I got this from the New Hampshire Timberland Owners' Assoc.'s monthly newsletter: New England Wood Pellet Commences Construction of Wood Pellet Bagging and Distribution Plant in Palmer Massachusetts In a move designed to rapidly enhance wood pellet fuel availability in the northeast, New England Wood Pellet LLC has begun construction of a $1.5 million wood pellet bagging and distribution plant in Palmer Massachusetts. The plant will be operational by September. The company has a five-year agreement with British Columbia pellet manufacturer, Houston Pellet Inc. to import by bulk rail about 82,500 tons of premium wood pellets annually (enough fuel to heat over 27,000 average homes.) The new facility will employ about eight people. Demand for wood pellets has increased significantly in response to increases in oil, propane and natural gas prices in recent years. Consumers are also showing increasing preference for clean burning, "carbon neutral", renewable energy products. New England Wood Pellet's Jaffrey New Hampshire facility produces over 80,000 tons per year, all of which has been fully allocated to dealers through 2007. You are invited to attend the dedication and ribbon-cutting of a new $1.5 million facility A new 20,000 square foot research, development and manufacturing facility dedicated to design, testing, and full scale fabrication of wood pellet manufacturing equipment and machinery (the first such facility in the United States) will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4pm on Wednesday, August, 9, 2006 (rain or shine) at 415 Squantum Road, Jaffrey NH. BioFuel Energy Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of New England Wood Pellet LLC. Special Guests will include the Honorable John Lynch, Governor, State of New Hampshire and Clay Hollister, Jaffrey Board of Selectmen among others. For more information call Charlie Niebling at 603-532-4666 x202 or write Niebling@pelletheat.com.