Canadian Biomass Magazine

Webinar: Modernizing Canada’s biomass boiler standards – an opportunity for change

April 26, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), in partnership with Canadian Biomass, is hosting a webinar May 7 to look at how adopting European boiler standards would enable Canada to tackle climate change and provide affordable, clean and responsible energy and heat for industrial, commercial and residential uses.

Professionals from across the country are invited join this free webinar which will focus on the barriers to fully benefiting from world-leading biomass opportunities and technologies.

Currently the main boiler systems are certified to the European Committee on Standards’ (CEN) practices which are not yet recognized in Canada. By adopting these practices, Canada could  reduce reliance on expensive heating oil, lower heating costs for Canadians in rural and Atlantic Canada, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create hundreds of jobs. You can read more about this issue in Canadian Biomass Magazine.

Henrik Persson, a senior technical advisor at the Research Institute of Sweden (RISI), will provide a broad view of the bases of laws and technical standards and their application in the European Union with particular attention to EN 303-5, the standard focused on ensuring the safety of biomass heating boilers of up to 500kW output power.


The webinar will be of interest to government regulators interested in reducing international and interprovincial barriers to trade, boiler inspectors, standards organizations, certification bodies, engineers and architects, biomass boiler manufacturers, distributors and installers, and provincial technical safety standards agencies.

Join WPAC and Canadian Biomass for this exclusive webinar on May 7 starting at 11:00 a.m. EDT.


11 a.m. Reducing energy costs and tackling climate change with modern biomass heating.

Speaker: Dr. Fahimeh Yazdan Panah, Director of Research and Technical Development, Wood Pellet Association of Canada

11:10 a.m. Overcoming the barriers to adopting modern biomass heating in Canada.

Speaker: Dr. Harry “Dutch” Dresser, Biomass Heating Expert

11:20 a.m. How European standards contribute to a thriving modern biomass heating sector while ensuring public safety. 

Speaker: Henrik Persson, Senior Engineer, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

12:05 p.m. Question and answer session.

Moderated by Dr. Dutch Dresser

12:20 p.m. Closing remarks.

Speaker: Dr. Yazdan Panah

Reserve your free spot by registering here.

Note: All times are in EDT.

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