The European Pellet Council (EPC)

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 17 national pellet associations and related organisations and 5 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 Christian Rakos (ProPellets Austria) and Vice-President is Pablo Rodero Masdemont (AVEBIOM – Asociación Española de Valorización Energética de la Biomasa).  The daily coordination of EPC is ensured by Gilles Gauthier and by Catalina-Elena Dumitru for the ENplus management.

The European Pellet Council (EPC)

Place du champ de Mars 2
B-1050 Brussels
Phone: +32 2318 4035
Fax. +32 2318 4193


The European Industry of Pellet Suppliers (EIPS) 

The European Industry of Pellet Suppliers (EIPS) is an umbrella organisation of AEBIOM founded in 2012, aiming at representing the interests of European companies focused on the wood pellet business. EIPS was created by the joint forces of the European industry of pellet producers, traders and other stakeholders involved in the supply chain in order to represent their interests in Brussels. Currently, EIPS represents 11 companies.

EIPS’ objective is to promote the use of pellets as energy carrier in Europe for the production of power and heat. In this respect, EIPS elaborate positions and express the views of pellets producers and their partners towards policy makers, media and other EU stakeholders on EU policy issues. EIPS is also a key platform at EU level to develop initiatives on common issues such as health and safety, regulatory compliance, standardization and certification of pellets, etc.

EIPS’ internal organisation: EIPS President is Ludger Spohr and Vice-President is Anne Leibold (German Pellets).  The daily coordination of EIPS is ensured by Gilles Gauthier, General Manager of the group.

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