By Maria Church
Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s $30-million upgrade plans at its Williams Lake, B.C., pellet plant received the green light from the local city council last week.
According to the Williams Lake Tribune, the council unanimously approved the company’s request to upgrade the plant and increase pellet production.
The upgrades include new fibre drying and air filtration equipment, which will allow the facility to process forest residuals.
“This strategic investment will enhance the operating flexibility of the Williams Lake and Meadowbank facilities and position Pinnacle to adapt to cyclical changes in wood fibre supply within the B.C. interior. Further, the equipment, technology and infrastructure improvements will result in improved facility operating efficiencies, lower emissions, local employment opportunities and greater overall facility safety,” the company stated in its Q2 report.
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