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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

Presentations from the 2012 Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) Annual General Meeting are now available. The series ranges from an industry state of the union to European market forecasts, research summaries, torrefaction, international market trends, eastern Canadian pellet situation, logistics of eastern exports to Europe, and more.

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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada welcomed seven new members to the association on the eve of its annual general meeting and conference , which began November 27 in Quebec City. Joining are Scott Weatherford and Mark Semeniuk of Atco Wood Prodcuts Ltd., Knud Jensen and Oleh Kabanov of Canfornav, Peter Grayton of McKeil Marine Ltd. and Thomas Logan and Peter Oatman of Protocol Biomass Corporation.

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According to the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) executive director Gordon Murray, the 2012 Annual General Meeting is sold out. Slated for Quebec City November 27-28, the gathering includes presentations on a wide range of topics.

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Canada’s new regulations for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-fired electricity were released by Environment Minister Peter Kent on September 5, 2012. They may be weaker than some predicted, but as WPAC executive director Gord Murray reports, they create opportunities to grow the domestic pellet market.

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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference is slated for November 27 and 28 in beautiful old Quebec City. This year's gathering includes a tour, networking evening, conference, and supplier showcase. Housed in the stunning Chateau Laurier boutique hotel inside the walled city, the WPAC AGM and Conference preliminary agenda has been set.

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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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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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  • RICanada calls Clean Fuel Standard a 'critical step'

    Dec. 14, 2017 - Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) congratulates Environment and Climate Change Canada on their release of the preliminary Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) regulatory framework, serving as a critical step to achieve the Government of Canada’s ambitious commitment to[…]

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  • Federal Clean Fuel Standard a 'flexible regulation'

    Dec. 14, 2017 - The federal government has released its Clean Fuel Standard with the aim of publishing draft regulations by late next year.Environment and climate change minister Catherine McKenna said the standard will "give Canadians better access to clean[…]

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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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