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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 Korean market offers huge potential for bulk wood pellet producers on the west coast, as the country looks increasingly to renewable energy - and it uses a ton of energy for a country this size.

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The European pellet market is huge, and someone has to keep track of all that product. WPAC member European Bulk Services of Rotterdam is part of that solution.

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As OPG looks to co-firing or 100% biomass as some plants, Ontario must open its borders to pellets from the rest of Canada and elsewhere.

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Canada’s new plans to phase out coal-fired electricity could be accelerated by learning from Europe's experience. Co-firing pellets to replace up to 30% of coal is a good start, and torrefaction may help down the road.

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Canada should follow Europe’s lead and co-fire wood pellets in its coal-fired power plants. The move would use a readily-available and sustainable resource to meet demands to reduce emissions and move away from fossil fuels.

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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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