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13 January 2021, 19:15

Plans to commission fuel pellet plant in Brest Oblast this summer

BREST, 13 January (BelTA) – There are plans to open a fuel pellet plant in the town of Gantsevichi, Brest Oblast this summer, BelTA learned from Iosif Butko, Chief Engineer of the Gantsevichi forestry enterprise.

The fuel pellet plant will be located in a building previously occupied by a saw mill. The saw mill has been relocated to a new woodworking shop. In addition to reconstructing the manufacturing site the Gantsevichi forestry enterprise has bought a fuel pellet line for €1.722 million from a Lithuanian company. Half of the equipment has already been delivered to Gantsevichi. The fuel pellet plant is supposed to become operational at the beginning of summer. It will reach the designed output capacity by the end of 2021.

Iosif Butko noted: “We will use only proprietary raw materials to make pellets. We have plenty of them. The woodworking shop alone generates about 600m3 of wood chips and about 400m3 of saw dust every month. We intend to make up to 20,000 tonnes of fuel pellets per annum.”

Plans have been made to build a canopy to store sawn timber next to the fuel pellet plant and the woodworking shop this year.

If the plans come to fruition, by the end of 2021 Brest Oblast will have three fuel pellet plants. The first one became operational in Pruzhany District in May 2020. Another one will be built by the Kobrin experimental forestry enterprise.

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