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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

  • Sustainable

    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

Association News and Publications

 

The Argus Biomass Trading Conference in London, England, held annually in April, has gained a reputation as one of the “must-attend” gatherings of international power utilities, traders, ports, terminals, ocean shippers, pellet producers, equipment manufacturers and other sectors of the international wood pellet industry. This year’s event lived up to its billing. About 15 WPAC members made the trip to London.

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The European Union Emissions Trading System is the largest multi-country, multi-sector greenhouse gas emissions trading system in the world. So how is this relevant to wood pellets? The short answer is that it is meant to make coal too expensive for power generators. Well then, how well is it working?

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In April 2013, Drax completed the conversion of the first of three coal boilers to fire exclusively on biomass. In April 2013, Drax completed the conversion of the first of three coal boilers to fire exclusively on biomass. On Dec. 9, U.K. energy secretary Edward Davey visited the Drax Power Station to celebrate Drax becoming one of Europe’s biggest renewable electricity generators.

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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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  • Ontario offers working groups on wood heating

    July 25, 2014, North Bay, Ont. - The Ontario Ministry of Environment is working in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Confederation College’s OPG BioEnergy Learning and Research Centre, on a Wood Heating Systems <3MW[…]

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  • More energy from a litre of biofuel

    July 25, 2014, Enschede, Netherlands - Oil produced from biomass - such as wood chips or plant residues - seldom has the same quality and energy content as ‘classical’ crude oil. A new, simple catalyst, developed at the University of[…]

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  • Industry welcomes biomass emissions calculator

    July 24, 2014, London, England - The UK’s biomass energy sector has welcomed the publication of a bioenergy ‘carbon calculator’ by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as a demonstration that biomass can help in the fight against[…]

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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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