RWE Innogy has marked the start of the construction phase of a 750,000 tonne per annum wood pellet plant, in Waycross in the southern region of the US state of Georgia.

"We are securing a source of raw materials in a permanently growing market. Even by American standards, Georgia has a vast expanse of sustainably managed forest land. Although the pellets have to be transported to Europe, the CO2 emissions are extremely low. This allows us to make a significant contribution to climate protection." -- Dr. Hans Bünting, member of the board of directors at RWE Innogy