New Forests want to develop an advanced wood pellet production plant in Northern Tasmania, sustainably sourced from nearby plantations. Our detailed feasibility study provides a pathway to make this cutting-edge facility happen.Located in Northern Tasmania, New Forests proposed Wood Pellet Production Plant would be the largest advanced wood pellet plant in the world.
Sourcing Radiata Pine and Eucalyptus Nitens from sustainable plantations, this plant would create a product with superior sustainability credentials – with advanced wood pellets forming an important substitute to coal in existing large power stations.
It also promises to open up a lucrative new export market for the Tasmanian economy, with demand for advanced wood pellets growing overseas in line with an increased push for renewable energy generation.
To make this happen, New Forests engaged Wood Beca to complete a detailed feasibility study of the site, given our strong consulting record in the Wood & Fibre industry.
Our feasibility study, completed in 2017 involved geotechnical investigations, preliminary site layouts, preliminary civil engineering and roading design, electrical engineering, water and wastewater services and overall project management amongst other important aspects.
Following completion of our study, Wood Beca were further engaged as Owner’s Engineers and Project Managers for the plant’s construction, which is still pending. Our plans, whilst still on paper have laid a pathway to advance the frontiers of this fledging niche industry!