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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

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

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    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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On July 23, 2014, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) hosted a workshop in Prince George devoted to the issue of combustible dust. The thirty-two participants included representatives of all of WPAC’s BC producing members as well as WorkSafeBC (WSBC). The workshop objectives were to improve the pellet industry’s collective knowledge about combustible dust (CD) management, to hear the results of WSBC’s Phase IV dust inspections, and to learn about WSBC’s new combustible dust policy.

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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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  • Pellet plant feasibility study launched for Miramichi

    August 21, 2014, Miramichi, N.B. – The provincial government’s forestry plan has stimulated a $400,000 private investment from Northern Energy Solutions to examine the potential of constructing a pellet plant in the Miramichi region.

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  • New WPAC AGM agenda released

    August 20, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has released the new agenda for their 2014 AGM, coming to the Marriot Pinnacle hotel in downtown Vancouver November 17-19.

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  • Revelstoke biomass gets huge response

    August 20, 2014, Revelstoke, B.C. – A Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for a biomass facility in Revelstoke, B.C. has been met with a huge response from the industry, with over 50 responses received by the community.

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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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