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    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

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada has released a new report outlining opportunities and challenges in the European wood pellet market, including details on each EU country.

Prepared by WPAC research director Staffan Melin, the 72-page report outlines the history and politics of Europe's response to climate change, and how it continues to affect the market demand and price of renewables such as bioenergy. It also discusses the evolving incentive and tax tools that drive this market, and where they may be heading in the future. Topics include:

  • Environmental support schemes and targets
  • E.U. emissions trading systems
  • Feed-in-tariffs
  • Tradable green certificates
  • Tax and investment incentives
  • Carbon taxes
  • Electricity generating stations and co-firing opportunities
  • Global pellet markets
  • Future trends in Europe
  • Pellet trading between Europe and Canada
  • Major European markets, and pellet export and import trends for each.

The report is available to WPAC members and associate members only. To discuss membership opportunities, contact Gord Murray at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or complete the dowloadable membership application form.

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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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  • Report: biofuels could play ’significant role’ in accelerating shipping’s decarbonization

    The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) yesterday launched the report “The Role of…

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  • Neste to supply SAF to KLM, reduce CO2 emissions

    KLM has purchased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights…

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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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