Enova Energy to purchase Nahunta pellet plant
Special to the Enterprise
Enova Energy Group said it will purchase Southeast Georgia Biofuels, a wood pellet plant located in Nahunta, Ga.
According to USDA, the plant was formerly known as Biomass Innovations LLC, a briquetting manufacturing plant that began operations in 2009. It ceased operations in 2011 and was later purchased by SEGA for conversion to a wood pellet plant.
Aiding the conversion, which was completed in 2012, USDA Rural Development provided an $8.3 million Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan and $1.3 million in Rural Energy for America Program Business and Industry funds.
Enova plans to install extra equipment to bring the plant closer to hitting its 150,000 ton-per-year capacity, up from its current run rate of about 75,000 to 100,000 tons per year.