Prescott, Ontario the location for Protocol first pellet plant
Prescott, Ontario the location for Protocol first pellet plant

Protocol Biomass Corp.’s proposed 415 000 t/y pellet mill for Prescott, Ontario, is nearing the final planning stages. acording to Pellet Mill Magazine

“We will be in construction by the late summer for sure,” said Thomas Logan, CEO, “and we anticipate being in commercial operation by the fourth quarter of 2015. The market for the industririal grade pellets will be Europe and the rawmaterial 75 pc softwood, mostly stemwood.

“We will be shipping from our plant to a rail siding 17 kilometers away. We’ll be shipping 15 biomass railcars, five days a week to our storage terminal at a port in Quebec. And our offtake is based on a shipment every five weeks.”

The production facility will be built in the Prescott industrial park just north of the community of 5,500 people. “We’ll employ 60 people and, with a 2:1 indirect to direct employment metric, drive another 120 jobs in the region,” he said. “We are welcomed in an area that has suffered with the downturn in the wood business.