Enviva and GDF Suez subsidiary Electrabel have signed a long-term contract for the supply of wood pellets for biomass power plants.

Under the contract, Enviva will supply 480,000mt of wood pellets annually to Electrabel’s biomass power-generating facilities in Belgium.

Enviva chairman and CEO John Keppler said that with increasing demand for renewable fuel worldwide, the US biomass market is poised for tremendous growth.

“Enviva is excited to be at the nexus of this growth by matching US-based resources with major power producers around the world,” Keppler said.