The European Pellet Council (EPC) is the voice of the wood pellet sector in Europe. Its members are national pellet associations or related organisations from 18 countries. EPC was founded in 2010 and is a network of Bioenergy Europe.
EPC is the platform of the European pellet sector dedicated to solving the issues attached to the transition from a niche product to a major energy commodity. These issues include the standardisation and certification of pellet quality, safety, security of supply, education and training, and the quality of pellet-using devices.
In this regard, EPC is coordinating the development of ENplus® quality certification and is constantly adapting this system according to market needs (e.g. certification of industrial pellets, sustainability aspects, etc.).
EPC's internal organisation: EPC's President is Eric Vial (Propellet France) and Vice-President is Didzis Palejs (LATbio, Latvia). The daily coordination of EPC is ran by Gilles Gauthier and by Catalina-Elena Dumitru for the ENplus® management. The EPC Board of Directors is comprised of Annalisa Paniz (AIEL, Italy), Christian Rakos (proPellets Austria) and Gordon Murray (WPAC, Canada).
For more information on the European Pellet Council, visit epc.bioenergyeurope.org.
For more information on the ENplus® certification, visit www.enplus-pellets.eu.
- Make your voice heard at the EU-level: we provide information on pellets and express the views of pellets suppliers on policy files to EU policy makers and stakeholders;
- Be a part of important international pellet sector discussions: the group is in regular contact with US and Canadian pellet producers and represents the European pellet suppliers towards utilities (Sustainable Biomass Partnership);
- Share know-how and expertise on common sectoral issues such as market data, safety, logistics, certification of pellets, etc.;
- Network and gain visibility: the group has regular internal meetings which allow the members to exchange developments in their sectors. Also, the group and its members represent the European pellet sector at related public events.