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Skeena Sawmills to construct 96,000t-pellet plant

11.05.2018 − 

In the summer, Canadian Skeena Sawmills intends to commence construction work on a pellet plant with an annual capacity of 96,000t industrial pellets at its sawmill site in Terrace, British Columbia. According to statements by operations vice president Roger Keery in discussion with the Terrace Standard, a sum of approximately Can$20 million is to be invested in the construction of the plant.

The essential equipment components for the plant, which is to operate under the name Skeena Biofuels, have already been ordered from Spanish Prodesa Medioambiente. According to Prodesa one piece of equipment is a low-temperature belt dryer with a capacity of 12t per hour. The heat supply is to be arranged via two gas burners, each with a capacity of 5.5MW. The supply of raw materials, consisting of wood chips and sawdust, will come from the adjacent sawmill which has a current capacity of some 200m bdft per annum. No details have been disclosed as yet concerning when production at the pellet plant is to be launched.

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