Peak Renewables in late stages of commissioning pellet plant in Dothan, Alabama

By Maria Church
Biomass Magazine
April 9, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

Peak Renewables’s flagship pellet plant in Dothan, Alabama—a joint venture with Rex Lumber—is in the late stages of commissioning. With a 150,000 tons-per-year nameplate capacity, the plant will run 100% on dry shavings. Peak Renewables’ unique ownership structure as one of six vertically integrated companies owned by the Brian Fehr Group, as well as its ability to refurbish and relocate equipment from other acquired assets, resulted in an impressive turnaround. Groundbreaking to start-up took just nine months. ….The joint venture with Rex Lumber is both in the company’s ethos of partnering locally and a practicality of today’s market, Woolard says. Rising capital costs, fiber costs, transportation costs—the list goes on to whittle away at the bottom line for pellet producers. …With their Sustainable Biomass Program certification and Europe’s Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification in hand, Dothan’s wood pellets will soon be heading overseas.

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