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    Only 9% of the world’s forest are certified. Over 42% of them are in Canada, making it an ideal source for sustainable wood pellets. | Read More

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    WPAC members rely on sawmill waste and forest harvest residuals for the bulk of their fibre supply, allowing 100% resource use. | Read More

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July 27, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), together with media partner Canadian Biomass magazine, will hold its AGM and conference at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in Vancouver on Sept. 18–19, 2018.



brad livingston 305This year’s keynote speaker is Brad Livingstone. Brad will share his experience working for natural gas pipeline company and being involved in a potentially life-ending incident on the job that was 100 per cent preventable. During his presentation, the audience will hear words like perspective, attitude, short-cut, pride and complacency. You will learn how each of these played a role in the actions that led to his injuries, and how those injuries have affected every day of the rest of his life.

Since 2014, WPAC members have been dedicated to improving our safety performance. According to Mike Tasker, occupational safety officer with WorkSafeBC, WPAC urgently needed to improve.

"Frankly, you weren’t very good,” he said. “Now, you are among the very best. That should cause your chests to swell. You turned that completely around. We pushed you outside of your comfort zone, but the really cool thing is, you did it. And then you started to ask us what we wanted you to do next. There wasn’t just a willingness to reach compliance — the least safe you could be to meet our standards — you started striving for excellence. That, for me, was the TSN Turning Point.”

Now that WPAC’s members have achieved such success, we can’t afford to be complacent. We must continue to improve and reinforce our positive safety culture. That is why we have invited Brad Livingstone to speak to us. He will remind us of the impact of accidents on workers and their loved ones and inspire us to reach the goal of being an accident-free industry.

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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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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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  • KnipBio appoints Russ Heissner as senior VP

    Aug. 17, 2018 - KnipBio Inc., a biotechnology company developing premium sustainable aquafeed ingredients, announced today that Russ Heissner has joined the company’s management team as senior vice-president of business development and operations.Russ has a distinguished career in commercializing industrial[…]

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  • Drax plans to capture CO2 to carbonate beer

    Drax plans to capture CO2 to carbonate beer Aug. 14, 2018 - Some pub goers may have felt a bit flat earlier this summer when a shortage of carbon dioxide gas threatened the availability of beer in Britain’s pubs. But now the country’s biggest power station has met with[…]

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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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