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A wood pellet production site with a capacity of 80,000 tons per year to open in the Krasnoyarsk region

March 5, 2021 ` 19:16  
The project was presented by Alexey Panov, Minister of Forestry of the region, together with representatives of the Association of Timber Enterprises of the Central Region of the Krasnoyarsk Region. The plant is planned to be built in...

Velsky LPK improves the quality of wood pellets

March 4, 2021 ` 19:17  
A container tipper has been put into operation at the wood pellet production site of Velsky LPK (Russia). It will help to increase the container loading volume to 21 tons, as well as improve the quality of wood...

Drax to acquire Pinnacle for $582 million

March 2, 2021 ` 18:21  
Drax has agreed to acquire Pinnacle Renewable Energy (Pinnacle), through its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary Drax Canadian Holdings in a deal worth C$741m ($582m). Pinnacle operates 2.5 million tonnes of biomass capacity at sites in Western Canada and the...

A wood pellet production line put into operation at Spassky LPK in the Primorsky region

March 1, 2021 ` 16:59  
The production line with a capacity of 2 tons of wood pellets per hour has become a part of a large investment project for integrated wood processing with a capacity of at least 90,000 m³ per year being...

Pellet prices in Switzerland continue upward trend

February 25, 2021 ` 12:38  
Pellet prices in Switzerland continued their upward trend on average in February 2021. On average, they reach a value of 360.2 CHF / t (+ 0.3%) – after an increase of 0.2% to 359.3 CHF / t in January. Compared...

Sawmill 25 increased the output of export sawn timber in 2020

February 24, 2021 ` 20:03  
Sawmill 25 (part of Titan Group) increased the output of export sawn timber by 6% YoY to 887,000 m³ in 2020. The output of wood pellets amounted to 193,000 tons in the same year.

Germany: Pellet prices stable despite low temperatures

February 19, 2021 ` 18:11  
Even with the double-digit freezing temperatures in parts of Germany in February, wood pellets remain at a stable price. In the northeast region it is highest due to the weather. As the German Pellet Institute (DEPI) reports, a ton of...

Sudoma Sawmill starts production of RUF wood briquettes

February 19, 2021 ` 18:05  
Sudoma Sawmill (Pskov region, Russia) starts production of RUF wood briquettes. The factory’s annual production capacity for this product is ready to reach 6,100 tons. The manufacturing was established within a priority investment project which had required about...

Wood pellets production is growing in Russia in January 2021

February 16, 2021 ` 16:04  
In January 2021, the volume of wood pellets output in Russia grew by 22.4% YoY, reaching 178,000 tons, as reported by Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

USDA: US exports 7.26 million metric tons of wood pellets in 2020

February 15, 2021 ` 12:24  
The U.S. exported nearly 7.26 million metric tons of wood pellets in 2020, up 5% from the 6.92 million metric tons exported in 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Feb. 5. A...

Region-Les started the production of wood pellets in Arkhangelsk

February 8, 2021 ` 20:54  
The new workshop of the company will produce wood pellets from low-grade timber. The volume of roundwood processing at the new enterprise will be 200,000 m³ per year, and the export of wood pellets – about 80,000 tons....