2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Wood Pellet Business Is Hot
"We found a niche in the wood pellet business and it not only supplemented the ethanol business, it became our main thrust," says Shelly McClanahan, Sasher's daughter and spokesperson for Dogwood Energy.
The company works both ends of the wood pellet business, selling pelletizers (ranging from $800,000 to $2,000,000 for a turnkey operation) but also selling wood pellets.
"We sell direct to consumers," explains McClanahan. "We have very high quality pellets made with 90 percent hardwood and no fillers or additives. They burn with less than 1 percent ash and 1/2 percent fine particles."
Dogwood Energy delivers truckloads of palletized pellets from California to New York. Prices vary from $289 to $379 per ton for a minimum 2-ton order and as much as an additional $90 delivery fee, depending on the state. Pellets come 50 bags to a shrink-wrapped pallet.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dogwood Energy, LLC, 301 N. Jackson St., P.O. Box 875, Tullahoma, Tenn. 37388 (ph 931 563-2308; email@example.com; www.dogwoodenergy.com).
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