Canadian Biomass Magazine

WPAC’s Maritime members produce video highlighting the power of pellets

July 6, 2021
By Gordon Murray, WPAC

For every problem there is an opportunity. That was the case when WPAC’s planning committee was faced with the challenge of showcasing bioenergy to nearly 300 guests attending our first-ever Maritime Bioheat Conference.

Two years ago, we would have arranged a tour to take guests to the forest to the plant and ultimately to the end-users – the facilities using bioheat. As we all know, COVID-19 has challenged us in many ways to be more innovative.

For our members, the solution became obvious: produce a short video to kick off the conference. The result is this short six-minute video that highlights the power of pellets – not only for meeting heating and energy needs, but as a way to support healthy local economies and forests. The business case is clear – 90 per cent of the heating costs associated with wood pellets stays in the region: creating employment and displacing fossil fuels.

I hope you will view the video and share it with colleagues, community leaders and customers. Click here or watch the video below to visit the Maritime forests, take a spin on a harvester or watch how pellets are made and finally check out how local institutions are using pellets to create reliable bioheat while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A huge thank you to the stars of the video from Grand River Pellets Limited and Biomass Solutions Biomasse (BSB).


Every day our pellet is sector is transforming energy and contributing to strong communities while providing an efficient and affordable fuel source that is helping to alleviate energy poverty. WPAC is proud of its members and the work that is being done every day to advance the industry in so many important ways.

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