Canadian Biomass Magazine

Virtual Event
WPAC Asian Wood Pellet Conference
February 16, 2021 at 7:00pm ET

11:20am - 11:40am JST - (9:20pm - 9:40pm EST)
Verifying the Pellet Carbon Story: Presenting Results of a Canada-Japan GHG study

Speaker: Joseph Aquino, MBA, RPF, Pinnacle Renewable Energy

The Sustainability Working Group of Japan’s Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry is presently examining how to ensure bioenergy will contribute to mitigating climate change by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has recently collected supply chain emissions data from 18 Western Canadian wood pellet plants through to seaports in Eastern and Western Japan.  WPAC used the methodology set by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission to calculate GHG emissions from Canadian wood pellets and compare those emissions to coal.

This presentation will explain how WPAC carried out the study and how it demonstrates that using Canadian wood pellets to generate electricity results in substantial GHG savings for Japanese utilities.


Joseph Aquino

Joseph Aquino is Director of Sustainability at Pinnacle Renewable Energy where he is responsible for control of control of sustainably managed raw material used in the safe production of high-quality wood pellets at all of Pinnacle’s pellet mills.

Previously Joseph worked in fibre procurement and forest planning.  Joseph is a registered professional forester and has an MBA from the University of Northern British Columbia.

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