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  • Video: Heating with Wood Pellets

    Heating with wood pellets is an effective way to help in the fight against climate change.

  • Video: Wood Pellet Association of Canada

    Existing coal plants can be cost-effectively repurposed to use wood pellet fuel to help the environment and reduce air pollution.

  • 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

By Gordon Murray

Together with a large group of member companies, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada participated in the annual CMT Biomass Pellets Trade & Power Conference in Tokyo from May 12–17. WPAC was the platinum sponsor, and reception organizer-sponsor.

 

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By Tamar Atik

July 27, 2018 - A new pellet plant taking shape in Terrace, B.C., is expected to set a new standard in environmental compliance for the industry, if the company and supplier building it have it their way.

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July 27, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), together with media partner Canadian Biomass magazine, will hold its AGM and conference at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in Vancouver on Sept. 18–19, 2018.

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By Gordon Murray

July 18, 2018 - WPAC had a busy week in the United Kingdom during the week of April 16 to 20. We attended two meetings with the UK government, we participated in the annual Argus Biomass 2018 conference, and a group of WPAC members visited Drax Power Station at Selby and Associated British Ports at Immingham. Immingham is one of four UK ports where Canadian wood pellets are unloaded on their way to Drax. The others are the Ports of Tyne, Hull, and Liverpool.

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By Pam Agnew, BC Forest Safety Council

June 18, 2018 - The Wood Products Safety Summit 2018 offered more than 50 delegates a day of diverse presentations on safety – with a clear focus on the value of both increased collaboration and process safety.

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WPAC Safety Committee

The Board of Directors has appointed the Safety Committee to manage the safety objectives of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada ("WPAC"). The Safety Committee works in close cooperation with the BC Forest Safety Council.

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Sustainable power

The vast majority of Canadian wood pellets are made from sawmill residuals - sawdust. The rest are made from the residuals from harvesting operations for sawmills and pulp mills, or low-grade timber from forest industry harvest sites that has no other economic value. Think firewood. Read more...

Breathing easier - pellet emissions vs coal

Sustainability should be top of mind for any company that wants to stay in the game in today’s world.

As important a role as Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions play, we also need to focus on noxious emissions versus coal.

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  • FPAC calls on feds to support investments in forestry

    Aug. 13, 2018 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has shared with the federal government its recommendations to enhance Canadian competitiveness, accelerate innovation and ensure future forests remain healthy in its 2019 pre-budget submission to the House of Commons[…]

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  • Editorial: ‘Don’t wait for government’

    Editorial: ‘Don’t wait for government’ Aug. 7, 2018 - Mayor Anna Tenje of Vaxjo, Sweden, is enormously proud of her city. She lovingly describes sleek wooden apartments built alongside sparkling blue lakes and lush green forests in the municipality of 92,000.But it wasn’t always this[…]

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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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