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  1. What is central heating with pellets all about?

    Category: General/WPAC News

    Trumpeter Camp, a dormitory and dining facility for 93 oil field workers in Norman Wells, N.W.T., is fully heated using wood pellet boilers. Photo credit: Brian Lickoch, Green Energy NWT Inc. For more ...
    Thursday, 15 October 2020
  2. Canada's wood pellet industry: leading the way in certified fibre

    Category: General/WPAC News

    Figure 1. Sawdust trailers being unloaded at a Canadian wood pellet plant Canada is a leading supplier of wood pellets from certified sustainable and legal sources. Today, electric power stations in ...
    Wednesday, 29 July 2020
  3. Achieving a balance: Canada’s wood pellets come from sustainably managed forests

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... That’s why customers requiring sustainable biomass products have confidence in the Canadian wood pellet sector. Canada has a proven record of sound forest stewardship, with more than 90 per cent of its ...
    Wednesday, 22 July 2020
  4. Canada’s wood pellets: a responsible source of clean energy

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... That’s why customers requiring sustainable biomass products have confidence in the Canadian wood pellet sector. The Canadian wood pellet sector exists primarily to make better use of forests that are already ...
    Wednesday, 15 July 2020
  5. To lower GHG emissions, BC should prioritize solid biofuels for heat

    Category: General/WPAC News

    The wood pellet industry employs 2,500 British Columbians. Photo courtesy Pinnacle Renewable Energy. In 2018, the Government of British Columbia released its Clean Energy Plan, promising to create opportunities ...
    Monday, 13 July 2020
  6. Indigenous communities in Canada: a key part of sustainable biomass energy

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... in front of us. Increasing economic ties with Indigenous people is a huge opportunity for Canada’s wood pellet sector.  As a result of political and legal changes, more and more Indigenous communities ...
    Thursday, 18 June 2020
  7. Pacific Bioenergy leads the way with salvage and reforestation program

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... for this purpose. Before the arrival of the wood pellet sector, the burned trees from the Bobtail Lake fire would have been left to decay over many years, slowly emitting carbon to the atmosphere and ...
    Monday, 01 June 2020
  8. Untying the Gordian Knot: changing pellet boiler standards would benefit Canadians

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... of absolutely no benefit to the Canadian wood pellet sector. Canada’s National Standardization Body (NSB), the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), does work with CEN “to achieve technical harmonization, ...
    Thursday, 21 May 2020
  9. Great pellets: Nova Scotia wood pellet plant invests in safety and versatility

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... wood pellet producers are taking measured steps to reinvigorate a 22-year-old plant with a shaky past but a bright future under new ownership. The plant, located in Upper Musquodoboit about 90 kilometres ...
    Thursday, 21 May 2020
  10. WPAC report: Key takeaways from the IEACCC’s biomass co-firing workshop

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... year of wood chips. Chugoku plans to increase the rate of co-firing to 10 per cent, using 300,000 tonnes per year of wood pellets sourced from Canada, the U.S. and Australia. This will require modifications ...
    Thursday, 21 May 2020
  11. Keeping the conversation going: results of WPAC’s second social media campaign

    Category: General/WPAC News

    The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) recently completed another social media campaign. The main goals of the campaign were to build awareness of wood pellets as a sustainable and viable source ...
    Friday, 17 April 2020
  12. Demonstrating the sustainability of using woody biomass for electricity

    Category: General/WPAC News

    From Feb. 25-27, Gordon Murray, executive director of WPAC, attended the IEA Clean Coal Centre’s (IEACC) workshop on co-firing biomass with coal in Kokura, Japan, where the Wood Pellet Association of ...
    Monday, 13 April 2020
  13. Key takeaways from WPAC’s bow tie analysis workshop

    Category: General/WPAC News

    The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass, held the Process Safety Workshop on Bow Tie Analysis at the Prince George, B.C., Civic ...
    Monday, 25 November 2019
  14. WPAC conference identifies opportunities, challenges to growing pellet industry

    Category: General/WPAC News

    With new pellet plants coming online, potentially favourable government policies in the pipeline, and growing global demand for wood pellets, Canada’s pellet sector is poised to significantly contribute ...
    Friday, 11 October 2019
  15. Clean fuel and electric vehicle use in Canada can reduce GHGs by over 50 million tonnes by 2030

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), Canadian Biogas Association (CBA), Canadian Gas Association (CGA), Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) and Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), represent a significant ...
    Thursday, 05 September 2019
  16. Proposed CFS regulations overlook solid biofuels: WPAC

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... in 2021, with final regulations in 2022. Proposed regulations for liquid fuels Together with other energy stakeholders, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has been providing input to Environment ...
    Thursday, 29 August 2019
  17. Making a difference with wood pellets

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... this one tone by cycling, you would need to ride a long, long way – almost 11,000 kilometres. This is hard, depressing work! But if you are in the business of producing wood pellets, and those pellets ...
    Tuesday, 27 August 2019
  18. WPAC makes progress promoting key priorities

    Category: General/WPAC News

    ... Keihin Biomass Power Plant and met with our Japanese customers and other participants in the wood pellet supply chain. WPAC met with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and also ...
    Monday, 12 August 2019
  19. Best practices, reality checks at Wood Products Safety Summit

    Category: General/WPAC News

    Despite frequent laughs shared by attendees at the annual Wood Products Safety Summit held in Prince George, B.C., this week, it was clear safety is serious business for the industry. Nearly 100 attendees ...
    Friday, 14 June 2019
  20. Pioneer, entrepreneur and leading scientist Staffan Melin retires

    Category: General/WPAC News

    April 3, 2019 - After 25 years in the wood pellet industry, Staffan Melin, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s director of research, has retired effective March 31, 2019. Melin’s career in the wood ...
    Wednesday, 03 April 2019
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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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  • Drax, GB Railfrieght, extend contract to transport biomass

    GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Drax have agreed to extend their contract to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire until 2025. Teams at GBRf have worked closely with Drax for the past[…]

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  • Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 3

    Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 3 [Editor’s note: this article is the third in a series of four. Part 4 online next week.] In early 2020, CanmetENERGY, part of Natural Resources Canada, carried out interviews with nine pioneering rural and remote communities that have installed bioenergy[…]

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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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