Veolia-Fengate has completed a biomass facility located in Merritt, British Columbia. It is considered to be one of the largest such facilities in North America.
Utilizing Columbia Industries Bulk Product Tippers, the 40 MW electrical production capacity is enough to power almost 40,000 Canadian households.
Two Columbia Tippers are onsite at this biomass plant. Built custom for Veolia, the Tippers include full 40-ft decks and powered by 75hp electric motors, they can dump 50 tons every 3 minutes and work continuously all day to provide maximum throughput. The facility will consume 307,000 metric tons of biomass a year, converting sawmill and logging waste from the British Columbia forestry industry and trees killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic into electricity.