BSP to build pellet plant in Canada
Biomass Secure Power (BSP) is to build its first pellet plant in Cowichan Lake, British Columbia, covering 30 acres of land and producing up to 250,000 tonnes of pellets a year.
Support from the city council and local fibre suppliers was the main reason why the Canadian site was chosen. BSP signed a joint venture with LG International back in May to secure the development.
The plant will use a torrefication system that will be able to produce 50-80 tonnes of pellets an hour. BSP says terrified pellets are 30% more dense than wood pellets and contain 16% more energy per kilo. The pellets are also hydrophobic and therefore do not breakdown during shipping or storing.
The plant will produce the same volume of synthetic gas from torrefication as the energy that will be needed for the plant to function.
‘We are extremely pleased to have a pellet plant project come to our community. It was stated that the permitting process should be completed within 30 days from the application date. Cowichan Lake council members will do everything they can to ensure that the project is successfully launched,’ says Cowichan Lake mayor Ross Forrest.