Prince George, B.C.- It is touted as a renewable energy source, but there are still challenges facing Bio-Energy.
In the Northern Interior of BC, the major challenge is access to fibre. In the wake of the Mountain Pine Beetle, all who depend on forestry are pressed to have access to the resource. As was witnessed just a week ago, one company (Pinnacle Pellet) has curtailed operations for 9 to 10 months as the fibre source issues are detailed and the facility retooled to handle what may be a change in type of supply.
Bill Strauss is the President and founder of FutureMetrics LLC in Maine in the U.S. and a recognized expert in the wood pellet sector.