by Ellen Cools

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 production, shipping and storage. 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 third party reports)

WPAC Safety Committee

To join, please contact Gordon Murray at

2021 Workplan

Every day, WPAC members and their employees work tirelessly to ensure leading safety practices are implemented and embraced. We know we will be measured by our collective efforts as an industry. Our reputation and the trust of regulators, the general public and the families of our employees depend on this. Read our article in Canadian Biomass highlighting our 2020 achievements and 2021 priorities here or click the link below to download the full workplan.

WPAC Past Workplans

WPAC Safety Committee Members

WPAC Shared Resources