Pacific BioEnergy has operated in Prince George since 1994. Pacific BioEnergy employs 55 people in its Prince George plant and office and generates another 50 indirect jobs. The plant produces about 550,000 tons of wood pellets annually. Pacific BioEnergy supplies pellets to the University of Northern BC (UNBC) to heat the I.K. Barber Enhanced Forestry Lab, two on-campus residence buildings, and the UNBC Childcare Centre. Pacific BioEnergy also supplies pellets to the PG Humane Society. Staff and volunteers prefer to use wood pellets in place of chemically based kitty-litter for cats in care. PBEC supports a variety of special events throughout the year including the PG Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Pacific BioEnergy has also been a longtime sponsor of the Canadian Bioindustry Conference and Exhibition which is held in Prince George every second year.