BioPower Sustainable Energy Corporation operates its wood pellet facility in Atikokan, Northern Ontario.

The community is strategically positioned in the Centre of Canada and close to the United States border. Our operations are well connected by road, rail, port and air for ease of access to international customers.

Atikokan is located just 200 km by Trans Canada Highway from Thunder Bay. As the largest industrial and commercial centre in the region, Thunder Bay acts as a gateway to the rest of the world.

By road: Atikokan is accessed from the East and West via the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 11-17).

By air: Atikokan is close to Thunder Bay International Airport – the third busiest in Ontario and allows our business to be globally connected.

By sea: Atikokan has shipping access through the Thunder Bay Port Authority, the largest outbound port on the Great Lakes.

By rail: Goods can easily be shipped across the country, and continent, by using the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways.

Raw Materials

BioPower is committed to sustainable practices in all aspects of our business, from the sourcing of our raw materials and manufacturing practises, to pellet processing and distribution.

The raw materials that we use to make our commercial and residential wood pellets are sourced primarily from Canadian Forests. Specifically, the majority of our fibre supply comes from within the province of Ontario and especially within the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Forest Regions.

Canada and Ontario offer the highest forest management standards in the world which include stringent legislation and policy regulations to safeguard forests for future generations. Our business is proud to meet legislative requirements and of forest certification standards to ensure:

  • Best-in-class harvest practices
  • Wildlife habitat management
  • Endangered Species and Featured Species Management
  • Biodiversity
  • Maintenance of First Nation cultural values
  • Long-term fibre supply