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Pinnacle Renewable Energy purchases 50th pellet mill from Andritz

British Columbia (BC) headed Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., the largest pellet producer, and exporter in Canada has recently purchased its 50th pellet mill from Andritz Feed & Biofuel. 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. Pinnacle looks forward to receiving the next 50 units and to continuing this great relationship,” said Scott Bax, Senior Vice President, Operations at Pinnacle, here seen pitching Pinnacle pellets at a recent biomass conference in Tokyo.

“Reaching a milestone of 50 pelletizers only shows the mutual commitment that both parties share regarding safety and excellence. Pinnacle looks forward to receiving the next 50 units and to continuing this great relationship,” said Scott Bax, Senior Vice President, Operations at Pinnacle, here seen pitching Pinnacle pellets at a recent biomass conference in Tokyo.

Pinnacle Renewable Energy has since grown to become the largest pellet producer and exporter in Canada. Currently operating pellet production at 7 sites in BC along with an export terminal in Prince Rupert, the company has a combined annual production capacity of over 1.5 million tonnes.

In May 2017, the company revealed that it was going ahead with building its first pellet plant in Alberta, a 475 000 tonne-per-annum plant in Entwistle outside Edmonton.

To mark the 50th occasion, officials from Pinnacle visited the Andritz manufacturing facility in Muncy, Pennsylvania on June 20 to see the new biofuel pellet mill – a Sprout 26LM II – being made as well as various meetings.

We are very pleased that Pinnacle has been a long-term, satisfied customer and continues to partner with Andritz for their biofuel pelleting equipment. 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, said Mike Curci, Global Manager Biomass at Andritz Feed & Biofuel.

About Andritz Inc

Andritz Inc., in Muncy, PA traces its existence back to the merger of two similar engineering/manufacturing companies; Sprout-Waldron, founded in 1866, and The Bauer Bros Co., founded in 1878 before being acquired by Andritz Group in 1990. The Sprout Simplex pellet mill was introduced to the feed industry circa 1932.

With more than 350 reference plants worldwide, Andritz is a global leader in biomass pelleting technology. Andritz pellet mills produce more than 50 percent of all biofuel pellets produced worldwide and have held a market share of over 50 percent since the pioneering of biomass pelleting in the 1980s.

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