British Columbia, Canada-based firm Skeena Bioenergy is donating industrial wood pellets to local communities due to a shortage.
In response to the ‘significant local need’ for home heating pellets, the company has partnered with the Kitsumkalum Economic Development Group to host a ‘Community Pellet Day’. In a statement, the company said: “On Saturday, February 1, local residents are invited to come to the Kitsumkalum Boat Launch to receive pellets by donation.
“Volunteers will be on-site from 10am to 4pm to fill pellet containers and help load them into vehicles. Pellet bags or containers will not be provided and, given the significant need, each household will be limited to 200 pounds of pellets. Donations received will benefit a variety of local community groups.”
Skeena Bioenergy’s pellets are industrial-grade pellets (I2) and although they are safe to burn in domestic stoves, locals have been warned they may burn differently than standard consumer pellets and will likely produce more ash.