South Hazelton, B.C., may soon be home to a new pellet plant. The project is a partnership between Hazelton Bioenergy, Gitxsan Development Corp. (GDC) and Airex Energy, and might be operating as early as Q1 2021, reports The Interior News.
The $50-million-plant would produce 100,000 pellets per year and create 45 direct jobs, along with 44 indirect jobs.
Andrew Jones, GDC business development manager, told The Interior News that a final investment decision has not been made yet, but he expects it will happen by the end of 2019. Construction would then start in early 2020.
Until then, the company is seeking public input from the community. Some members of the community are concerned about the air quality and where the biomass will come from.
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