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Pinnacle plans wood pellet facility in BC

Wood pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy and CMC Engineering have proposed to build a wood pellet export facility at Prince Rupert Harbour in British Columbia, Canada.

If the $30 million (€21.3 million) project is approved, four 15,000 tonne, 39m tall pellet silos would be built from galvanised steel, as well as a number of conveyors which would transport the pellets from the silos to the ships that would dock at Westview Terminal.

Pinnacle plans to break ground on the facility next year, with completion slated for 2013. The facility's initial startup would create 12 jobs, but this could increase to 24 as the demand for pellets grows.

The companies outlined their plans to the city council on 6 September.

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