Zilkha Biomass Selma

Our new plant in Selma is currently under commissioning. Visit our construction gallery to see the latest images of our progress.
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A Natural Renewable Fuel

We produce a baseload natural renewable fuel, providing good long-term jobs both in the field and in our plants.

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The Zilkha Black® Pellet

Zilkha Biomass Energy produces the Zilkha Black® Pellet, a proprietary water resistant biomass pellet that is transportable like coal.

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Continuing Our Legacy

Our prior company, Zilkha Renewable Energy, made it possible for more than 400,000 households to switch to green wind power by the time it was sold to Energias de Portugal. Zilkha Biomass Energy is a continuation of that legacy.

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About Biomass

Biomass is the world’s oldest & most efficient solar battery. The amount of sunlight that reaches the earth’s surface during one hour is sufficient to power the entire world for a year.

Zilkha Black Pellet

The Zilkha Black® Pellet is a revolutionary advancement in the pellet industry: our additive-free pellet is water-resistant and durable.

Biomass Turbine

We have developed proprietary technology that powers commercial and industrial facilities using a direct-fired biomass-fueled pressurized gas turbine unit.

About Us

We are dedicated to innovative sustainable energy solutions. Our prior company, Zilkha Renewable Energy, made it possible for more than 400,000 households to switch to green wind power by the time it was sold to Energias de Portugal.


U.S.: Executive order to reduce GHG emissions

President Obama signed an Executive Order to reduce carbon pollution (40 percent from 2008 levels by 2025) from the federal government’s operations by encouraging increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency.


USDA improves forest health by harvesting biomass for energy

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that more than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.


Electricity from biomass with carbon capture could make western U.S. carbon-negative

A new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the western United States, power generators could actually store more carbon than they emit.


Land of Opportunity? (Editorial)

The editors of Arkansas Business wrote an editorial highlighting the job creating potential of ZBE and other clean energy companies.


Zilkha announces new pellet plant project in Monticello

Zilkha Biomass Energy announced a new pellet plant project located in Monticello, Arkansas. Once constructed, this plant will become one of Zilkha’s largest facilities.


Shipping US wood pellets across Atlantic cuts emissions

comprehensive analysis of greenhouse gas emissions reveals that despite the long transportation distance, burning imported wood is still better than using fossil fuels.


U.S. Forest Service Helps Fund Harvard Forest Green Energy Project

“These projects remove and use excess wood – the same trees and brush that fuel the catastrophic wildfires we’ve seen in the last several years – from our nation’s forests.”


Valmet & Zilkha Announce Collaborative Agreement

Zilkha Biomass Energy and Valmet have signed a five-year collaboration agreement to bring steam exploded black pellets to the market.


North American pellet exports to Europe continue increase

Pellet export volumes from North America to Europe continued to rise during the second quarter of 2013, representing steady growth for the past seven quarters.


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