Canadian Biomass Magazine

WPAC Conference and AGM 2020 goes virtual

July 30, 2020
By Ellen Cools

Due to COVID-19, this year’s Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) Conference and AGM will be entirely online.

WPAC and Canadian Biomass have put together a condensed program to take place over three days from Sept. 22-24, 2020. The live conference will take place Sept. 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST, with a break in between. Multiple on-demand sessions will be available for all registrants to watch on their own time. Registration is FREE this year, so don’t miss out!

Although the live conference program is only three hours – including a break at the halfway point – we will still able to pack in a lot of information. We will cover global and domestic pellet markets, WPAC’s new sustainability messaging initiative, recommendations for policy changes to improve domestic wood pellet consumption, progress on reforming Canadian biomass boiler pressure regulations, as well as  how we’re making our industry safer by implementing critical control management. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers after each presentation.

The AGM – open to all WPAC members – will be on Sept. 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST, and there will be a board meeting Sept. 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST.


The full agenda for the event can be found here.

The potential heat market for wood pellets in Canada

Curious to see what these on-demand sessions will look like?

Register now to watch the first on-demand presentation from Jamie Stephen, Ph.D., founder and managing director of TorchLight BioResources, on the potential heat market for wood pellets in Canada.

According to TorchLight BioResources, the addressable building heat market for wood pellets in Canada is 11.8 million tonnes. Atlantic Canada presents the greatest potential for building heat pellet market development, followed by Ontario.

Why is that? Watch the on-demand presentation to find out!

Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event possible.

Have questions about the event? Email Canadian Biomass editor Ellen Cools at or WPAC executive director Gordon Murray at


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