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Frank Pellets of Mill City, Oregon Joins Pellet Fuels Institute as Newest Manufacturer Member

Seattle, WA – Frank Pellets, a pellet manufacturer located in Mill City, Oregon has become the Pellet Fuels Institute’s (PFI) newest fuel manufacturer member.

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President Trump Signs COVID Relief Bill, Residential Components of BTU Act Included in Package

President Trump Signs COVID Relief Bill, Residential Components of BTU Act Included in Package

Seattle, WA– On Sunday, December 27 President Trump signed H.R. 133 the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law, one of the largest federal spending measures in United States history. Included in the bill are provisions of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act (BTU Act), a tax provision long sought by advocates of modern wood heating including the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI).

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PFI Urges State Governors to Align with Department of Homeland Security, Exempt Wood Pellet Manufacturing from Business Shutdowns

PFI Urges State Governors to Align with Department of Homeland Security, Exempt Wood Pellet Manufacturing from Business Shutdowns

Seattle, WA– On Tuesday, March 24th the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) sent letters to the governors of wood pellet producing states urging them to align their essential business policies with those outlined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  released on March 19, 2020. In that advisory the DHS classified wood products manufacturing as “essential critical infrastructure” and eligible to continue operations if states decide to restrict or close non-essential businesses in their efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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A Letter from Tim Portz to Government Officials Regarding COVID-19

March 23, 2020

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EPA Strikes Minimum Pellet Fuel Requirements from NSPS, Clarify Rules Regarding Use of Wood Pallet Residues

EPA Strikes Minimum Pellet Fuel Requirements from NSPS, Clarify Rules Regarding Use of Wood Pallet Residues

Washington, D.C.– On Wednesday, March 11 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted an amendment to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for New Residential Wood Heaters, New  Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces that strikes the majority of the minimum pellet fuel requirements initially included in the regulation and clarifies its rule on the use of wood pallet derived fibers.

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Hearth & Home Features BBQ Bob and Dansons New Partnership

Dansons, Inc. announces a new partnership with the Godfather of Pellet Grills, or as we know him from the 2018 PFI Annual Conference, BBQ Bill! 

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PFI Conference Featured in the Biomass Magazine

Members of the Pellet Fuels Institute gathered in Myrtle Beach, SC, to discuss growing the market for residential pellet stoves, policies to help achieve growth and the mainstream approach of grilling to expose pellets to a wider audience.

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Biomass Magazine Explains Key Changes to Proposition 65

California’s notorious Prop 65 has cost wood product manufacturers around the country millions of dollars, and an upcoming requirement could exacerbate the issue. 

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Only three weeks until the PFI Conference - Register by June 20

The 2018 PFI  Annual Conference is only a short time away! Are you intrigued by "Operation 100k"? Are you ready for an updated conference with brand new content? Do you want to be an active part of PFI's strategic vision? Have you registered yet? 

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Date Extended! Register by April 30 for a Chance to Win a Pellet Grill

The PFI Annual Conference highlights the various applications of densified biomass, as well as trends and best practices within the densified biomass industry. It attracts a broad range of individuals from the public and private sectors, academia, and local, state and national governments from North America and beyond. The conference features two days of educational sessions as well as industry exhibits, extensive networking opportunities, and a golf tournament. 

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Pellet Fuels Institute Welcomes Tim Portz as Executive Director

Pellet Fuels Institute Welcomes Tim Portz as Executive Director

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U.S. Forest Service, Bioenergy Industry and Supporters Mark Fifth Annual Bioenergy Day with Record Participation

U.S. Forest Service, Bioenergy Industry and Supporters Mark Fifth Annual Bioenergy Day with Record Participation
60 Organizations Participating in 50 Events in United States and Canada to Recognize the Benefits of Heat, Power and Fuels from Organic Materials

 


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Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Bioenergy Technologies Funding

The Energy Department last week announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks, and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as algae, agricultural residues, and woody biomass. This work supports the Energy Department’s efforts to make drop-in biofuels more accessible and affordable, as well as to meet the cost target equivalent of $3 per gallon of gasoline by 2022. 

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Registration open to PFI Members for 2015-2016 Committees

Please see our Committees webpage for more information

BTEC, PFI Applaud Executive Order for Recognizing Thermal Energy in Federal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals

                                                    

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First of Its Kind Test Focusing on Screening Woody Biomass to Produce Quality Feedstocks

BY TOM WADDELL - FOREST BUSINESS NETWORK 

Craig Rawlings and I recently spent two cool, overcast days in Eugene, Oregon observing a test to develop new screening technologies for use in-woods with grinders and chippers. The test, conducted by the Waste to Wisdom project — Task 2 Team — experimented with two screening systems (star and deck) using chipped materials from pulpwood and hog fuel ground from logging slash.

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Biomass Industry Welcomes Record Pellet Demand in Northeast

CONTACT:
PFI: Carrie Annand, 202-494-2493 or [email protected]
BTEC: Emanuel Wagner, 202-596-3974 x 360 or [email protected]

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Statement by the Pellet Fuels Institute in Response to EPA’s Release of its Biogenic Carbon Framework

November 19, 2014

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PFI Announces Qualification of Forest Energy Corporation as Standards Program Participant

CONTACT: 
Carrie Annand
[email protected]
(202) 494-2493


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Scientific Endorsement of Biomass’s Carbon Benefits

Last month, the Journal of Forestry published a scientific, peer-reviewed study confirming the virtues of biomass as an energy source, and an important element for forestry health and atmospheric carbon management.
By: Bob Cleaves
Biomass Magazine
Last month, the Journal of Forestry published a scientific, peer-reviewed study by nine respected scientists and forestry experts confirming the virtues of biomass—not just as an energy source, but also as an important element for forestry health and atmospheric carbon management.

The scientists, from USDA Forest Service as well as prominent universities and think tanks, in no uncertain terms, argued for policies that recognize the long-term benefits of biomass power, warning that not doing so could result in the loss of a valuable carbon mitigation tool, stating, “The current debate about biomass energy often narrows the discussion to short-term and direct effects of increased use of forest biomass, understating the benefits of using sustainably produced forest-based fuels and materials.…Carbon accounting frameworks often misrepresent the CO2 impacts of using biomass fuels and put at risk many of the mitigation benefits and opportunities provided by sustainably managed forests and the products that flow from them.”

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