Canadian Biomass Magazine

WPAC welcomes new members

November 26, 2012

November 26, 2012, Prince George, BC – The Wood Pellet Association of Canada welcomed seven new members to the association on the eve of its annual general meeting and conference , which begins tomorrow in Quebec City.

Joining are Scott Weatherford and Mark Semeniuk of Atco Wood Prodcuts Ltd., Knud Jensen and Oleh Kabanov of Canfornav, Peter Grayton of McKeil Marine Ltd. and Thomas Logan and Peter Oatman of Protocol Biomass Corporation.

Fruitvale, BC-based Atco Wood Products is a leading producer of softwood veneers and related by-products. ATCO specializes in producing custom softwood veneer for plywood and engineered wood products customers in both Canada and the United States.

Canfornav, located in Montreal QC operates a fleet of about 30 vessels, ranging in size from 27,000 – 37,000 DWT, carrying 12 million tonnes annually and performing over 400 voyages per year. The company services the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence and worldwide destinations year round.

McKeil Marine provides marine transportation to customers across the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, eastern seaboard and Canadian arctic. With over 50 years of experience in the marine transportation industry, McKeil owns and operates a diverse and versatile range of tugs and barges.


Toronto, Ont.-based Protocol Biomass is developing wood pellet plants in Ontario to serve European power generation markets. With a greenfield (traditional 'white' pellets) project in Eastern Ontario in final due diligence stages and a future Brownfield (torrefied 'black' pellets) project in Northern Ontario, Protocol expects 2013 will be the year of project construction on both sites.

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