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Biomass Secure Power plans plant in Canadian province

Wood pellet manufacturer Biomass Secure Power is developing a torrefied wood pellet plant in British Columbia, Canada.

The production facility will have an annual production capacity of 500,000 tonnes of pellets, made from wood harvested by the company itself. A small portion will come local logging businesses.

One hundred per cent of the pellets produced at the site will be exported to Europe where they will be co-fired with coal to generate electricity.

Biomass Secure Power is slated to break ground on the project in July 2011, before production commences in September 2012.

According to the company's CEO Jim Carroll, Biomass Secure Power is also looking to build a further two pellet plants in the province. 'Plans are in place to build two additional plants that will bring our total production to 1.8 million tonnes per year,' he says. It is currently working to close the financing for both these additional projects.