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Efficient and Plentiful Production

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Wood Pellet Association of Canada members are world leaders in the design and operation of modern pellet plants.

They are also volume producers, as the size and number of wood pellet producers continues to grow across Canada.

As of March 2012, there were 42 active plants in Canada, with 12 more in construction and 10 others on the drawing board (see a PDF map of Canadian plants, including those proposed and under construction). Most of these are directly linked to bulk shipping options that include both rail and specially designed deep-water port facilities on two coasts. They are ready and tuned for the development of export and Canadian bulk pellet markets (see full report on the potential Canadian market for power generation)

The industry has matured, making WPAC members a reliable, seasoned pellet source.

Pellets by Numbers

  • Annual capacity: 3 million tonnes
  • Export volumes: 1.9 million tonnes
  • Ash content - pellets: 0.4-0.5%
  • Ash content – coal: 8.5-10.9%
  • Moisture content: 5-10%
  • Energy value: 18.5-20 GJ/tonne

Trebio Pellet

Trebio in western Quebec, has a production capacity of 130,000 tons.

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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

  • Enerkem gets $3.5M boost for final phase of Edmonton facility

    Nov. 17, 2017 - Enerkem is receiving $3.5 million from the federal government for the final phase of its municipal waste-to-biofuel facility in Edmonton. The funding through the Western Innovation (WINN) initiative supports Enerkem's installation of a methanol-to-ethanol conversion unit.Enerkem's Edmonton facility[…]

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  • Feasibility studies underway for Sarnia green methanol project

    Nov. 8, 2017 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has commenced a COMM SCI project with Advanced Chemical Technologies Inc. (AChT), Waterloo, Ont., that will see AChT complete technical and economic feasibility studies to address commercial barriers to construct a green[…]

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  • Wastewater treatment among financed projects in Alberta

    Nov. 8, 2017 - Nearly a dozen Canadian companies are set to field test or redouble research and development efforts on 11 separate clean technology projects following a major round of financing from government-affiliated groups at both the federal 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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