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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

  • FPInnovations CEO Pierre Lapointe steps down

    May 25, 2017 - Yvon Pelletier, chairman of the board of directors for FPInnovations, announced today that Pierre Lapointe will be stepping down from his position as president and CEO.A selection process will be started over the next few weeks[…]

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  • Dalhousie plans to revamp biomass energy system

    May 25, 2017 - Things are heating up at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus with news of a substantial rejuvenation of the 30-year old biomass energy plant and steam distribution system. On Tuesday, Dalhousie’s Board of Governors approved a $24.2[…]

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  • Algae shoes: Bloom partners with shoe company

    May 24, 2017 - A London-based shoe company has partnered with San Diego-based Bloom, a company that produces foam from algae, to create shoes made with algal biomass.Vivobarefoot will be selling shoes that are made with Bloom algae foam in[…]

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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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