Enviva moves forward on Alabama plant

Enviva Biomass said Monday that it has received a permit from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management enabling the company to start construction on a new wood pellet plant at the Port of Epes Industrial Park in Epes, Ala. The plant will initially produce 700,000 metric tons a year (mt/yr) of wood pellets from a mixture of softwood and mill residuals purchased within a 75-mile radius of the plant. The site will eventually reach a full capacity of 1.1 million mt/yr. Pellets produced a the Epes plant will transported by barge to an Enviva deep water terminal in Pascagoula, Miss. (Source: Powder and Bulk Solids, 12/03/19) Work is continuing on the new $90 million marine export terminal in the Port of Pascagoula’s Bayou Casotte Harbor. Wood pellets produced in George County, Miss., and other Enviva plants will be exported through the terminal to markets in Asia and Europe. The new terminal will be capable of receiving product by rail, barge, and truck. It will have a storage capacity for up to 90,000 metric tons of wood pellets. (11/09/19 post)

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