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Prodesa and FutureMetrics team up for pellet plant startup's and commissioning training

Spain-headed engineering company Prodesa and US-based pellet industry consultants FutureMetrics are teaming up under a new partnership agreement. Under the agreement, FutureMetrics operations expert John Swaan will lead a team that trains the operators of new Prodesa pellet plants throughout the startup and commissioning phases of the project.

John Swaan, here seen sharing his experience and expertise at a pellet conference in Sweden, is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in the wood pellet sector. In 1994, he founded Pacific BioEnergy Corporation in Prince George, British Columbia, that has become one of Canada’s leading wood pellet exporters. He was instrumental in establishing the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) in 1996 and served as its executive director from 2005-2009. He manufactured and shipped the first ever transatlantic shipment of pellets from North America to Sweden in 1997.

According to a statement, Prodesa’s world-class engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) offering, and track record of successful pellet mills designed and built in Europe, the US, and Asia, is well complemented by FutureMetrics’ deep operational expertise gained from John Swaan’s decades of experience in producing wood pellets.

FutureMetrics’ consulting services have resulted in improved operations at newly commissioned and existing pellet mills in North and South America, Europe, and Asia and that knowledge and wisdom will be applied to Prodesa’s state-of-the-art new pellet plants to ensure that the operators have the shortest learning curve possible to reach safe and stable operations while producing high-quality wood pellets.

Prodesa is an engineering company, with the headquarters in Zaragoza (Spain) and branch offices in Atlanta (USA), Borneo (Malaysia), Paris (France) and Moscow (Russia) whose activity consists of providing comprehensive tailor-made solutions for the production of solid biomass fuels and the protection of the environment.

The company acts as an industrial plant contractor, providing the complete range of services from project development, design, construction, operation and maintenance, and upgrades for industrial and domestic wood pellet plants.

Based in Bethel, Maine, FutureMetrics is recognized as one of the leading global consultants in the wood pellet sector. FutureMetrics provides information, analysis, operations guidance, and strategic advice to many of the world’s leading companies in the wood pellet sector. FutureMetrics’ experience and expertise cover every part of the wood pellet supply chain.

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