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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

The English version of a Swedish handbook on silo fires is currently available, and according to WPAC's Staffan Melin along with a health and safety handbook from IEA will serve as a stepping stone for developing new international safety standards for pellets. 

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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has released a position paper outlining the historical growth and significance of BC's wood pellet sector, and detailing the changes needed to BC's fibre allocation regime if the sector is to remain competitive.

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Registration has ended for the workshop on Logistics and Export Strategies in Eastern Canada, to be held in Montreal on July 9, 2013 at event sponsor CN’s Montreal headquarters. The organizing committee is very pleased to see the great interest that the industry has shown for this event.

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Registration continues for the workshop on Logistics and Export Strategies in Eastern Canada, to be held in Montreal on July 9 at event sponsor CN's Montreal headquarters. 

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Pellet industry stakeholders have long wondered why this wonderful heating option is so slow to develop in Canada. There are several reasons, but first let’s back up a little.

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Safety

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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Industry News

  • Alliance BioEnergy offers to buy Florida ethanol plant

    Feb. 22, 2017 - Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. has submitted an offer to purchase a 145 plus acre ethanol plant previously owned by INEOS New Planet Bioenergy in Vero Beach, Fla.If successful the company will begin to retrofit the front end[…]

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  • Maine biomass power plant changes hands

    Feb. 21, 2017 - Sherman Development, a closed 24 megawatt biomass power generation station in Maine, could restart as early as June, according to its new owner. 42 Railroad Ave LLC CEO Steven C. Johnson announced the finalization of the[…]

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  • Convert Alberta coal plants to biomass: researchers

    Feb. 15, 2017 - Alberta is in a prime position to convert its coal-burning plants to biomass fuel in order to meet its climate targets at a low cost by using existing coal-firing infrastructure.This is the argument four University of[…]

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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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