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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

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass, held the Process Safety Workshop on Bow Tie Analysis at the Prince George, B.C., Civic Centre on Nov. 13, 2019. Fifty participants, including pellet plant operators, maintenance personnel, and representatives from insurance companies, universities, fire detection equipment suppliers, and WorkSafeBC, attended the event. The workshop was facilitated by WorkSafeBC’s Jenny Colman, ergonomist/human factors specialist, Mike Tasker, occupational safety officer, Geoff Thomson, occupational safety officer and Jennifer Fung, senior engineer.

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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Safety Committee, in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass magazine, are hosting a workshop on process safety bow tie analysis.

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With new pellet plants coming online, potentially favourable government policies in the pipeline, and growing global demand for wood pellets, Canada’s pellet sector is poised to significantly contribute to the global low-carbon economy. But, as speakers at the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) conference reminded us, there are several uncertainties that will dictate the growth of the pellet sector in the years to come.

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For the past year or so, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has been working on trying to get European biomass boiler standards accepted in Canada so that we can grow our domestic pellet market. There are no Canadian manufacturers of small scale wood pellet boilers.

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Canadian associations call for a national ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’ to leverage innovation and sustainable resources to secure investment in the production and use of clean fuels.

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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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  • Report: biofuels could play ’significant role’ in accelerating shipping’s decarbonization

    The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) yesterday launched the report “The Role of…

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  • Neste to supply SAF to KLM, reduce CO2 emissions

    KLM has purchased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights…

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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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