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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada AGM and Conference is slated for November 27 and 28 in beautiful old Quebec City. This year's gathering includes a tour, networking evening, conference, and supplier showcase. Housed in the stunning Chateau Laurier boutique hotel inside the walled city, the WPAC AGM and Conference preliminary agenda has been set.


November 27
We are trying to arrange a visit to the Cité Verte district heating system - an urban central heating system composed of four boilers using wood pellets for space and domestic water heating (see the Sept/Oct issue of Canadian Biomass for details). This wil be followed by a networking cocktail at the Chateau Laurier.

November 28

  • Executive director's report on 2012 accomplishments
  • Update on research activites
  • Eastern Canadian logistics study
  • Joint Canadian co-firing study with CCPC
  • Review of carbon balance project being conducted with European partners
  • Review of European Initiative Wood Pellet Buyers activities
  • Canadian coal power emissions regulation and implications for Canadian industrial market
  • Review of Canadian domestic market
  • Review of international markets
  • Evolving European sustainability requirements
  • Supplier showcase
  • IMO fire extinguishing update
  • Business plan for 2013
  • Election of officers


Supplier Showcase
We would like to give associate members an opportunity to give short (ten minute) presentations to promote their products and services to the producing members.  We will have room in the agenda for six suppliers.  If you are interested, please contact me.  Note - this opportunity is limited to members only.

 

Location

Hôtel Château Laurier Québec
1220 Place George-V ouest
Québec City (QC) G1R 5B8
Tel.: (418) 522-3848 #649
Fax: 418 648-9929
web: http://hotelchateaulaurier.com/en/
 
We have arranged a special room rate of $134.  The confirmation number 10368 must be provided.
 
Registration and Cost
All those wishing to attend (including WPAC members) must register. The registration cost is$50.00 plus tax. To register please click here.

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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

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As important a role as Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions play, we also need to focus on noxious emissions versus coal.

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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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