Pellets with potential: Potlatch company has persevered to turn timber waste into a fuel source for sale in South Korean markets

Ben Anderberg, an owner of Northwest Biomass, stands at the wood pellet plant in the city of Potlatch. The business is located on the former site of a Potlatch mill. (Steve Hanks / Lewiston Tribune)

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POTLATCH – A pile of seemingly neglected sawdust sitting outside a north central Idaho sawmill gave birth to Ben Anderberg's latest big idea.

Stored outside, the sawdust didn't appear to have much value to the mill. That made Anderberg think it could be an inexpensive raw material for another product. Four years later, he believes he's still right.

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Source: The Spokesman