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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

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On April 13, Canadian Biomass partnered with FutureMetrics to present a free, one-hour webinar (sponsored by the Wood Pellet Association of Canada) about the potential impact of COVID-19 on the industrial wood pellet industry. More than 230 people tuned in to hear insights from William Strauss, Ph.D., president of FutureMetrics.

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WPAC social media ad

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) recently completed another social media campaign. The main goals of the campaign were to build awareness of wood pellets as a sustainable and viable source of domestic heating and collect comments about wood pellets from Facebook users.  
 

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pellets stock WPAC presentation

From Feb. 25-27, Gordon Murray, executive director of WPAC, attended the IEA Clean Coal Centre’s (IEACC) workshop on co-firing biomass with coal in Kokura, Japan, where the Wood Pellet Association of Canada was a platinum sponsor. Participants in this event included government agencies, regulators, power utilities, biomass and equipment suppliers, consultants and academia.

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In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Gordon Murray, executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) shared how the sector is continuing to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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Alarm Management Workshop

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)'s Safety Committee, in co-operation with the BC Forest Safety Council, WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass magazine, is hosting a workshop on alarm management systems in Prince George, B.C., on April 15, as a part of process safety management series. Poor alarm management is one of the leading causes of unplanned downtime in process industries, contributing billions of dollars in lost production every year.

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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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  • Explosion, fire at Pinnacle’s Lavington plant

    Early on May 11, there was an explosion and fire at Pinnacle’s pellet plant in Lavington, B.C. According to Global News, the fire broke out in the dryer system at approximately 3:00 a.m. The plant’s suppression system activated, keeping the[…]

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  • Stena Bulk, GoodFuels complete trial of sustainable marine biofuel

    The 49,646 deadweight tonne (dwt) MR tanker received the first delivery of biofuel oil (BFO) during its recent call at the Port of Rotterdam. The fuel, which GoodFuels launched in 2018, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 83 per cent and[…]

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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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