Canadian Biomass Magazine

Pinnacle purchases 50th pellet mill from Andritz

July 17, 2017
By Andritz

July 17, 2017 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy recently purchased its 50th pellet mill from Andritz Feed & Biofuel, and officials from the company visited Andritz’s Muncy, Pa., manufacturing facility on June 20 to see the new bio-fuel pellet mill – a Sprout 26LM II – being made. Andritz pellet mills produce more than 50 per cent of all biofuel pellets worldwide.

The site visit included a safety briefing; plant tour; photo opportunity with Pinnacle officials and many of Andritz’s production, sales, and engineering team members; a meeting about aftermarket support; and lunch. Pinnacle purchased its first Andritz pellet mill in 2000, when the company was known as Pinnacle Pellet.

“Reaching a milestone of 50 pelletizers only shows the mutual commitment that both parties share regarding safety and excellence,” says Scott Bax, Pinnacle’s senior vice president, operations. “Pinnacle looks forward to receiving the next 50 units and to continuing this great relationship.”

“We are very pleased that Pinnacle has been a long-term, satisfied customer and continues to partner with Andritz for their biofuel pelleting equipment,” said Mike Curci, Andritz Feed & Biofuel’s global manager, biomass. “We believe the quality, durability, reliability, and production capacity of our pelleting systems – along with our strong commitment to customer service and aftermarket support – sets us apart in the industry.”

Ron Myhre, Pinnacle’s senior operations manager, also participated in the site visit. Andritz Feed & Biofuel managers involved in the event included Curci; Adrian Cutler, operations manager; Robert Bachman, production manager; Michelle Cook, sales and order coordinator; Ragen Garrison, aftermarket sales; Travis Fetzer, aftermarket coordinator; and Rodger Duttry, engineering manager.


With more than 350 reference plants, Andritz is a global leader in biofuel pelleting technology and can manufacture and supply every key processing machine in the biomass, solid biofuel, and waste pelleting industries. For more information, please visit

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