Canadian Biomass Magazine

BC’s Highway 16 region experiencing wood pellet shortage

January 23, 2020
By Ellen Cools

Since early January, wood pellet retailers along B.C.’s Highway 16 have been dealing with a shortage of product, despite rationing quantities to customers.

According to The Terrace Standard, the shortage is a result of downtime taken by sawmills and production problems (thanks to extremely low temperatures in the region) at Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products, the only producer making pellets for domestic use in the area.

An extended Christmas shutdown of sawmills have also caused difficulties getting the necessary fibre to produce pellets.

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