Wood pellet factory in Georgia ships biomass to European power plants, but carbon benefits are questionable

9 November 2014

Southern forests are drawing uncounted millions of dollars in foreign spending to help utilities overseas meet carbon-emission rules that this country is still debating as tools to limit climate change.

What those rules will mean for the environment is in dispute, and will doubtless be contested again based on findings the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released this month.

But there is money being made now selling wood pellets and other plant fiber, all called biomass, that’s burned as fuel at a growing number of power plants, many of them overseas.

Read more from The Florida Times-Union