Industry Data

PFI’s partnerships with industry members allow for an exchange of information between the groups. In addition, PFI members working at the committee-level have also produced important information for the densified biomass fuel industry.

Below are links to a number of studies and surveys that may be of interest. If you know of additional studies, surveys, or data that should be linked here, or have any questions, please contact PFI at [email protected].

PFI Comments on Massachusetts Clean Heat Standard

2023 PFI Annual Conference Presentation (Gilles Gauthier, Hawkins Wright)

2023 PFI Annual Conference Presentation (William Strauss, Future Metrics)

2023 PFI Annual Conference Presentation (Patricia Hutchins, EIA)

2022 PFI Annual Conference Presentation (Connor Murphy, Operations Lead Specialist, EIA)

BTU Act Support Letter  (Senator Portman, May 2022)

BTU Act Support Letter (Senator Toomey, May 2022)

BTU Act Support Letter (Senator Wyden, May 2022)

BTU Act Support Letter (Senator Manchin, May 2022)

PFI Response to CBS Vigliotti Earth Day Story

2019 PFI Annual Conference Presentation (Connor Murphy, Lead Survey Statistician, EIA)

Densified Biomass Fuel Report (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2016)

Wood2Energy Website Revitalized Via New Partnership (U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, 2016)

Study Finds Increasing Wood Pellet Demand Boosts Forest Growth, Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Creates Jobs (United States Department of Agriculture; 2015)

Biomass Heating in Upper Austria: Green energy, green jobs (O.O. Energiesparverband, Linz, Austria)

Woody Biomass Factsheet (John Shelly, University of California Berkeley)

U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry (U.S. Department of Energy; 2011)

North America’s Wood Pellet Sector (H. Spelter, D. Toth; 2009)


HPBA U.S. Hearth Industry Shipments 1998-2012

HPBA Canadian Hearth Industry Shipments 1999-2012

Evaluation of Hardwood vs. Softwood Pellets (J. Houck, J. Clark, T. Christensen; 2009)

Heating Fuel Life-cycle Assessment (Net Energy Value Study) (UWGB, 2007)

Winrock Poultry House Study (J. Wimberly, 2008)

Procurement, Process, and Storage Techniques For Controlling Off-Gassing and Pellet Temperatures (M. Curci, Indeck Energy; 2010)

Factors Affecting Wood Pellet Durability (Thomas Wilson; 2010)

Maryland Wood Energy Prospectus (Johnathan S. Kays, Maryland Wood Energy Coalition; 2012)

Woody Biomass Joint Venture (USFS and U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities; 2013)

Cheap Natural Gas will be Good for the Wood-to-Energy Sector (Dr. William Strauss, FutureMetrics; 2013)

The Wood Pellet Value Chain  (Qian & McDow,  U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities; 2013)

Applying Pathways to Sustainability (Larson, Simpson & Qian, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities; 2012)

Wood Pellets: Quality and Safety Assurance for Transporation and Delivery (NEBTWG, PFI, BTEC; 2012)

Boiler MACT Questions & Answers (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 2013)

Forest Sustainability and Carbon Balance fo EU Importation of North American Forest Biomass for Bioenergy Production (September 2013)

The Role of Forest Management in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation (USDA Forest Service, 2013)