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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

  • Innovative

    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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Using a track and field metaphor, Europe has lapped North America in the race to reduce global warming and develop clean renewable energy. The EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) provides the so-called 20-20-20 targets that mandate 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a 1995 base level; 20 per cent reduction in energy consumption; and for 20 per cent of energy to be renewable. This has resulted in Europe becoming the largest global wood pellet market, accounting for 80 per cent of consumption, far ahead of second place, USA, and third place, South Korea.

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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (“WPAC”) is inviting proposals for its Expanding Export Markets Program for the fiscal year April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Interested parties can download the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) document here.

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The fibre supply issue in BC is not unlike that old Peanuts gag where Lucy keeps pulling the ball on poor Charlie Brown.

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Jan. 26, 2015 - For those off the gas grid, wood pellets offer a Canadian-made, carbon-neutral way to heat their operations. The annual Canadian Wood Pellet Heating Conference is the opportunity in 2015 to find out more about the automated technology and applications around this proven energy source.

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Global wood pellet consumption will be about 24 million tonnes in 2014. More than 80 per cent will be consumed in the European Union (EU) for heat and power generation. Europeans like wood pellets for home heating because they are cheaper than the alternatives – gas, oil, or electricity. And they use wood pellets to replace coal in power generation because pellets are cleaner and can greatly reduce GHG emissions.

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  • Converde Energy adds biomass grinding

    July 30, 2015 - Converde Energy USA Inc. reported that it will build and commission a biomass grinding line complete with sizing sieves and testing equipment at its Cambridge, Ont. facility. Since the announcement of its simultaneous grinding and oil[…]

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  • Cascades celebrates 30th anniversary of RDC

    July 22, 2015 - Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Research and Development Centre (RDC). Canada's biggest private research centre in the pulp and paper[…]

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  • USDA accepting applications for BCAP program

    July 15, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) started accepting applications from foresters and farmers seeking financial assistance to harvest and deliver biomass to generate clean energy on June 30, 2015. The financial support comes through the Biomass Crop[…]

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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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