The World’s Most Reliable Supplier of Wood Pellets

About Pinnacle Pellets

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

Benefits of Using Pinnacle's Pellets

Learn Why Pellet Fuel is Deemed the Lowest Security Risk in World

Our Commitment

We are passionate about our business and motivated to meet your needs. We’ll make sure your order gets where you want it, when you want it, at the best rate possible. We are confident in our people, our facilities, our products and our services; that confidence comes from a solid track record of successful, on-time deliveries around the province and around the world.

Learn More About Pinnacle Pellet Fuel Benefits

Mission Statement

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
Simplified Renewable Process

Key Milestones in Pinnacle's History

Pinnacle Opens Its First Plant

Pinnacle Opens its First Plant

1989 - Pinnacle Feed and Pellet begins manufacture of pellet fuel at Quesnel mill.

Pinnacle Becomes Incorporated


1993 - Pinnacle Pellet Inc. is incorporated.

Pinnacle Opens Plant

Williams Lake Begins Operations

2004 - Williams Lake mill starts operations in August.

Houston Commences Operation Partnerships

Houston Commences Operation

2006 - Houston mill commences operations in partnership with Canfor and Moricetown Indian Band.

Pinnacle Opens Plant

Armstrong Acquired

2007 - Armstrong Mill bought to increase bagged product penetration.

Pinnacle Opens Plant

Meadowbank Begins Operations

2008 - Meadowbank mill starts operations in September.

Kamloops Offices Open

Finance and Administrative Division Established

2009 – Financial and administrative offices open in Kamloops, later moved to Richmond.

Pinnacle Opens Plant

Burns Lake Begins Operations

2011 - Burns Lake mill begins operation in February.


Acquired by ONCAP

2011 - Acquired by ONCAP, part of Onex Corporation, in May.

Pinnacle Opens Plant

Prince Rupert Begins Operations

2013 - Westview pellet export terminal in Prince Rupert starts operation in November.

Winner of BC Exporter of the Year

Winner - BC Exporter of the Year

2014 - Winner of the 2013 BC Exporter of the Year.

PEFC Chain of Custody

PEFC Chain of Custody

Achieved PEFC Chain of Custody Certification

Partnership with Tolko

Lavington Starts Commissioning

2015 – Lavington mill, constructed in Partnership with Tolko, starts commissioning in September.

Certifications & Affiliations

  • PEFC - Chain of Custody Download
  • PEFC Website Visit
  • BC Forest Safe Certified Download
  • BC Forest Safe Website Visit
  • Green Gold Label Certification Download
  • Green Gold Certified Website Visit
  • Sustainable Biomass Partnership Visit
  • Wood Pellet Association of Canada Visit
  • Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters of BC Visit