Pinnacle/West Fraser partner to convert BC particleboard mill to wood pellet production facility

VANCOUVER, BC, March 13, 2018 (CNW) -Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced approval to commence the redevelopment by Smithers Pellet Limited Partnership (SPLP) of an existing particleboard facility in Smithers, BC, to a wood pellet production facility. SPLP is a limited partnership in which West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has a 30% and Pinnacle has 70% interest.

The facility, which is connected via direct rail link to Pinnacle's Westview Port Terminal, will have an annual production capacity of 125,000 tonnes. Initial wood pellet production at the facility is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018. Woodfiber supply for the facility ...

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