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Conference delegates visit the Soma Kyodo Shinchi Power Plant
Conference delegates visit the Soma Kyodo Shinchi Power Plant as part of the Biomass Pellets Trade & Power Conference in Tokyo, Japan.
May 2016
Japan
Canada continues as leading supplier of wood pellets to Japan

In 2016, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) continued to deliver market development efforts in Japan. This included participation in the Biomass Pellets Trade & Power Conference in Tokyo where WPAC members attended workshops, organized a networking event, delivered presentations at the conference and moderated a panel session.

Demand for wood pellets in Japan has jumped from 65,000 (2012) to 350,000 tonnes per year (2016), with Canada supplying 80% of the market. (Source: FPInnovations Business Intelligence Unit via World Trade Atlas)