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Raw Materials

In Canada, wood pellets are made from material that would otherwise be wasted. This includes sawmill residues -- sawdust, planer shavings, and sometimes even a little bark -- and diseased and insect-killed trees and logging waste that sawmills have left behind in the forest after logging. In some regions, this also includes under-utilized species or tree segments that are not suited for other applications. Our industry turns this waste into clean, renewable, carbon-neutral solid biofuel. This section includes production and export details.

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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

  • Alliance BioEnergy offers to buy Florida ethanol plant

    Feb. 22, 2017 -¬†Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. has submitted an offer to purchase a 145 plus acre ethanol plant previously owned by INEOS New Planet Bioenergy in Vero Beach, Fla.If successful the company will begin to retrofit the front end[…]

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  • Maine biomass power plant changes hands

    Feb. 21, 2017 - Sherman Development, a closed 24 megawatt biomass power generation station in Maine, could restart as early as June, according to its new owner. 42 Railroad Ave LLC CEO Steven C. Johnson announced the finalization of the[…]

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  • Convert Alberta coal plants to biomass: researchers

    Feb. 15, 2017 - Alberta is in a prime position to convert its coal-burning plants to biomass fuel in order to meet its climate targets at a low cost by using existing coal-firing infrastructure.This is the argument four University of[…]

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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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