R&D Positions Canada’s Pellet Sector for Long-Term Success

By Gord Murray, Wood Pellet Association of Canada
Canadian Biomass
May 7, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada… is advancing five major research and development projects in 2024:

  1. Enhancing traceability – Increasingly, global markets and governments are asking for further proof that the products they purchase come from well-managed forests. 
  2. Exploring New Biomass Pathways – In the future, there will be an increasing reliance on forest biomass… with rocks and sand which creates wear and tear on mill equipment and increases safety hazards.
  3. Agri-Pellet Production Potential – WPAC is partnering with the UBC’s Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group to undertake a multi-year study to determine strategic locations and capacity of agri-pellet production facilities. 
  4. Consistent & Technically Sound Standards – WPAC will represent Canadian wood pellet interests on ISO Technical Committee 238. 
  5. Reducing GHGs and Enabling a Net Negative Future – Applied for funding to examine the potential to increase the use of forest and harvest residuals using near-infrared radiation (NIR) spectroscopy

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