Dorset’s Adams opens wood pellet plant

first_imgKatie Adams, who founded Cat Country Radio sixteen years ago, is now creating another Rutland based enterprise. Adams has taken a closed wood pallet mill in Clarendon, and, as she did with country music, is filling a void in the market. She s starting the first wood pellet plant in Vermont.Vermont Wood Pellet Co. LLC, formed with partner Chris Brooks, announces the opening of their manufacturing plant, giving Rutland a good-news story in tough-news times. The Vermont Wood Pellet Company mill has received all permits. Brooks, with five generations of lumber industry behind him, has completed construction of a test mill, with the full scale-operating mill nearing completion. The mill staff is testing and producing premium pellets from clean, high btu wood blend, which produces less than one percent ash residue.    We think users will be very happy with the results of heating with Vermont Wood Pellet Company pellets”.  After a year of research, buying the right equipment and securing the necessary permits, the first energy efficient pellets were test-produced on Saturday.  Carrara Mechanical Systems of Castleton designed and engineered the plant, which will initially produce 10,000 tons of wood pellets a year. A small-scale plant built by design, to harvest and heat within a 35-mile radius of Rutland. All logs are harvested from local Vermont woodlots, are processed locally and the pellets are distributed for sale locally.  Now Vermonters can truly Heat Local , states Adams.Vermont Wood Pellet Company s pellets are distributed by Bourdeau Bros.Source: Vermont Wood Pelletlast_img

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