Mississippi is becoming one of the premier sources of sustainable and renewable wood pellets in the world. Major international wood pellet producing companies are investing billions in the Magnolia State, taking advantage of the state’s tremendous supply of wood and forest products and the state’s unique access to water transportation. Almost 20 million acres, about 65% of Mississippi’s landmass, is covered with pine and hardwood timber. …The 234-mile Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway runs from the northeast corner of the state, through the industry-rich “Golden Triangle,” to Mobile’s deep-water port and into the Gulf of Mexico. …The emergence of Mississippi as a major wood pellet producer creates a new source of income for tree farmers in an environmentally sensitive and sustainable manner.