Canadian Biomass Magazine

Registration now open for first-ever Maritime Bioheat Conference

April 7, 2021
By Gordon Murray, WPAC

I am proud to announce that the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) and its media partner Canadian Biomass magazine are hosting the first-ever Maritime Bioheat Conference, Net Zero by 2030: Growing the Region’s Largest Source of Renewable Energy.

As the world’s second largest producer of wood pellets, we provide the global marketplace with clean, renewable and responsible energy as it strives to meet ambitious GHG targets. Our sector also has a role to play in supporting local businesses, communities and Canadians to tackle climate change and alleviate energy poverty.

Transitioning to biomass heating is a win for the environment and a win for Maritime households and businesses. By using local natural and renewable resources, provinces like Nova Scotia and New Brunswick could reduce CO2 emissions by 3.2 million tonnes per year or about 16 per cent of the Canadian Clean Fuel Standard’s 2030 target for liquid fuels. It could also result in a savings of nearly $1 billion for household and commercial heating across these two provinces.

Registration is open to everyone and free for this online three-hour conference on June 2, 2021 at 1 p.m. Atlantic time. The conference will be in both English and French with simultaneous interpretation.


Join us to learn how the forest sector is leading the transition to modern biomass heating as we bring together leading bioheat experts from across Canada and Europe. Topics include:

  • Getting to Net Zero by 2030: how modern biomass can support provincial and federal targets.
  • Sustainable, Renewable Energy Solutions: a look at the intersection of modern biomass and other low carbon technologies in reducing carbon emissions.
  • Bioheat systems 101: understanding wood pellets and chips, boilers, stoves, district heating and how they perform.
  • Global solutions; Local Benefits: how modern biomass can alleviate energy poverty in Atlantic Canada, revitalize the forest sector and contribute to a healthy climate.
  • How Wood Pellets Stack Up: comparing the benefits of wood pellets, heating oil and electricity.
  • Global Success Stories: an in-depth look at European case studies and trends.
  • Heating Up in the Maritimes: a review of the growing demand for renewable, clean energy in the Maritimes with local success stories.
  • Feeling Good About Pellets: Why wood pellets are the responsible choice for renewable heat and energy.

Who is attending?

  • Commercial and institutional project developers
  • Engineers and architects
  • Municipal, provincial and federal decision-makers in charge of GHG reduction planning and facility heating
  • Sawmill industry
  • Forest owners and managers
  • Suppliers of biomass heating equipment
  • Biomass fuel suppliers
  • Universities, schools, hospitals and other institutions

We look forward to seeing you at the conference! Register now by clicking here.

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