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The U.S. Energy Information Administration: 640,000 Tons Of Biomass Fuel Were Sold In February 18
- Jun 05, 2018 -

Us manufacturers produced about 570,000 tonnes of biomass fuel in February and sold 640,000 tonnes a month, according to data recently released by the us energy information administration.

The data is part of the EIA's monthly biomass fuel report for may, which includes February data.EIA collected data from 87 biomass fuel producers to complete the report.The report does not include data on facilities with annual capacity of less than 10,000 tonnes, which are reported on a yearly rather than monthly basis.

According to the 87 manufacturers that submitted the data in February, their annual capacity totaled 11.79 million tons, or 1,964 full-time employees.

In February, the enterprises surveyed purchased 1.09 million tons of biomass raw materials, produced 570 thousand tons of dense biomass fuel and sold 640 thousand tons of biomass fuel.The output includes 121,949 tons of heating particles and 450,185 tons of power generation particles.

Densified biomass fuels are sold in the United States for 129,103 tons, at an average price of $148.82 a ton.Export sales reached 509,868 tons, with an average price of $166.77 per ton.

The high quality/standard wood grain inventory reached 216,870 tons in February, up from 212,304 tons in January.Stocks of sawdust particles for power generation fell to 255,172 tonnes in February, down from 256,449 tonnes in January.

According to data collected by the environmental impact assessment, the total production of biomass particulate fuel in the United States reached 11.91 million tons per year in February.Among them, 2.43 million tons were in the east, 8.6 million tons in the south and 797 thousand tons in the west.Another 38,700 tons of capacity are being planned or under construction.

Currently planned or under construction include the 37,000-ton plant in Maine under development by F.E. Wood & sons-natural Energy, and the 1,700-ton plant in new Mexico developed by Mt. Taylor-woodyourecycle.