Africa Pellet Companies

Congo Basin Pellets putting Africa on the (World of Pellets) map

For all its biomass resources, Africa has pretty much remained a blind spot when it comes to wood pellet plants, in particular “large” such plants. Not from a lack of trying over the years it should be said. However, this could change with Congo Basin Pellets GmbH, the most recent entrant to make an earnest attempt as Bioenergy International finds out.

A milestone moment for Chris Fodor (centre) and Congo Basin Pellets occurred on April 29, 2021, with pellets from the very first successful production run at the Nkok plant (photo courtesy Chris Fodor).

As it transpires, Congo Basin Pellets (CBP) is an aptly named new starter in the biomass pellets field. No doubt there will be those that find the name extremely provocative – reading it as an intention to convert the world’s second-largest rainforest, the “Green Heart of Africa”, into fuel. Rest assured, it is not.  Instead, it is all about transport, logistics and the use of existing unused waste wood resources as founder and owner Chris Fodor explains.


JSC “Radviliskis Machine Factory” was established in 1949. It is the only factory in Baltic states which designs and produces equipment for pellets production. The factory also manufactures agricultural equipment and processes a variety of metalwork operations. 
Our products include: straw shredding and pellet producing equipment sets SSGL-1, pellet press OGM-1,5A, combines for picking berries USK-1 “JOVARAS”, seed treating equipment SBI-1, grain mills, fertilizer spreaders, mowers and other.
The factory is capable of carrying out various types of metal processing.

 AgroBioHeat  project aims to produce a mass deployment of improved and market ready agrobiomass heating solutions in Europe. Agrobiomass is a large, underexploited and indigenous resource, which can support the achievement of the European Energy and Climate targets, while promoting rural development and circular economy.

Actions will be mainly located in 6 European countries (EL, ES, FR, RO, HR and UA; 5 EU-28+Ukraine) where an extensive national movement is intended to be created by the engagement, alignment of interests and creation of policy, financial and social conditions favouring the expansion of agrobiomass heating; at the EU level, specific policy recommendations regarding the efficiency and emissions of agrobiomass heating solutions will be passed on to relevant bodies for the development of new regulations.

We are a family-operated company with 3 generations of experience in the wood pellet industry. In 2007 there was no market in South Africa for the wood pellets and we aimed mainly at the export market.

Today, our Factory is one of the most prominent Biomass pellet suppliers of South Africa and far east Asia. Our sales office and warehouse include renewable energy industry experience enabling us to provide in-depth material sourcing and supply chain expertise for our clients. We have 3 prominent distributors in Western Cape and a depo in Gauteng.

We started introducing wood pellets to the different South African markets and it has been growing ever since and proud ourselves with the current market at being the pioneers for the South African wood pellet market it is today.

Mercor Shavings has been providing premium quality bedding for the agricultural and pet sectors for over thirty five years. We are South Africa’s trusted wood shavings supplier, shipping a wide range of products both nationally and internationally.


Mercor Wood Pellets are an ideal solution for organic cat litter and are suitable as horse bedding. The Wood Pellets expand to form a natural uniform base that is highly absorbent to moisture. Wood Pellets are hypoallergenic, safe and free of dust.

We are one of leading wood pellet manufacturers and suppliers in South Africa. We could supply various kinds of wood pellet such as wood pellet 6 mm, wood pellet 8 mm with large volume of long-term stability, competitive price.
Our wood pellet could be used as material for Heating, fuel burning in boiler, hydro power station or animal bedding.

We have operated a Wood Pellet Mfg. Facility since May of 2006. Our production capacity is 30, 000 tons. We have provisions to add two more production lines when needed for a total production of 90, 000 ton per year. We welcome new dealers and distributors. Our facility can ship in bulk or by the bagged (40 lb) ton. We welcome inquiresWe offer consulting services for the small to medium sized pellet producers as well as a complete line of pellet equipment from drying wood fibers to complete or partial pelleting line.We now also produce wood flour for sale in bulk or bagged quantities. Samples can be provided.

We are HVE Woodpelleting based in Pietermaritzburg , South Africa. We are member of since March, 2010. Our business is related to Agriculture industry and we specifically deal in wood pellets-Cat litter. Please find our product details below:Eco Cat LitterWe are a company based in South Africa, we manufacture wood pellets witch is used for cat litter market.

We are Austria’s pioneer when it comes to crowdinvesting for startups and SMEs. Since CONDA was founded in 2013, we have successfully financed more than 160 projects, gathered more than 30,000 international investors in our community and provide them with the opportunity to invest cross-border in companies in Austria, Germany  and Switzerland.

In 2020, as I was finishing a project on financing fish farms, I thought that I would like to complete one last professional project before retiring. Since our country house in Golling, south of Salzburg, has a nice pellet stove, and since there is abundant wood waste in Gabon, I decided to look into the possibility of producing pellets in Central Africa.”

Keyul Enterprise was established in the year 2000 as a Sole Proprietorship based firm at Mumbai, Maharashtra. Catering to diverse requirements of clients, our company is engaged as the manufacturer of Agriculture Machines, Portable Hammer Mill, Chaff Cutter, Maize Thresher, Pellet Machine and many more. These products are hugely applauded by our clients for their remarkable quality, minimal maintenance, durability and affordable prices.

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