Canadian Biomass Magazine

Deputy Minister Peterson to speak at WPAC

October 6, 2013
By Scott Jamieson

wood_pellets_fibre_bcOctober 6, 2013, Vancouver - Fibre supply is a major growth issue for BC's pellet producers, and one that will be addressed head on at the 2013 Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) AGM next month.

As part of a panel on fibre availability, Dave Peterson, deputy minister of forests, lands, and resource operations will address the issue of access to raw materials for bioenergy production. It has been a hot topic of late as BC pellet producers watch producers in the southeast US expand into available export markets thanks to a more flexible fibre supply. See more on this issue here. Other panel members include Don Steele of Pacific Bioenergy and Dominik Roser of FPInnovations.

The meeting occurs November 18-20 in downtown Vancouver, and will feature two full days of conference, preceded by a UBC Pellet Workshop, tour of the Fibreco pellet terminal and more. The event also includes an exhibit area with over 20 industry suppliers on hand to share their expertise.

The conference will be limited to 200 attendees, with current registration well over 100. For more details as well as a full agenda, visit the FPAC website.


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