ANOR plant

Key data

JEFERCO PELLETS, a subsidiary of JEFERCO, will set up a pellet manufacturing plant in ANOR, Avesnois (59)

This plant will be one of the largest industrial pellet production units in Europe with:

  • A location on the economic zone of Saint-Laurent in ANOR (liable to host industrial, craft or commercial activities) with an agreement protocol signed with la Communauté de Communes Sud Avesnois
  • A 6.9-hectare right-of-way and a floor area of 2,998 square meters;
  • A shipment of pellets from the plant mainly by rail.


Key features of the project

  • A production of 120,000 tons of pellets per year, mainly for the European industry.
  • Running 24 hours a day, 7/7, 11 months a year.
  • 26 direct job creations (including 3 executives) and as many indirect jobs.
  • The multi-year supply plan for raw materials includes:
    • Certified green wood PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification) :100,000 to 140,000 tons/year (95% hardwood)
    • Recycled wood 80,000 to 90,000 tons per year (with the following possible distribution: 20,000 to 25,000 tons/year Class A wood and 60,000 to 65,000 tons/year blend of 60% Class A and 40% Class B.)
    • Green waste (boiler feed – in addition to bark): 20,000 t/year.
  • The planned construction schedule is 9 to 12 months.

The synopsis of the pellet manufacturing process





  • Authorization to operate obtained on October 25, 2018 replacing the previous authorization to operate of December 18, 2014
  • Building permits obtained on March 21, 2014 and Amending Building Permits obtained on October 9, 2015 with very slight adjustments following the authorization to operate of December 18, 2014