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Wood Bioenergy Update: Project Count Up; Viable Wood Volume Down

According to the August edition of Wood Bioenergy US, the number of announced and operating wood-consuming bioenergy projects in the United States increased from 457 in July to 462 in August.  However, the volume of total wood use that passed Forisk project screening fell from 53% to 52%.  Highlights as of August 30, 2011 include:

  • In total, these projects represent potential, incremental wood use of 133.9 million green tons/year by 2021.
  • Based on Forisk analysis, projects representing only 69.1 million tons/year pass basic viability screening.
  • Enviva announced plans for a new 400,000 ton pellet facility in Northampton County, NC.
  • Fram Renewable Fuels and Telfair Forest Products will build a 125,000 ton pellet plant in Lumber City, GA.
  • Green Power Solutions, a partnership between Beasley Forest Products and Land Care Services, plans to build a 56 MW biomass cogeneration plant in Laurens County, GA.
  • The $75 million federal loan guarantee for INEOS New Planet BioEnergy was finalized in August. The firm is building an 8 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol plant in Vero Beach, FL.
  • Envergent Technologies, a Honeywell Company, began construction of a demonstration scale plant to convert cellulosic material into transportation fuels in Kapolei, HI.

To download the complete free August summary of Wood Bioenergy US, click here.

To purchase the subscription version of Wood Bioenergy US, including the full project list, please click here to visit the Forisk Store.

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