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    Made from renewable forest byproducts and unmerchantable material, wood pellets from Canada provide a renewable, sustainable fuel source for generations to enjoy. | Read More

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    Only 9% of the world’s forest are certified. Over 42% of them are in Canada, making it an ideal source for sustainable wood pellets. | Read More

  • Renewable

    WPAC members rely on sawmill waste and forest harvest residuals for the bulk of their fibre supply, allowing 100% resource use. | Read More

  • Fossil Fuel Alternative

    Whether on their own or co-fired with coal, wood pellets provide a lower carbon footprint and renewable energy source. | Read More

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    WPAC continues to support R&D in key wood pellet areas like safety, efficiency, fuel stability, energy content and more. | Read More

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The U.K. Energy Act received royal assent from the Queen on Dec. 18, 2013, and could lead to an extra 14 million tonnes of pellet demand.

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Mark November 17 to 19 on your calendars. The Wood Pellet Association of Canada has chosen those dates for a repeat performance of its hugely successful AGM and conference.

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Philosopher George Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is an important lesson for those responsible for fibre allocation in British Columbia.

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Rodenhuize Power Station (RPS), a 240-megawatt biomass fuelled plant located in Ghent, Belgium, is one of the largest consumers of Canadian wood pellets. Formerly a coal power station, the plant was converted in 2011 to operate entirely on wood pellets. RPS is a joint venture between Electrabel (a subsidiary GDF SUEZ that owns 73 per cent) and Ackermans & van Haaren (owning 27 per cent). The project cost an estimated €125 million – about $170 million Canadian. WPAC's Gord Murray reports on his onsite visit.

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With just over two months until the Canadian Wood Pellet Heating Conference opens its doors in Montreal, organizers have released information about the preliminary agenda for the two-day conference.

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  • P.E.I. continues commitment to biomass heating

    April 17, 2014, Charlottetown, P.E.I. - Biomass heat is being used at some government buildings to reducing the province’s fuel costs, according to Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey.

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  • Forestry, bioenergy tour available for conference delegates

    April 17, 2014, Prince George, B.C. - The International Bioenergy Society, FPInnovations and Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat are offering international delegates at the 6th International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition a chance to participate in a private driving tour of[…]

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  • Enerkem finalist in CCEMC Grand Challenge

    April 17, 2014, Montreal, Que. - Enerkem announced that its R D project to convert carbon from industrial waste CO2 and natural gas into chemicals, such as propanol, propionic acid and acrylic acid, has been selected as a finalist in[…]

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The Pellet Advantage

Efficient and Plentiful Production

Wood Pellet Association of Canada members are world leaders in the design and operation of modern pellet plants.

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Innovating our way to a safer, better product

Wood pellets are a safe, reliable modern fuel. But they are still a fuel, requiring care in producing, shipping and storing.

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Renewable and sustainable? Energy really can grow on trees.

There is no single energy source capable of solving our dependence on fossil fuels. Instead we need to look to a mix of new fuels, including wood pellets.

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