energy. However, both indoor and outdoor wood heaters may be inefficient and emit more pollutants into the air than heat sources that burn oil or natural gas. By following some wood-burning tips, people can help ensure that wood is burned ...

  • WBA Press Release on the Central European Bioenergy Conference, Graz

    With more than 1100 registered participants coming from 46 countries and five continents the Central European Bioenegy Conference in Graz, from the15th to the 18th of January 2014, was one of the biggest bioenergy gatherings ever. Many companies came to Graz to explore new business opportunities. The WBA contributed to the meeting with a workshop on small-scale biomass technologies and markets ...

  • New pellet press OGM-2

    Radviliskis machine factory is finally almost ready to present new pellet press OGM-2. This press is going to be universal - same as his predecessor OGM-1,5A. At the moment press is till in test stadium, but we hope this year we will be able to make tests in "real world" with some very first customer. At the moment this press makes up to 1,7 tons of straw pellet per hour. With this press we also ...

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