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Pining for Change: Pine trees, once a source for polluting paper mills, fuel clean energy

The pine tree has long been a staple of northwest Florida’s paper mill industry, which for many years has been among the region’s major air and water polluters.

But wood pellet manufacturer Enviva, based in the tiny Jackson County town of Cottondale, is now using pine trees to create a source of clean and efficient power.  

ALSO IN THIS ARTICLE: Enviva; John Keppler; Mark Haser; Invictus Knowledge; Vickie Patterson; Susan Cornejo; Ken Ford; L3 Crestview Aerospace; Jeff Burns; Pensacola Technology Campus; Bill Hafner; Zagster

 

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