Our Commitment

Commitment to Excellence:

Peak Renewables is deeply committed to excellence in everything we do. This is reflected in our day-to-day practices to promote people and planet, as well as the robust third-party certifications we maintain. 

Forest Sustainability: 

Peak Renewables aims to promote the use of renewable energy, reduce wood waste, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The use of woody biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels is a driving force to improve forest utilization, facilitate forest regeneration, reduce the risk of wildfires, and reduce carbon emissions. 

To help implement and achieve our sustainability and climate objectives, Peak Renewables has developed and embraced dedicated, rigorous programs to guide our fiber procurement and sustainable biomass practices. 

Forest Certifications

Our Dothan, Alabama plant has achieved and maintains certification to the Sustainable Biomass Program(SBP), an important standard for both us and our customers. This global certification is committed to high quality and sustainability across every step of pellet production and transportation to customers.

 Learn more about SBP – https://youtu.be/V6YxUToXjmk (this can be integrated as video into the website)

We are also certified through the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) (PEFC/29-31-474), a leading global certification for sustainable forestry practices.  This certification places us in an international community of businesses working to make a positive impact on the planet through our forestry practices.    

Our Sourcing and the Climate

Sourcing sustainably produced wood fiber for our pellets is a critical step in our process.  Our Dothan plant utilizes wood manufacturing residuals – specifically dry shavings – that are a waste or byproduct from primary manufacturing or lumber and other building materials.  Using this waste stream as our feedstock allows Peak Renewables to produce a high-quality product for the market, replacing coal with a sustainably produced substitute for fossil fuels. Our demand for sawmill residuals also ensures that the material from harvested trees is fully maximized.  

As reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their Climate Change and Land Report, sustainable forest management strategies that yielded a variety of forest products, including bioenergy, were the most effective for preventing land use change and maintaining or increasing carbon storage.

It is our commitment to integrate new technologies as they emerge to continue to keep our emissions low and our product quality high.