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  • Pellets

    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

Association News and Publications

Presentations from the sold out 2014 WPAC Conference and AGM in Vancouver are now available for download.

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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is pleased to announce that this year’s WPAC Conference & AGM has announced that the event has officially sold out.

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Wood pellets are designed to burn – they're made from highly combustible dust that is pressed into pellet form and must be treated with care to prevent this fuel from lighting before it has been added to the boiler.

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The United Kingdom (UK) has emerged as Canada’s largest market for wood pellets, accounting for one million tonnes in 2013 (63 per cent of Canadian exports) and up from 794 thousand tonnes in 2012. The United Kingdom (UK) has emerged as Canada’s largest market for wood pellets, accounting for one million tonnes in 2013 (63 per cent of Canadian exports) and up from 794 thousand tonnes in 2012. And since the UK market is dominated by large power utilities replacing coal with wood pellets to reduce CO2 emissions, its climate change policy is of vital interest to pellet producers.

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It has been more than two years since the January and April 2012 explosions that destroyed the Babine and Lakeland sawmills in central British Columbia, tragically killing four workers, injuring forty-four more, and putting hundreds out of work.

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  • Rail car retrofits to cost $5.3 B to ethanol

    Dec. 8, 2014 – An economic research group released a report stating that the proposed rules on rail tank cars could cost the U.S. economy as much as $60 billion. The projected costs for the ethanol industry would increase by[…]

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  • National Geographic looks at wood pellets

    Dec. 8, 2014 - The National Geographic is currently tackling a special series on energy issues. One of the issues addressed is the wood pellet industry and its exports from the U.S. into the UK to feed Drax.

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  • Better yield from yeast

    Like all industrial processes, the creation of pulp leaves a residue of waste. To the Canadian forest-products company Tembec, this waste has spawned a sideline business.

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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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