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Wed August 20, 2014

Pine Bluff Lands $130 Million Plant To Make Wood Pellets

Wood pellets, similar to those that will be produced in plants to be built in Pine Bluff and Monticello.
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A new $130 million dollar wood pellet plant is to be built in Pine Bluff, creating 35 new jobs.

Highland Pellets announced Wednesday that groundbreaking is expected in October, with deliveries scheduled to begin in March 2016.

The facility will produce wood pellets, which can be used as an alternative fuel source.

Last month, another company announced plans for a wood pellet plant in south Arkansas. Zilkha Biomass Energy says it will build a plant in Monticello, creating 52 jobs.