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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.

With its members, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada continuously strives to find better processes and make safer plants. Together with the BC Forest Safety Council, WPAC is implementing a safety management and audit process that identifies areas of risk and outlines procedures to minimize them. WPAC has also studied off-gassing in transport to reduce those risks (see a full slate of WPAC and thrid party reports here).

 

Pellet transport

Transport safety and stability is one area of WPAC research.

 

Yet it goes beyond safety, as WPAC is currently leading an industry initiative to study the possible benefits of pellet torrefaction, a process to make the fuel more dense and stable. It also continues to work with clients and standards bodies both in Canada and abroad to assure the highest quality and most consistent fuel possible. The goal is a plug in replacement for fossil fuels.

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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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  • Explosion, fire at Pinnacle’s Lavington plant

    Early on May 11, there was an explosion and fire at Pinnacle’s pellet plant in Lavington, B.C. According to Global News, the fire broke out in the dryer system at approximately 3:00 a.m. The plant’s suppression system activated, keeping the[…]

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  • Stena Bulk, GoodFuels complete trial of sustainable marine biofuel

    The 49,646 deadweight tonne (dwt) MR tanker received the first delivery of biofuel oil (BFO) during its recent call at the Port of Rotterdam. The fuel, which GoodFuels launched in 2018, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 83 per cent 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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