Verifying Sustainability: Canada-Japan Greenhouse Gas Study

Canada is well-positioned to offer global customers a responsible green energy product. However, delivering on that commitment requires transparency, including demonstrating the environmental credentials of our energy products with science and data. 

Today, more than 90 percent of all of Canada’s wood pellets are exported; with the nearest Asian customer, Japan, nearly 4,600 nautical miles away.

With data contributed by WPAC members and with funding from the federal government, WPAC engaged Laborelec to examine wood pellets versus coal in respect to total GHG emissions. 

The report results showed that wood pellets fired in Japan produced only 8.37 percent of the GHG emissions produced by coal (more than a 91 percent reduction).