Plant Operator Donald White Wins WPAC’s Safety Hero Award

Congratulations to Donald White, who is being recognized this month by the Wood Pellet Association of Canada as a Safety Hero for his significant contributions to making the workplace safer and better for others. Donald is a plant operator at Shaw Renewables in Hardwood Lands, Nova Scotia, whose upstanding work ethic and commitment to the […]

WPAC Releases 2024 Spring Newsletter

Welcome to the Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Spring 2024 newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading it and we welcome your feedback. This Quarter’s Headlines Safety First Focus Read the 2024 Spring Newsletter.

New Study Shows the Potential of Mixing Woody Biomass Sources in a Hammermill

Research completed in cooperation between the Wood Pellet Association of Canada and UBC’s Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group found that hammer milling a heterogenous mix of feedstock consisting of unground forest residue, unground sawdust, ground forest residue and ground sawdust is possible without any loss of productivity. Post-doctoral researcher, Dr. Jun Sian Lee conducted the study to […]

R&D Positions Canada’s Pellet Sector for Long-Term Success

At the Wood Pellet Association of Canada we are constantly seeking ways to be ahead of the curve. That’s why we expend a significant amount of our time building partnerships that leverage our collective strengths and collaborate on R&D to position our sector for long-term success. We’ve been fortunate over the years to have strategic […]

Canada-Taiwan Collaboration: Green Energy and Wood Pellets

In March 2024, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) and some of its members visited Taiwan on a trade mission, visiting prospective customers and their facilities and participating in a one-day conference on exploring the potential of the Taiwanese market. WPAC, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei and the Taiwan Bio-energy Technology Development Association […]

Gordon Murray Named 2024 Canadian Biomass Champion of the Year

Gordon Murray’s path from a forestry operations manager to an acclaimed leader in the bioenergy sector as executive-director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) reflects a career marked by significant transitions and a passion for sustainability. Murray was honoured as the 2024 Champion of the Year at the Canadian Biomass Awards. After graduating […]

WPAC holds Drum Dryer Symposium to Develop Best Practices for Safer Operations

Over 100 people from across Canada participated in the online Drum Dryer Symposium on April 4, 2024, to hear from producers and subject matter experts on their learnings and experiences, the current state, and new approaches to drum dryer safety. The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) hosted the event in collaboration with the BC Forest Safety […]

Europe Continues to Lead in the Global Development of Pellet and Bioenergy Sector

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) was invited to moderate a session at the European Pellet Conference in Wels, Austria, in March 2024. Leading international speakers presented the latest market trends, policies, technologies, and innovations, providing an important avenue for Canadian pellet producers and associations to stay on top of developments in the pellet and bioenergy […]

WPAC’s First Safety Heroes Announced

Congratulations to Premium Pellet’s Buddy (William) Berg and Cody Braun, the first Safety Heroes recognized by the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) for their significant contributions to making the workplace safer and better for others. Read more.