Minneapolis, Aug 10 – Environmental engineering firm, Pinnacle Engineering Inc, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member.
“We are pleased to welcome our newest member, Pinnacle Engineering, which has worked closely with the ethanol industry since the 1990s,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
Pinnacle provides a suite of environmental and engineering services to ethanol plants nationwide. These include air, water and waste permitting with Title V/ NSR / PSD, air dispersion modeling, compliance services (SWPPP, SPCC, FRP, TRI, RFS2) and engineering (civil, PSM /RMP, third party engineering reviews and audits, emissions controls).
“Pinnacle’s mission is to provide comprehensive solutions to complex environmental engineering problems. We’ve taken this service approach to the ethanol industry and supporting the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association’s efforts to represent and promote the renewable fuels industry in Minnesota is an integral part of our service,” said Steve Schleicher, Vice President of Industrial Services at Pinnacle.
Based in Minneapolis, Pinnacle also has offices in Rochester (MN), Omaha (NE), Bismark (ND) and Billings (MT).
The company’s environmental services to the ethanol industry expanded in 2016 when the Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security classified Pinnacle as an Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO).
The classification was a result of Pinnacle’s extensive experience in successful emergency response efforts, intensive employee training and development and response equipment procurement.
The OSRO classification allows the company to further assist its clients during emergencies and remediation / restoration services.
“Pinnacle’s 25-year history has largely paralleled the ethanol industry’s tremendous evolution and growth. Many of our staff members have been there for permitting and compliance support every successful step of the way,” said Todd Potas, director of industrial services.
Apart from the ethanol industry, Pinnacle also serves the environmental needs of railroad, industrial, commercial, utility and manufacturing clients.