Dean and Tony Wood, the original sponsors of FE Wood Natural Energy, have led development of the project to its present day position, unifying leaders from regional government, the forest products industry, as well as the logging and landowner community in support of this new operation. FEWNE has spent the past two years discussing the project and negotiating potential supply agreements with several international utilities and distributors. Over the past two years, FEWNE has met with all major international and domestic wood pellet customers.
Dean and Tony are co-owners of F.E. Wood & Sons, a fifth generation family-owned sawmill and pallet mill business in West Baldwin, which had produced timbers, boards and hardwood pallets and skids for over 130 years. Dean brings 32 years of mill operations and logistics management, as well as his outstanding reputation in the fiber harvesting and landowner community, and will enhance logistics and feedstock procurement operations for the facility as Head of Procurement and Logistics. Tony brings 7 years of business development and process control experience to the project, driving development activities on a day-to-day basis and leading the project development team as CEO.
FE Wood Natural Energy has assembled a team of industry leaders to drive this project.
One of the leading energy law firms in the region, Bernstein Shur Sawyer and Nelson, provides our legal counsel.
Hancock Lumber, one of New England’s leading forest products companies, has contractually guaranteed the 300,000 metric tons of timber feedstock the project will require.
Seeger Engineering, who has built numerous industrial pellet plants in the U.S. and Europe, performed the preliminary design.
Tilson Technology Management, New England’s leading energy and telecom implementation consulting firm, provides project management, strategic advisory, and financing assistance.
The EPC Contractor brings a partnership of engineering, construction, project management and process excellence to the FEWNE project. Their experience successfully executing projects of this scale ensures that the facility will be operational on-time, and will meet quality, reliability and safety standards.
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