Georgia Biomass, LLC is one of Southeast Georgia’s premier producers of wood pellets. Over the last seven years in operation the company has created over 90 jobs locally, over 300 indirect jobs, and is a great support to the surrounding community.
Our plant, located in Waycross, Georgia, is one of the largest, most modern facilities of its kind in the world. With a highly automated system and around the clock operation, the facility can produce 750,000 metric tons of pellets annually utilizing 22 pellet mills.
Maintaining safety is our first priority. Managers and employees meet daily to discuss work assignments and hazards prior to beginning work. Georgia Biomass, LLC engages many contractors who, along with our employees, complete safety training during their initial visit and is subsequently reviewed annually as applicable.
Additionally, Georgia Biomass, LLC holds both PFI and ENplus quality certifications – a first for any US company in the industry. To ensure a quality product, Georgia Biomass, LLC utilizes a rigorous preventive maintenance program to produce a high-quality, consistent product with little to no interruption.
Our plant, located in Waycross, Georgia, started operation in April 2011 and is the largest, most modern facility of its kind in the world. It is a major source of sustainable renewable power generation in Europe.
Georgia Biomass, LLC maintains the management team in Waycross and has a European branch in Madrid, Spain, where the International Commercial Manager is located.
To make high-quality wood pellets, Georgia Biomass, LLC uses locally and sustainably sourced southern yellow pine trees. Moisture content, ash deformation, net calorific value (NCV), etc. are monitored closely to ensure compliance within our PFI and ENplus certifications.
The Georgia Biomass, LLC team works diligently to meet or exceed all quality parameters required by the PFI and ENplus certifying bodies. Regular sampling of feedstock and finished product enables the company to supply superior pellets to our customers. Our commitment to exceeding quality requirements, a few of which are detailed below, puts us in a position to be a leader in the industry.
Georgia Biomass, LLC’s pellets are used for a variety of purposes. At company startup the entirety of pellets produced were sold into the European markets, both industrial and residential. Power stations in the EU benefited from government subsidies to convert from coal to biomass. In subsequent years, our customers sold pellets into the residential heating market for individual household use.
In recent years, Georgia Biomass, LLC has been able to sell product into the US residential heating market for use in home wood pellet stoves. Warmer winters have made selling into the residential market a bit of a challenge, but the future holds great opportunity for growth and development of a US customer base.
In 2016 we commenced selling pellets into the US animal bedding market, thus opening another avenue for continued growth. Additional sales opportunities are regularly sought after and we labor to build business relationships worldwide to serve an ever-growing need for sustainable product.