Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. is the longest-established wood pellet producer in Western Canada. We were founded in Quesnel more than 25 years ago, in the heart of central B.C.’s lumber country. Our pellet plants are all located within an abundance of high-quality, raw material.
For the home market, we make a wide range of Pinnacle wood pellet products, such as softwood pellet fuel, animal bedding and natural sorbent, although much of our production is for the bulk domestic and overseas markets.
Today, Pinnacle runs seven pellet plants throughout B.C., producing more than one and a half million tonnes annually. All Pinnacle plants operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The pellet plants are located in Houston, Burns Lake, Meadowbank, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Armstrong and Lavington. In total, we employ more than 250 people in those communities.
Pinnacle supports the B.C. communities impacted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic and is proud to take an environmentally responsible, proactive step toward assisting some of the sawmills affected by this disaster. View Our Certifications & Affiliations
Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group's mission is to be the world's most reliable producer and supplier of bioenergy products.
Our products will be made from a sustainably managed raw-material supply coming from production plants that are global leaders in safety, quality, cost control and on-time delivery.
We will provide value to communities where we operate by integrating with the forest industry’s value-added chain, by creating fulfilling employment and by working within a culture of environmental stewardship.
We will reduce the carbon footprint from all aspects of product supply, including accessing raw materials, manufacture of products and the logistic chains that connect us to our valued customers.Learn More About Our Sustainability
1989 - Pinnacle Feed and Pellet begins manufacture of pellet fuel at Quesnel mill.
1993 - Pinnacle Pellet Inc. is incorporated.
2004 - Williams Lake mill starts operations in August.
2006 - Houston mill commences operations in partnership with Canfor and Moricetown Indian Band.
2007 - Armstrong Mill bought to increase bagged product penetration.
2008 - Meadowbank mill starts operations in September.
2009 – Financial and administrative offices open in Kamloops, later moved to Richmond.
2011 - Burns Lake mill begins operation in February.
2011 - Acquired by ONCAP, part of Onex Corporation, in May.
2013 - Westview pellet export terminal in Prince Rupert starts operation in November.
2014 - Winner of the 2013 BC Exporter of the Year.
Achieved PEFC Chain of Custody Certification
2015 – Lavington mill, constructed in Partnership with Tolko, starts commissioning in September.