Wood products

Enviva sold 30 % more pellets in the first quarter

20.05.2019 − The US pellet manufacturer Enviva Partners L.P. marketed 843,000 tonnes of pellets in the first quarter; this corresponds to an increase of 30 % compared to the same quarter of the previous year. » more

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EBRD supports Florian Legno in building pellet factory

17.05.2019 − The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide financial support for the construction of the pellet plant planned by the Italian Florian Legno Group in Croatia. » more

Pellet production increased by 11 % in the first quarter

16.05.2019 − With a total of around 650,000 tonnes, the German pellet industry increased its production in the first quarter by 11.0 % and also reached a new record value for the first three months.» more

Bergs Timber wants to take over Fågelfors Hyvleri

09.05.2019 − The Swedish wood industry group Bergs Timber wants to take over the pellet and planed goods manufacturer Fågelfors Hyvleri. » more

Södra planning second CLT works in Värö

08.05.2019 − Södra is planning to build a second cross-laminated timber (CLT) works in Värö. » more

Hoyer puts pellet terminal in Visselhövede into operation

03.05.2019 − The energy trading company Wilhelm Hoyer will shortly put a pellet storage and loading terminal into operation at its headquarters in Visselhövede. » more

Further delay in construction of Accsys’ Tricoya works

26.04.2019 − The start-up of the world’s first Tricoya plant for producing acetylated woodchips in Hull, England, will probably not occur until the beginning of 2020. » more

Keitele receives NIB loan for construction of pellet plant

25.04.2019 − The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a €15m loan agreement with Keitele Timber to finance the company's planned investments. » more

SCA takes over pellet production from Moelven

18.04.2019 − SCA will take over the entire pellet production of the future 80,000 t plant of Moelven Pellets A/S in Sokna from Norwegian Moelven Industrier in autumn. » more

Pfeifer expands block production in Lauterbach

12.04.2019 − Austrian Pfeifer Group on 8 April published details of the investment measures of around € 10m announced at Pfeifer Holz Lauterbach in August 2018. » more

TFF Group concludes Darnajou takeover

11.04.2019 − French Tonnellerie François Frères (TFF) Group has concluded the takeover of barrel manufacturer Darnajou as per 01 March.» more

BayWa increased pellet sales to over 460,000 tonnes

08.04.2019 − The trading and services group BayWa sold a total of 464,070 tonnes of pellets in the 2018 financial year, around 1.4 % more than in the previous year.» more

35% of German pellet exports delivered to Italy

04.04.2019 − The unusually high demand for bagged pellets in Italy in the second half of 2018 was reflected in a significant increase in German pellet exports last year. » more

CLT plant to start production in spring 2021

02.04.2019 − The cross laminated timber (CLT) plant planned by the Russian Segezha Group at the Sokol/Oblast Vologda site is scheduled to start production in spring 2021. » more

Pinnacle has restarted pellet production in Entwistle

02.04.2019 − Almost seven weeks after the fire at the Entwistle pellet plant, the Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group resumed production at the plant last Friday. » more

Baltic Block expands block production in Latvia for €5.4m

29.03.2019 − In mid-2018 Baltic Block concluded extensive expansion and modernisation investments. » more

Stora Enso has started CLT production in Guvrön

28.03.2019 − Stora Enso recently started cross laminated timber (CLT) production at its Guvrön site in Sweden.» more

Accsys: Construction of Tricoya plant further delayed

26.03.2019 − The commissioning of the world's first Tricoya plant for the production of acetylated wood chips is not expected until the beginning of 2020.» more

Vaagen Timber to launch CLT and gluelam plant shortly

21.03.2019 − US-American Vaagen Timber is investing around US$17m in the construction of a combined cross- laminated timber (CLT) and gluelam plant in Colville, Washington. » more

Angara Plus commences production of Mabashira

20.03.2019 − The machine geared to an annual production capacity of 60,000 m³ of mabashira in two shifts at the Bratsk facility of the Siberian timber industry company Angara Plus commenced operation in September 2018. » more

Timber-construction revenues increased in December

20.03.2019 − German timber-construction companies and carpentry businesses generated 5.5 % more sales revenue in December than they did a year earlier. » more

EPAL pallet production increased by 5.2 %

13.03.2019 − The number of load carriers produced and repaired under the license of the European Pallet Association (EPAL) increased by a further 5.2% year-on-year to 121.8m units in 2018. » more

Imal-Pal supplies plants for 320,000 t pellet plant

11.03.2019 − The Italian machine and plant manufacturer Imal-Pal will supply the main plant components for a 320,000 t pellet plant to the Korean Hanwaha.» more

Pinnacle reaches profit zone again in 2018

08.03.2019 − In the fourth quarter Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group achieved increases in turnover and results. » more

Moelven modular buildings announces job cuts

08.03.2019 − Due to the low level of capacity utilisation, the modular buildings area within the building systems business division of Norwegian Moelven Industrier is making job cuts. » more

Hardly any growth in German pellet consumption in 2018

01.03.2019 − Germany’s pellet consumption rose by 30,000 t or 1.4 % last year to 2.13m t. » more

Rettenmeier to build a total of four pellet works

26.02.2019 − Rettenmeier, part of the Cordes group, wants to start building a total of four pellet works with a combined annual production capacity of 360,000 t by 2021. » more

Swedish pellet production has fallen by 8%

22.02.2019 − According to current figures from the Swedish Pellet Federation, a total of 1.423m tonnes of pellets were produced in Sweden in 2017, around 8% less than in the previous year. » more

Sterling Lumber Company plans further BSP plant

18.02.2019 − The US-based Sterling Lumber Company plans to commission another cross laminated timber (CLT) production facility before the end of this year. » more

Segezha doubles gluelam capacity at Sokol plant

15.02.2019 − With the commissioning of the two finger jointing lines supplied by Ledinek planned for the first half of 2020, the production capacity at the Sokol site will increase to 100,000 m³ glulam.» more