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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 fibre supply issue in BC is not unlike that old Peanuts gag where Lucy keeps pulling the ball on poor Charlie Brown.

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Jan. 26, 2015 - For those off the gas grid, wood pellets offer a Canadian-made, carbon-neutral way to heat their operations. The annual Canadian Wood Pellet Heating Conference is the opportunity in 2015 to find out more about the automated technology and applications around this proven energy source.

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Global wood pellet consumption will be about 24 million tonnes in 2014. More than 80 per cent will be consumed in the European Union (EU) for heat and power generation. Europeans like wood pellets for home heating because they are cheaper than the alternatives – gas, oil, or electricity. And they use wood pellets to replace coal in power generation because pellets are cleaner and can greatly reduce GHG emissions.

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Presentations from the sold out 2014 WPAC Conference and AGM in Vancouver are now available for download.

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Wood pellets are designed to burn – they're made from highly combustible dust that is pressed into pellet form and must be treated with care to prevent this fuel from lighting before it has been added to the boiler.

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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

  • BC tech companies win farm innovation challenge

    March 22, 2017 - Two B.C. companies that have developed unique biomass solutions for the agriculture industry are among the four winners of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and the BC Innovation Council’s Innovation Challenge. Vancouver’s Boost Environmental Systems developed[…]

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  • Editorial: Alternative bio-facts?

    March 21, 2017 - A recent report on the carbon neutrality of biomass has ruffled some feathers in the biomass community. The Impacts of the Demand for Woody Biomass for Power and Heat on Climate and Forests, a report created[…]

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  • Calgary Transit weighs switch to renewable diesel

    March 20, 2017 - Candaxa Energy, a renewable fuels company based in Calgary, is pitching to city councillors the idea of Calgary Transit switching to renewable diesel. According to a report from the Calgary Sun, Candaxa's Jeff Brookman says the[…]

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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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