Canadian Biomass Magazine

International Workshop on Pellet Safety launched

December 10, 2012
By European Pellet Council

December 10, 2012, Brussels, BE - The European Biomass Association and the European Pellet Council announced the First International Workshop on Pellet Safety, to take place in March of 2013 in Austria.

The workshop, endorsed by the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, will take place at the Binderholz Wood Industry in Fügen, a large sawmill complex with a 100,0000-tonne pellet production plant, biomass CHP and conference facility.

Wood pellet manufacturing, handling and use for energy pose serious safety issues. Wood dust can lead to explosions and fires, pellets in storage can heat up, generate CO and even self-ignite. Safety and health issues can also occur in the supply chain and during end use as fuel in power plants and heating devices.
“This workshop should be the starting point of a dedicated effort of the wood pellet sector to enhance safety throughout the entire supply chain and use. The workshop will promote the exchange of know-how on measures to enhance safety, identify common issues that require further research and establish a network of cooperation in safety issues. The result of the workshop should be recommendations on ‘what needs to be done,’” says an announcement from the organizers.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

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