Pellets
June 5, 2018 - WPAC participated on a wood pellet trade mission to Italy from Feb.19–23. This mission was organized by Ralph Spaans, secondary wood product specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry; Patrizia Giuliotti, trade commissioner for the Embassy of Canada to Italy; and myself.
May 29, 2018 - Pacific BioEnergy’s 350,000-tonnes per year pellet plant in Prince George, B.C., consumes up to 1,200 tonnes of fibre a day, sourced from sawmill and forest residuals as well as low-quality whole logs. A new multi-million dollar installation from Dieffenbacher allows the industrial pellet plant to reduce machine wear and access more fibre sources than ever before.
May 18, 2018 - The Wood Products Safety Summit is taking place on June 6 in Prince George, B.C., as part of this year’s Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Prince George Civic Centre.
May 15, 2018 - WPAC participated on a wood pellet trade mission to Italy from Feb.19–23. This mission was organized by Ralph Spaans, secondary wood product specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry; Patrizia Giuliotti, trade commissioner for the Embassy of Canada to Italy; and myself. There were 16 participants including representatives of wood pellet producers from B.C., Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia; Ontario First Nations; banking and finance; and certification/inspection companies.
May 9, 2018 - The annual European Pellet Conference (EPC) took place in Wels, Austria from February 27 to March 1, 2018. Scott Bax of Pinnacle Renewable Energy, John Arsenault, WPAC’s Director of Market Access and Promotion, and I participated. The EPC is one of the largest annual global wood pellet events with about 560 participants. The event focusses mainly on the commercial and residential applications for wood pellets. Speakers and participants come from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.
May 4, 2018 - Biothermic has announced the addition of a second bulk wood pellet delivery truck to its fleet. Garaged at the Thunder Bay office, this brand new international truck is equipped with a self contained silo, blower and on-board weighing system designed and built by Tropper of Austria.
April 30, 2018 - All aboard! Registration is now open for the annual WPAC AGM & Conference! Get the most up-to-date information on wood pellet certifications at this year's event, Sept. 17–19, in Vancouver, B.C.
April 24, 2018 - Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced on Thursday that it has entered into a long-term, take-or-pay off-take contract with Ube Industries Ltd., a diversified Japanese conglomerate with annual revenues of approximately US$6 billion.
April 18, 2018 - Skeena Sawmills has confirmed its plans to construct a pellet plant at its sawmill site in Terrace, B.C., to handle the mill's residuals that are currently sent to a landfill.
April 17, 2018 - Drax Group, owner of the largest power station in Western Europe, has signed up to the Powering Past Coal Alliance, a global coalition of counties, states, cities and businesses committed to ending coal generation.
April 9, 2018 - Canadian Biomass toured Pacific BioEnergy's pellet plant in Prince George, B.C., where in December they installed North America's first Dieffenbacher ClassiCleaner.
April 9, 2018 - Twenty years ago on April 6th 1998, the first trans-ocean bulk shipment of wood pellets from North America, which were carried on the Mandarin Moon, arrived and began discharging 15,000 metric tonnes of wood pellets at the port of Helsingborg, Sweden.
April 4, 2018 - A little over a year after news broke that U.S. pellet giant Rentech’s northern Ontario operations — Wawa and Atikokan — were struggling, the Atikokan wood pellet plant is once again fully operational under new, local ownership, and looking to expand.
March 27, 2018 - The North American Pellet Market Quarterly is a new subscription report covering the North American domestic heating and industrial pellet markets.
March 23, 2018 - Demand for premium wood pellets in the U.S. is dominated by households with wood pellet stoves. That is the opposite of some European nations such as Austria where the premium pellet sector is dominated by homes and businesses with pellet boilers (central heating systems).
March 22, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada and our members are committed to making consistent, measurable progress on safety performance. We believe that all injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable, and are committed to a goal of zero for all of them.
March 13, 2018 - Pinnacle and West Fraser have begun the conversion of an existing particle board facility in Smithers, B.C., to a wood pellet production facility.
March 6, 2018 - A Northwest Territories MLA has raised concerns about the environmental impacts of a proposed wood pellet plant in Enterprise, N.W.T.
Feb. 28, 2018 - Quebec pellet producer Industries P.W.I. is one of six businesses in the Montérégie region awarded funding by the Government of Canada through Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). 
Feb. 27, 2018 - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada and our members are committed to making consistent, measurable progress on safety performance. We believe that all injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable, and are committed to a goal of zero for all of them.

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