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  • Wood Products Safety Summit

    The Wood Pellet Association of Canada, together with Canadian Forest Industries, Canadian Biomass, and Pulp & Paper Canada, will be hosting this year’s Wood Products Safety Summit in Prince George, B.C. on June 9, 2020. The event will be held at[…]

  • Canadian Bioeconomy Cooperative R&D Partnering Mission to Germany

    The German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) is hosting a Bioeconomy Workshop, including a matchmaking with business/research partners in March 2020. They would like to invite Canadian SMEs to apply for it. Please find further information on the workshop here. Note[…]

  • Digital Dust Safety Conference 2020

    Join us on Feb. 24, 2020, as we begin a four-day digital conference highlighting the latest developments in education, equipment, compliance, and safety in industries generating, handling, or transporting combustible dust. Two-day industry training: The Digital Dust Safety Conference will[…]

  • 2020 Value of Biogas West Conference

    The 2020 Value of Biogas West Conference will be taking place January 14-15 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver. It will begin with a half-day Biogas/Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Workshop. Join us to discuss government plans, strategies and standards[…]

  • Process Safety Workshop: Bow Tie Analysis

    The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)’s Safety Committee, in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass Magazine, are hosting a workshop as a part of process safety management series, on Bow Tie Analysis. WPAC and WorkSafeBC are collaborating[…]

  • EUBCE 2020

    The European Biomass Conferences and Exhibition has grown from a small research community biomass conference more than 30 years ago to a well-established international conference, tackling challenges ranging from biomass growth and biomass conversion to bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts, sustainability[…]

  • DEMO International 2021

    The Board of Directors of the Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is proud to officially announce that its flagship event, DEMO International, will be held outside the Ottawa/Gatineau area, Canada, on September 18-16, 2021. SBC Cedar (SBC) with sawmills in Quebec[…]

  • WPAC AGM & Conference 2020

    The Wood Pellet Association of Canada Conference and AGM is Canada’s largest gathering of the Canadian wood pellet industry. Each year, the event attracts hundreds of wood pellet, biomass and bioenergy professionals from across the country, as well the U.S.,[…]

  • National Bioenergy Day

    On October 23, 2019, participating organizations will open their doors to their communities to demonstrate the many benefits that bioenergy provides on the local level.

  • International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference – IBBC 2019

    IBBC 2019 is for individuals serious about advancing their knowledge and skills of bioenergy and bioproducts. Comprehensive Technical Program – Expert-led and peer-reviewed Global Reach – Attendees come from around the world Networking Events – Face-to-face interaction with other industry[…]

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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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  • Drax, GB Railfrieght, extend contract to transport biomass

    GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Drax have agreed to extend their contract to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire until 2025. Teams at GBRf have worked closely with Drax for the past[…]

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  • Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 3

    Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 3 [Editor’s note: this article is the third in a series of four. Part 4 online next week.] In early 2020, CanmetENERGY, part of Natural Resources Canada, carried out interviews with nine pioneering rural and remote communities that have installed bioenergy[…]

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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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