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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

It’s been a year filled with development and market growth, as speakers emphasized at the 2018 Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) conference, but Canada has only scratched the surface of reaching Asian markets with Canadian wood pellets.

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Nova Scotia-based Shaw Resources announced today it has acquired ENplus certification for its Eastern Embers Wood Pellets. The company is one of just a few pellet producers in Canada to receive the certification.

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Over nearly 20 years, Premium Pellet in Vanderhoof, B.C., has established itself in Canada and globally as a provider of high-grade white wood pellets for the heating market. The brand is a recognized pellet leader, competing with the likes of Pinnacle Renewable Energy and Pacific BioEnergy in northern B.C.

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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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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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  • Ottawa funds Indigenous bioheat project in Hazelton

    Ottawa funds Indigenous bioheat project in Hazelton Oct. 18, 2018 - The federal government is spending $686,000 to help fund an Indigenous bioheat project in Hazelton, B.C. The funding is the first to be announced under the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program. The project, lead[…]

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  • WorkSafeBC launches awareness campaign about workplace impairment

    WorkSafeBC launches awareness campaign about workplace impairment Oct. 17, 2018 - WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect today.“Impairment in the workplace isn’t a new issue in B.C., but it’s[…]

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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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