The European Pellet Council (EPC) is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of the European wood pellet sector. Its members are national pellet associations or related organisations from 17 countries. The European Pellet Council is a platform for the pellet sector to discuss the issues that need to be managed in the transition from a niche product to a major energy commodity. These issues include standardisation and certification of pellet quality, safety, security of supply, education and training, and the quality of pellet using devices.
EPC represents the interests of the sector in Brussels and communicates the contributions the European pellet sector can make to increase the use of renewable energy in Europe.
EPC also coordinates the ENplus quality certification and constantly adopts this system according to market needs (e.g. certification of industrial pellets, sustainability aspects). For this purpose a dedicated European project (PellCert – see www.pellcert.eu) has been established. PellCert is funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme.
Note: All ENplus information can be accessed at www.enplus-pellets.eu
Following on from the huge success of the first workshop on pellet safety last year, the European Pellet Council (EPC), in cooperation with the SafePellets project, the European Industry of Pellet Suppliers (EIPS), and the International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC) will hold the 2nd International Workshop on Pellet Safety, taking place on the 5-7 May 2014 in Fügen, Austria. This workshop will be chaired by Mr. Christian Rakos, EPC President and will be held in the same venue as last year.
European Pellet Council is co-organizing together with the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) the 5th AEBIOM Bioenergy Conference on the 12-14 May 2014.
For more information, please access: www.aebiom.org/conference.