Curran shipping 10,000 tons of wood pellets to Denmark from Ogdensburg port
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 1:38 pm

Longshoremen at the Port of Ogdensburg load more than 10,000 tons of wood pellets onto an ocean-going ship. The pellets were manufactured by Curran Renewable Energy, Massena. The cargo is slated for a biomass plant in Denmark. Photo from Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority.

OGDENSBURG -- Longshoremen at the Port of Ogdensburg were busy Monday loading over 10,000 tons of wood pellets onto an ocean-going ship.

The pellets were manufactured by Curran Renewable Energy, Massena.

Curran Renewable Energy of Massena was busy recently stockpiling 10,000 metric tons of wood pellets at the Port of Ogdensburg for the shipment.

The pellets will be shipped to Denmark for burning in a biomass plant there, according to a press release from the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority.

Curran Renewable Energy owner Pat Curran said the shipment is a test run, but he is hopeful it could lead to more business.

Curran’s plant in Massena produces roughly 100,000 tons of wood pellets each year, sold mostly through retailers like Tractor Supply, Lowes and independent wood stove shops.

The venture for the overseas shipment opens up a new market for the North Country firm. “The Port of Ogdensburg serves as a vital link to local industries, jobs, and economic development" said Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority Executive Director Wade A. Davis. “We are pleased to be an exporting partner for North Country businesses.”