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Biomass Secure Power to build first pellet plant

June 16, 2011, Abbotsford, BC – Biomass Secure Power plans to break ground on its first wood pellet plant on October 1, 2011.


June 16, 2011
By Biomass Secure Power

June 16, 2011, Abbotsford, BC – Biomass
Secure Power plans to break ground on its first wood pellet plant on October 1,
2011. Start-up and commissioning of the 500,000-tonne/year plant would begin in
September 2012.

The company has also been pursuing the
purchase of two additional plots of land for future pellet plants. Negotiations
are expected to be finalized within the next 30 days, pending counteroffers.
Once purchases are finalized and financing closed, construction on both plants
will commence immediately, the company says.

Key plant features will be the
ability to fire hog fuel for plant-wide energy requirements, and a
distributed control system that will enable all plant operations to be
monitored from any location via a broadband connection. The construction plan
will commence with the building of Line 1 at Plant 1. The first line will
produce up to 250,000 tonnes/year of whitewood pellets. The storage
buildings for feedstock and pellets will feature programmable stackers
and reclaimers and will provide flexible storage options. The
construction for Line 2 will commence February 1, 2012, and will include a
50,000-tonne/year torrefaction furnace to be operated as a
pilot facility for a projected 250,000-tonne/year furnace. The pilot line
will also be used to establish the market for torrefied pellets. Space
will be allocated at Plant 1 for the full-scale torrefaction furnace to be
installed at a future date.

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