Butiá Indústria e Comércio de Pellets Ltda reveal plans for a 36 000 tonne-per-annum wood pellet plant in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.
According to a statement by the Secretariat of Economic Development, Science and Technology (SDECT) from Brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul, Butiá Indústria e Comércio de Pellets Ltda plan to invest over BRL 5.1 million (≈US$ 1.5 million) into building a 36 000 tonne-per-annum wood pellet plant in the municipality of Butiá. Details of the “Butiá Wood Pellets” project were presented at a investor meeting by the entrepreneur and company executive André Luz.
According to Luz, the raw material to produce the pellets will come from eucalyptus plantations in the central-southern region of the state along with residues from local wood processing industries. The company has already been granted an environmental license by the municipal government. The pellets are to be destined for export to the EU as well as for the growing domestic market. The latter is experiencing strong demand both for residential stove and boiler markets as well as commercial and industrial applications including pizzerias and bakeries.