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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

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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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  • FutureMetrics hires Kurt Malzer

    FutureMetrics hires Kurt Malzer FutureMetrics recently hired Kurt Malzer, a 25-year veteran in the wood products sector. Malzer has worked in a variety of roles including engineering, marketing, sales, operations and senior management. His career in wood processing began in 1991 when he took[…]

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  • Little Bobtail Lake fire continues to burn

    Little Bobtail Lake fire continues to burn May 19, 2015 - The RCMP are currently investigating the starting point of the Little Bobtail Lake fire, which has grown into a 250-sq.-km. forest fire southwest of Prince George, B.C. According to a recent article by the CBC, the[…]

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  • Alberta could kick coal habit under NDP

    May 15, 2015 — Rachel Notley’s sweeping election victory in Alberta has raised the possibility of big changes for the future of coal in the province. The premier-designate has yet to comment on the issue since being elected, but she[…]

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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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