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Concerns raised over use of whole logs a...

Concerns raised over use of whole logs at Pinnacle Pellet plant

Are we being misled in the production of...

Are we being misled in the production of wood pellets?
The Pinnacle pellet plant here in Smithers is using whole logs, much of which is pulp quality, some private land hardwoods, mill shavings and sawdust from the adjacent PIR sawmill. The plant is not using one ounce of “forest slash” other than some log top experimentation, and their wood haul is being subsidized by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (public funds from both the feds...

Letter from of Christoph Dietzfelbinger ...

It is obvious from these photos that Pinnacle is polluting the airshed. This contradicts the promises they made when they applied for their Waste Management Permits. Due to MoE’s and Pinnacle’s refusal to install in-stack monitoring, no one knows what actually goes through the stack. Ambient air measurements seem to indicate that pollution levels dropped 20% when Newpro...

Smog from the Pinnacle Renewable Holding...

Smog from the Pinnacle Renewable Holdings pellet plant in Smithers
As I posted on FB, the company committed that they weren’t going to smoke up the valley when they applied to the Province for permission to operate. As the photos show, this commitment is being called into question.  Since when is aspen considered a slash by-product?  This green wood is currently being processed by Pinnacle, and is likely contributing to the smoke emissions being...

Forestry and Carbon in BC by Jim Pojar

Forestry and Carbon in BC by Jim Pojar
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Forestry and Carbon in British Columbia:...

Forestry and Carbon in British Columbia: Summary by Jim Pojar
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CAN — Update from carbon sequestra...

CAN — Update from carbon sequestration sub-network
Hello, everyone. I’ve been preparing a reading list on biochar as a means of sequestering the carbon from the gigantic amount of slash and residual wood currently being burnt in the BVLD. The reading list is not quite ready for circulation, but I did want to mention that in deciding what to look for I have had a great deal of help from Thomas Wunderlin. Thomas is a Valley agricultural...

CAN Reading List on Burning Wood and Car...

CAN Reading List on Burning Wood and Carbon Emissions
Hello, everyone. Here I attach (at the bottom of this post) a revised version of my CAN Reading List on Burning Wood and Carbon Emissions. It now includes a paragraph on what I take to be an extremely important research document on biochar. I strongly urge anyone interested in the possibility of biochar being used as a means of eliminating smoke in our region to read this paper. I...