Canadian Biomass Magazine

San Group to create new biomass facility

June 21, 2021
By Ellen Cools

From left: San Group owners Kamal Sanghera (CEO), Suki Sanghera (president) and Paul Deol (vice-president, manufacturing) stand where their new small diameter mill will reside, on the same site as a large diameter mill the company purchased in 2017, located just outside of urban Port Alberni, B.C. Photo by Adam Kveton.

Earlier this month, San Group announced it will invest $100 million into its Port Alberni, B.C., forestry operations in the next year. This includes a $15 million investment at the company’s San Specialty Sawmill, to create a biomass facility that will use shavings and sawdust from their forestry operations.

The company plans to turn any wood waste that can’t be used in their sawmills or the neighbouring Paper Excellence paper mill into wood pellets, reports Alberni Valley News.

The investment also includes $50-$60 million for an agreement to ship lumber via container ships from Port Albertni’s deep sea port, $15 million to upgrade its Coulson sawmill and $15 million to help move San Group’s remanufacturing facility in the city into phase 4, adding more automation and CNC technology.

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