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Coal No More: Pushing For Biomass Conversion In Canada

Transitioning away from coal. That was the main theme at Day One of this year’s WPAC conference in the nation’s capital. Executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) Gordon Murray said the industry received the confirmation it needed this morning regarding the government’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions and making bioenergy more […]

Canadian Wood Pellet Industry Lauded For Safety Improvements

A safety meeting that fit inside an office last year has now grown to the size of a convention center. In only a few years’ time, the British Columbia wood pellet manufacturing sector went from one of the worst corporate citizens to one of the best, for employee safety, and broke some molds along the […]

Ontario Power Generation Expands Opportunities For Wood Pellet Producers

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada is proud that one of its members – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) – operates the Thunder Bay Generating Station, which is the only plant worldwide that has been converted from coal firing to employ advanced wood pellets as the sole primary fuel. OPG is seeking to expand its experience […]

USIPA Study: Wood Pellet Fuel Has Low Carbon Impact

The use of woody biomass for power generation, while giving off carbon and green house gas emissions, still produces significant carbon savings with long-term environmental benefits. Those conclusions, embodied in the report released today may still not satisfy biofuel skeptics, since it was prepared for the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association and other members of the […]

Canadian Pellets Hold Certification Advantage

While the growing pellet industry in the U.S. south has some labor and logistical advantages, producers in Canada hold a significant edge in third-party certification. And according to RISI associate bioenergy economist Seth Walker, U.S. pellet exporters will have a hard time closing that gap any time soon. This was among the market forecasts delegates […]

B.C. Port Authority Approves Terminal For Wood Pellet Exports

A B.C. company’s plan to make wood pellets the fuel of choice for more customers in Europe and Asia has been given a boost by regulatory approval for a $42 million terminal project in Prince Rupert. The Prince Rupert Port Authority announced it has approved the Westview Terminal Redevelopment Project, which will include docks and […]

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