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Pellet Fuels Institute 2016 Annual Conference

CONTACT: 
Carrie Annand
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(202) 494-2493




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Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Qualification of Two Northeast Wood Products Facilities into PFI Standards Program

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




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Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Qualification of Smith Flooring into PFI Standards Program

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Carrie Annand
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PFI Announces Qualification of Georgia Biomass into PFI Standards Program

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

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




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Letter to the Washington Post Editorial Board from PFI and BTEC

May 5, 2016

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Energex Qualifies for PFI Standards Program

Energex qualifies as the program’s eighth member; Its facility in Lac-Megantic, Quebec becomes first qualified Canadian mill.

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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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PFI Standards Program News

At the final meeting of the 2014-2015 PFI Board of Directors, the PFI Board approved a series of changes to the PFI Standards Program. Some of the changes to the program simply update language in the program manuals to make it clearer and more concise. More substantive changes include:

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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
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(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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Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Relationship Change

Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Relationship Change

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Growing the Wood-to-Energy Sector

A wood-energy checkoff would raise money for promotion, public education, new market exploration and research. All would contribute a small amount, to be administered by an industry-elected board, independent of trade associations.
By: Jennifer Hedrick
Biomass Magazine


What’s your mad cow?

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PFI Conference Presentations are now Posted

View the presentations on the 2014 Conference page.