The European Pellet Council (EPC) is an umbrella organisation of AEBIOM founded in 2010, aiming at representing the interests of the wood pellet sector and at ensuring its sustainable development at European level. EPC members are made up of 16 national pellet associations and related organisations from 16 countries, and 3 observing members.

EPC’s objective is to manage the transition of pellet from a niche product to a major energy commodity. To achieve this general purpose, EPC activities include an important participation to the standardisation and certification of pellet quality, communication and public affairs efforts, the development of key sectoral statistics and education and training seminars around issues of safety, quality and security of pellet supply. EPC also coordinates the ENplus quality certification and constantly adapts this system according to market needs.

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 ensured by Gilles Gauthier and by Catalina-Elena Dumitru for the ENplus management. The board of directors is made of Annalisa Paniz (AIEL, Italy), Christian Rakos (proPellets Austria) and Gordon Murray (WPAC, Canada).


For more information on the European Pellet Council, visit epc.aebiom.org.

For more information on the ENplus certification, visit www.enplus-pellets.eu.

Membership benefits:

Are you involved in the European pellet business?

  • If you are an association, join EPC, the European Pellet Council;
  • If you are a company, join EIPS, the European Industry of Pellet Suppliers.

4 key reasons to join EPC:

  • 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 part of key international pellet sector discussions: the group is in regular contacts with US and Canadian pellet producers and represents the European pellet suppliers towards utilities (Sustainable Biomass Partnership);
  • Share know-how and experiences on common sectoral issues such as market data, safety, logistics, certification of pellets, etc.;
  • Network and gain visibility: the group is having regular internal meetings which allow the members to exchange recent information on developments in their sector. Also, the group and its members represent the European pellet sector at related public events.



Gilles Gauthier

European Pellet Council
General Manager
Tel: +32 2 318 40 35
E-mail: gauthier{at}pelletcouncil.eu