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October 2, 2015
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Call for nominations – WPAC Board of Directors

WPAC is now accepting nominations for anyone interested in joining our Board of Directors. The WPAC AGM will be held on November 3rd in Halifax. >> Read full article

Statistics: Canada and USA pellet exports

For the seven months ending July 31, 2015, Canada has exported 886,860 tonnes of wood pellets compared to 2,271,517 tonnes from the United States. >> Read full article

Canadian pellet production capacity

WPAC has updated the list of Canadian pellet plants and their production capacities using publicly available sources. >> Read full article

South Korea wood pellet trade barrier

Learn about the work being done by WPAC to help remove trader barriers that currently prevent pellet producers from exporting to South Korea. >> Read full article

B.C. fibre supply issue

In a September 16 news release, Forests Minister Steve Thomson announced measures to increase the use of residue fibre in British Columbia. >> Read full article

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South Korea wood pellet trade barrier solved

In early September, Gordon Murray, together with representatives from NRCAN and the Canadian embassy in Seoul, met with Korean officials to discuss the wood pellet import restrictions and Korean wood pellet quality and testing standards. >> Read full article

Dutch sustainability situation

From September 15th to 19th, Gordon Murray of WPAC and Dave Patterson of BC Forestry Innovations Investment (FII) joined members of the Canadian Embassy In Belgium to discuss sustainability issues with Dutch officials. >> Read full article

Back Biomass campaign - UK

For the past several years, WPAC has participated with USIPA and the UK power utilities in the Back Biomass campaign. >> Read full article

WPAC Safety Committee – Updated Work Plan

WPAC’s safety committee was established in May 2014 as a result of the need to improve industry performance related to combustible dust. >> Read full article

WPAC AGM and Conference – Hotel rooms selling fast

Hotel rooms for the WPAC AGM and Conference in Halifax are selling out fast, with one block of rooms already completely sold out. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

WPAC AGM 2015: Fuelling the future

Nov. 3-5, 2015
Location: Halifax, N.S. >> More Info

International Fiber/Wood-Based Panels Conference 2015

Nov. 11, 2015
Location: Chicago, Ill. >> More Info

BCN - AI Bio Conference

Nov. 22, 2015
Location: Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alb. >> More Info

CRFA Canadian Bioeconomy Conference

Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2015
Location: Vancouver, B.C. >> More Info

Gordon Murray will be happy to answer any comments or questions about this newsletter.

Gordon Murray | Executive Director, Wood Pellet Association of Canada
Tel/mob: +1 250 837 8821