Wood pellet producer Enviva is planning to expand production capacities at two of its existing plants - Northampton, North Carolina, and Southampton, Virginia. The company is planning to invest about $130 million for the expansion works over the next few years that would include procurement of new production assets and emissions control equipment.
The expansion would add approximately 400,000 metric tons per year at the two facilities. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2020.
Enviva is also constructing a pellet plant in Hamlet, North Carolina - which will have a production capacity of 600,000 metric tons per year and is expected to begin operations in the first half of 2019.
Another pellet facility is being expanded at Greenwood, South Carolina - a joint venture between affiliates of Enviva’s sponsor and John Hancock. After the expansion, the plant will be able to produce 600,000 metric tons per year.
Find out more about pellet production at CMT’s 4th Biomass Trade and Power Europe on 12-13 February, 2019 in Copenhagen.