By Cameron Chai
Enviva LP, a producer of treated biomass fuel in Europe and the USA, has declared its designs to construct a new wood pellet production plant in Northampton County, N.C.
Currently under construction, Enviva’s newest facility located in Ahoskie, NC will be operational this October. Credit: Enviva LP
The new plant, which is anticipated to be functional by October 2012, has received funding from the One North Carolina Fund of the state. The proposed wood pellet facility is the second such facility of the company in the state and is expected to provide 62 new employment opportunities to the area.
The new plant at Northampton will have the capability to manufacture around 400,000 t of wood pellets every year. The construction completion of the new facility will bring up the total yearly production capability of the company in North Carolina to 750,000 t. The new production facility will get added to the other four wood pellet production facilities of Envia including its Ahoskie, N.C facility, which is anticipated to commence its production by October this year. The company will utilize its deep water port facilities at Chesapeake, Va., to store and load the wood pellets produced from the North Carolina plants. It is an important export terminal of the company developed exclusively for secure and dependable storing and handling of its pellet products.
The wood pellet manufacturing facilities of the company located in North Carolina will join with its other production facilities in Armory and Wiggins, Miss and its plant located in Belgium. The company with its process facilities all over the Southern United States and Mid-Atlantic region continues to retain its leading position as a preferred wood biomass supplier for power generation and utility companies globally.