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What is Happening with the PFI’s Lawsuit Against the EPA?

If you remember back to February 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued controversial New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) under authority of the Clean Air Act that further regulated New Residential Wood Heaters and, for the first time, regulated Wood Pellet Fuels.  The goal behind these new standards was to reduce the emissions from new wood burning appliances; standards for wood burning appliances were last updated by EPA in 1988.

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PFI Responds to Boston Globe Biomass Article

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Executive Director Search for PFI

Job Overview: The Pellet Fuels Institute Executive Director Reports to the PFI Board of Directors to fulfill the association’s mission. The ED is the key staff member and responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions. The ED oversees PFI’s fiscal management and oversees the PFI staff, anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position. The ED will also work with the PFI Board of Directors, Committees and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through membership, programs, strategic planning and community outreach. The ED is expected to have good written and oral communication skills as well as strong public speaking ability. Other specific job duties follow.

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Registration Now Open for the 2017 PFI Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 conference, July 23-25 in Stowe, Vermont! 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. The golf tournament is a great way to experience some friendly competition with your friends and colleagues in the industry while playing on a top-notch course. 

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Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Qualification of 20th Pellet Fuels Producer into PFI Standards Program

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




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Appalachian Wood Pellets Qualifies for PFI Standards Program

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




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2017 Sponsorships Now Available

Are you interested in receiving valuable exposure for your company's brand? Consider taking advantage of PFI's multiple advertising and sponsorship opportunities for 2017. PFI is pleased to offer exhibitor/sponsor packages that will allow you to maximize your experience at PFI events and beyond. PFI members receive significant discounts to the various packages outlined. We have streamlined our sponsorship process to make it easier than ever. Take a look at the sponsorship opportunities and sign up today!

Colombo Energy Qualifies into PFI Standards Program

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




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Snow Timber Pellets Qualifies into PFI Standards Program

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




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PFI Announces Changes to PFI Standards Program Registration to Accommodate Private Labeling

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




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Pellet Fuels Institute 2016 Annual Conference

CONTACT: 
Carrie Annand
[email protected]
(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

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




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PFI Announces Qualification of Georgia Biomass into PFI Standards Program

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




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Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Two New Qualifications into PFI Standards Program

CONTACT: 
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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