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2012-04-12 10:21:47

BRUSSELS, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese hardwood chip imports will double from 6.3 million Bone Dry Metric Tons (BDMT) in 2011, to 12.7 million BDMT in 2016. Japan's imports of hardwood chips will drop from 9.9 million BDMT to 8.6 million BDMT in the same period, the lowest volume of imports since 1993. This is the forecast published today in the 2012 International Pulpwood Trade Review, by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. (Logo:...

2012-02-06 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, and E.ON, one of the world's largest investor-owned utilities, today announced a multi-year 240,000 metric ton per year wood pellet supply agreement. "Demand for clean, renewable resources like our sustainably produced wood pellets continues to grow as energy generators invest in alternatives to traditional fossil fuels," said John Keppler,...

2011-11-30 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it is planning to build a 454,000 metric ton wood pellet manufacturing facility in Courtland, Va., which could begin operations as early as the first half of 2013. The project is contingent on the property where the plant will be located being rezoned by Southampton County and on other permitting requirements....

2011-11-21 04:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it has partnered with ConocoPhillips, a prominent international oil and gas producer, to create a new company, ECo Biomass Technologies ("ECo Biomass"), which will bring torrefied biomass fuels to market. ECo Biomass, jointly owned by Enviva and ConocoPhillips, will use a combination of proprietary and acquired existing...

2011-10-19 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it has signed a contract with Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Virginia Power ("Dominion"), one of the U.S.'s largest energy producers, to supply biomass to two power facilities in southeast Virginia. In April, Dominion announced plans to convert three 63-megawatt coal burning peaking plants to 50-megawatt continuous power...

2011-09-14 03:24:00

LONDON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy price reporting agency Argus has expanded its coverage of the biomass market with the launch today of a weekly spot price index for industrial wood pellets exported from the Baltic region. Argus has also launched forward price assessments for industrial Baltic wood pellets up to 2014. The launch is seen as a natural progression and expansion of Argus' biomass coverage and comes at the request of the wider biomass market. The Baltic...

2011-08-03 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC - News), a clean energy company growing Giant King(TM) Grass as a low-carbon, renewable biomass crop and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VGREF), today announced that chief executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen has been invited to speak at the 2nd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia to be held in Seoul, South Korea September 7-8, 2011. Dr. Kukkonen's presentation is entitled "Wood Pellets or...

2011-03-07 10:30:00

BOSTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today reported that China's imports of woodchips increased 340% between 2008 and 2010, and that import levels are expected to more than double by 2015. This prediction is included in a newly published Special Market Analysis Study: The 18th annual International Pulpwood Trade Review. This annual report has become an essential tool for operators of tree farms and managed...

2011-02-15 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has been a long-standing environmental trend that wood flooring producers use nearly all of their waste materials as an energy source for their plants. Over the years, they have used the saw dust, wood chips and other wood scraps and pulp as an energy source for boilers and other heating sources within their plants. Now, they have found a way to make these materials a useful, economical, and environmentally friendly heating source...

2011-01-05 11:17:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International energy pricing agency Argus today launched North American wood chip assessments. This expansion into US and Canadian wood chip pricing complements Argus' coverage of US wood pellet prices and its broader European biomass indexation. "Argus understands the global significance of renewable fuels, and we are pleased to be at the forefront, providing transparency to emerging biomass markets," Argus Media chairman and chief executive, Adrian...