Pinnacle announces extended off-take contract in Japan

By Pinnacle Renewable Energy | January 12, 2021

Pinnacle Renewable Energy on Jan. 7 announced that it has entered into an extension of a long-term, take-or-pay off-take contract with Mitsubishi Corp. Ltd., a large, diversified trading company in Japan. Under the terms of the extension, Pinnacle will supply 80,000 to 90,000 metric tons per annum of industrial wood pellets to Mitsubishi beginning in Q1 2023. The industrial wood pellets will be used by a biomass power generation plant in Japan.

"We are excited to grow our business with our Asian customers," said Duncan Davies, CEO of Pinnacle. "We have developed a special relationship with Japan and we share their strong commitment to decarbonization and their replacement of fossil fuels with sustainable wood pellets."

Wood pellet usage in Japan has continued to grow alongside the build-out of biomass generating capacity there, providing Pinnacle with a geographically advantaged opportunity to continue expanding in this market.