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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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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

  • WorkSafeBC shares numbers on combustible dust initiative

    June 27, 2017 - In 2016, WorkSafeBC continued its focus on combustible dust and undertook formal inspection initiatives to verify compliance with combustible dust requirements and to ensure the presence of effective combustible dust management programs in all B.C. sawmills.All[…]

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  • BIC invests in bio-based feedstock company Origin Materials

    June 21, 2017 - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has made a COMM SCI investment in Origin Materials, Sacramento, Calif., through BIC’s Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA) investment fund, as part of an investment round that will see Origin construct its first[…]

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  • FPAC welcomes low-carbon economy fund announcement

    June 19, 2017 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) supports the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and her government’s $2 billion dollars in federal funds over the next five years for the Low[…]

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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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