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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

dust safety

In a processing or manufacturing facility that handles wood or agricultural materials, there can be solid particulates and dusts with varying particle size distributions that exist throughout the process, some of which may be combustible dusts that are explosible in dust cloud form.

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Drax catchment analysis
Canadian pellets are made entirely from sawmill waste, residuals left over from harvesting or low-quality logs.

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WPAC Asian Wood Pellet Conference

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Asian Wood Pellet Conference is coming soon, and you’re invited! Registration is free.

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BC WPAC article
WPAC's Fahimeh Yazdan Panah, Ph.D, works in the laboratory of the Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group (BBRG) at the University of British Columbia. BBRG conducts advanced research and develops innovative solutions for turning wood pellets into high value chemicals and biofuels. Credit: UBC BBRG

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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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Industry News

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  • Renewable Industries Canada welcomes publication of CFS draft regulations

    Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), the country’s leading business coalition of producers of renewable fuels, products, and technology, welcomes the Government of Canada’s publication of draft regulations for the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The draft regulations represent an important step forward[…]

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  • Feds publish proposed Clean Fuel Standard regulation

    On Dec. 20, 2020, the federal government published its proposed rules for the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS), which aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing carbon in the fuel burned for transportation and heating. If adopted, the CFS[…]

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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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Argus Wood Pellet Index

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