Pinnacle Renewable to build seventh pellet mill in BC

Renewable fuels producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy is developing a wood pellet production plant in British Columbia, Canada.

Costing $39 million (€28 million) with an output of 250,000 tonnes a year, the facility will be Pinnacle's seventh such plant and bring its total capacity to 1.5 million tonnes a year of wood pellets.

The chosen site for the company's latest project is located across from the Lavington sawmill, which is owned by Tolko Industries. This mill will supply a large portion of waste woody biomass to the plant as feedstock. A total 100,000 tonnes of fibre will be required.

Pellets manufactured at the new facility will be transported to the west coast via rail, where they will then be exported overseas.

It is not yet known when ground might be able to break on the plant, given that a number of hurdles must still be overcome. For example, zoning requirements on the land must be addressed, in addition to environmental approval.

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