Manufacturer of proprietary ‘black’ wood pellet. Zilkha manufactures a patented, next generation ‘wood pellet for baseload renewable energy generation. Zilkha purchased an abandoned traditional wood pellet facility out of bankruptcy in a rural economically depressed community. Zilkha renovated the existing plant and created skilled jobs in a county with high unemployment. Zilkha’s wood pellets replace coal in power plants without requiring expensive retrofits, providing a cleaner, renewable alternative to coal while reducing air and water pollution.