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  • 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

WPAC Asian Wood Pellet Conference

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Asian Wood Pellet Conference is coming soon, and you’re invited! Registration is free.
WPAC, together with Canadian Biomass and Canada’s Trade Offices in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, is hosting a live online conference: Energizing Asia with Sustainable Low-Carbon Biomass. The conference will be held on Feb. 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).

Join us to learn more about how Canadian wood pellets are fast becoming the gateway to the future of innovation in bioenergy and why they are in demand globally by customers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.

This three-and-a-half-hour conference, including a break at the half-way point, will pack in a lot of information including:
  • A global market review with an emphasis on Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
  • Government policy developments affecting biomass.
  • Evolving Japanese biomass sustainability and GHG requirements.
  • The Canadian wood pellet sustainability story.
  • Results of a Canada-Japan wood pellet greenhouse gas emissions study.
  • Taiwan and other Asian opportunities.
  • Question and answer sessions after each presentation.
The event will draw guests from across North America and Asia, including power utilities, trading companies, ports, stevedoring companies, shipping companies, equipment and service suppliers, pellet producers, research institutions and policy makers. All registrants will automatically be entered into a draw to win a “Canadian Experience” in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan region.

To learn more about the conference, click here. To register, click here.

Be sure to check back frequently for updates!

For more information, contact:
Gordon Murray, Executive Director
Wood Pellet Association of Canada
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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.


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