Sign Up to our mailing list

The Voice of Canada’s growing pellet sector
  • Video: Heating with Wood Pellets

    Heating with wood pellets is an effective way to help in the fight against climate change.

  • Video: Wood Pellet Association of Canada

    Existing coal plants can be cost-effectively repurposed to use wood pellet fuel to help the environment and reduce air pollution.

  • Pellets

    Made from renewable forest byproducts and unmerchantable material, wood pellets from Canada provide a renewable, sustainable fuel source for generations to enjoy. | Read More

  • Sustainable

    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

  • Renewable

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

  • Fossil Fuel Alternative

    Whether on their own or co-fired with coal, wood pellets provide a lower carbon footprint and renewable energy source. | Read More

  • Innovative

    WPAC continues to support R&D in key wood pellet areas like safety, efficiency, fuel stability, energy content and more. | Read More

Presentations from the over 25 speakers at the sold-out 2013 Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference are now available for download. Thanks to our presenters for an excellent slate, and to the over 300 people who took part.

Click on the following presentations to learn more, or here to download the entire program.


Canadian Wood Pellet Industry from Coast to Coast

  1. WPAC year in review, Gordon Murray, WPAC
  2. Integrating pellets with forestry, lumber, and energy, Rob Tarcon, Premium Pellet
  3. Experiences of a Quebec pellet producer, Andre Bedard, Granules LG - available soon
  4. The resurrection of Scotia Atlantic Biomass, Michele Rebiere, Viridis Energy
  5. What is necessary for a successful wood pellet export project, Bill Strauss, Future Metrics


Sustainability in a Canadian Context

  1. European biomass sustainability and advocacy issues, Seth Ginther, USIPA
  2. Carbon accounting for wood pellets, Gord Murray, WPAC
  3. The importance of sustainability for a UK generator, Richard Peberdy, Drax Power
  4. Perspective of the new European biomass sustainability requirements, Dave Patterson, CCFM - available soon


Fibre Sourcing

  1. BC wood pellet fibre issues, Don Steele, Pacific Bioenergy
  2. Government perspectives on fibre sourcing for BC pellet operators, Dave Peterson, BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Resource Operations
  3. Canadian wood pellet fibre sourcing: A regional review, Dominik Roser, FPInnovations
  4. Update on North America’s first coal to wood pellet power plant conversion, Brent Boyko, OPG Atikokan


Transportation and Logistics

  1. Review of the eastern Canadian logistics study, Michele Rebiere, Viridis Energy
  2. A railway perspective on improving Canadian wood pellet export, Uri Szyk, CN Rail - Available soon
  3. Exporting from northern BC: Pinnacle and the new Westview Wood Pellet Terminal, Vaughan Bassett, Pinnacle Renewable Energy
  4. Ocean shipping challenges and opportunities, Ben Vandenberghe, CTL Westrans Shipbrokers
  5. Rotterdam: A European biomass hub, Nicole Van Klaveren, Port of Rotterdam


Markets – Part 1

  1. Global situation report, Ruth Sharpe, Argus Biomass Markets
  2. European utility perspective, Jorrit Hachmer, RWE Supply and Trading
  3. Trader’s perspective on the pellet trade in Russia, Asia, and Europe, Arnold Dale, Ekman
  4. Review of the Canadian biomass cofiring study, David Butler, Canadian Clean Power Coalition
  5. Development of emission factors for combustion of biomass as a coal replacement in Canada, Sebnem Madrali, NRC


Markets – Part 2

  1. Growing North American pellet heating markets, Dutch Dresser, Maine Energy Systems
  2. European pellet heat markets, Christian Rakos, European Pellet Council
  3. Successful domestic commercial and institutional pellet projects, Michael Albright, University of New Brunswick, Canadian Bioenergy Centre
  4. Implementing ENplus/CANplus pellet quality certification in Canada, Tamaki Kano, Control Union Canada

Industry Links

Industry Links



Become a Member

Become a Member


WPAC Safety Committee

To find more information about the WPAC Safety Committee and safety resources, please click here

Power Generation


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.


Industry News


  • Mark your calendars! New pellet safety webinar series coming soon

    Safety is the foundation of our pellet industry. Our work around safety never ends; we are constantly striving for new ways to improve safety whether it be the equipment we use or the processes that support good, safe decision making.[…]

  • The role RNG is playing in transitioning Canada toward a carbon-negative future

    The cost to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) is higher than that of conventional natural gas, but a number of factors are helping to reduce the gap. Incentives, regulatory action and innovations introduced by utilities have contributed toward shrinking the[…]


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.


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.


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.


Argus Wood Pellet Index

US$ per metric tonneArgus Wood Pellet Index

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.