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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

Wood pellet producers finally have a seat at the table as this group determines future directions for wood pellet trading and policies. Topics of discussion will include standards for wood pellet sustainability, specifications, and contracts.

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Pellet exchange would allow wood pellet manufacturers to insure against unpredictable price changes, and consumers to better hedge against changing costs. APX-ENDEX and Port of Rotterdam are proposing to introduce a wood pellet exchange, which should be operational by the fourth quarter of 2011.

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A glimmer of hope has appeared for co-firing wood pellets at Canadian coal plants, as the Canadian Clean Power Coalition has a hard look at the option.

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Denmark is working towards zero fossil fuel use, and the use of biomass, particularly imported wood pellets, is a major part of that strategy. WPAC droped in on several large utilities.

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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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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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Power Generation

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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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  • KnipBio appoints Russ Heissner as senior VP

    Aug. 17, 2018 - KnipBio Inc., a biotechnology company developing premium sustainable aquafeed ingredients, announced today that Russ Heissner has joined the company’s management team as senior vice-president of business development and operations.Russ has a distinguished career in commercializing industrial[…]

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  • Drax plans to capture CO2 to carbonate beer

    Drax plans to capture CO2 to carbonate beer Aug. 14, 2018 - Some pub goers may have felt a bit flat earlier this summer when a shortage of carbon dioxide gas threatened the availability of beer in Britain’s pubs. But now the country’s biggest power station has met with[…]

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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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