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Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Two New Qualifications into PFI Standards Program

Carrie Annand
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Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Two New Qualifications into PFI Standards Program

NWP Jasper LLC Qualifies as Program’s Thirteenth Member; New England Wood Pellet Allegheny Plant Also Qualifies

Washington, DC – May 19, 2016 – The Pellet Fuels Institute today announced the qualification of pellet fuel manufacturer NWP Jasper LLC of Jasper, Tennessee, into the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) Standards Program. New England Wood Pellet, a company with several previously qualified facilities, also added to the program a newly qualified facility, Allegheny Plant in Youngsville, Pennsylvania. The PFI Standards Program is a third-party accreditation program providing specifications for residential and commercial-grade pellet fuel, now representing thirteen pellet manufacturing companies, among them twenty-two facilities.

“Acceptance into the PFI Standards Program is a significant achievement,” said Stephen Faehner, Chairman of the PFI Board of Directors. “The program continues to grow, with an increasingly larger share of the market earning the right to place the PFI Quality Mark on their product bags. Many retailers look for the Quality Mark when making decisions on which pellet fuel brands to purchase. We look forward to many more PFI Standards Program members.”

In qualifying for the Standards Program, NWP Jasper LLC joins companies with previously qualified facilities New England Wood Pellet, Curran Renewable Energy, American Wood Fibers, Lignetics Inc., Marth Peshtigo Pellet Co., Forest Energy Corp., Indeck Ladysmith, Energex, Spearfish Pellet Co., Michigan Wood Fuels LLC, Trae Fuels Ltd., and Somerset Pellet Fuel.

Program participants can display the PFI Quality Mark on their pellet bags, signifying their qualification to the program requirements. This quality mark demonstrates to consumers that the product comes from a facility that submits its product to regular third party audits by an independent accredited auditing agency and testing laboratory. Random audits are regularly performed at production facilities to ensure qualified companies are following a quality control program. Wood pellets are tested according to the program specifications, also on a monthly basis. By taking these steps, participants ensure that their pellet quality remains consistent.

NWP Jasper LLC and New England Wood Pellet’s Allegheny Plant were both qualified by accredited auditing agency Timber Products Inspection. For information on qualifying for the program, the first step is to contact an accredited auditing agency, a list of which can be found on PFI’s website. For further details on the PFI Standards Program, including a list of participating manufacturers, visit the PFI website,

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The Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) is a North American trade association based in Arlington, Virginia, that represents a range of contributors to the pellet industry, including companies that manufacture wood pellets and pellet manufacturing equipment, or provide other products and services to the densified biomass industry at large. To learn more, please visit PFI’s website at

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