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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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Power Generation

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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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Industry News

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  • WorkSafeBC launches awareness campaign about workplace impairment

    WorkSafeBC launches awareness campaign about workplace impairment Oct. 17, 2018 - WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect today.“Impairment in the workplace isn’t a new issue in B.C., but it’s[…]

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  • Bioindustrial Innovation Canada partners with IDETR

    Oct. 15, 2018 – Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), a national not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ont., with a goal to help Canada become a globally recognized leader in the field of sustainable technologies, and Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Riviéres (IDETR),[…]

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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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