Pacific BioEnergy expands pellet plant

In Canada, wood pellet manufacturer and supplier Pacific BioEnergy is to expand its wood pellet production plant located in Prince George, British Colombia.

The project is expected to cost in the region of $24 million (€18.4 million) and will be able to handle bush grind, due to the addition of a new in-feed line. The expanded facility will also be able to handle increased amounts waste wood, including that killed by mountain pine beetles, from the forests surrounding Price George.

Production capacity at the plant will be boosted to 350,000 tonnes of wood pellets a year, up from its current output of between 150,000 and 180,000 tonnes. Construction is due to finish in December.

The pellets produced at the plant will be destined for Europe and exported via Vancouver.

Upon completion Pacific BioEnergy’s pellet plant will be the second largest in North America.

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