March 4, 2016

In this Week's Pellet Wire:

Get a Full Industry Update on March 18 at PFI's Breakfast & Biomass at the HPBExpo in New Orleans, LA

PFI welcomes all attending the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in New Orleans, LA, this month to join us the morning of Friday, March 18, for our annual event, Breakfast & Biomass: A Briefing on the Pellet Market. 

The agenda has been set for the event, with speakers addressing all aspects of the pellet industry. PFI Chairman Stephen Faehner will preside over the event, providing updates on industry and member activities. Stan Elliot, Co-Chair of the PFI Conference Committee will provide a preview of the 2016 PFI Annual Conference in Asheville, NC. HPBA staff will present their annual report on pellet stove shipments. Finally, Pat Rita of Orion Advocates and John Crouch of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association will give attendees an overview of the policy and regulatory issues facing the industry this year.

The event includes a full breakfast, networking opportunities, and discussion of the latest trends and issues of importance to all involved in the industry. Breakfast & Biomass will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:30am in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 

Please visit PFI's website for more information on how to register for the $35 breakfast. Contact Carrie Annand at [email protected] with any questions.

If you are planning to attend Expo, hotel accommodations can be made on the Expo website

Save the Date!

The date is set for PFI's 2016 Annual Conference. Join us July 24-26 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC! 

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. 

Visit PFI's website for more information. Be sure to watch this space as registration will open soon! Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available now!

Upcoming Industry Events

March 18, 2016 : Breakfast & Biomass

March 30-April 1, 2016
: Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

April 5-7, 2016
: Argus Biomass 2016

April 11-14, 2016
: International Biomass Conference & Expo 2016

June 6-9, 2016
: European Biomass Conference & Exhibition

June 15-17, 2016
: International Bioenergy Conference

July 24-26, 2016
: PFI Annual Conference

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Industry News

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Oregon lawmakers look to expand renewable energy options with biomass
Oregon Public Broadcasting
The latest version of an Oregon bill to double the state's renewable energy mandate would also expand incentives to build and operate power plants that burn wood.

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Colorado State Senator from Durango pushes for wildfire mitigation
Durango Herald
Durango Republican Ellen Roberts is burning with desire to curb wildfires. The state senator has outlined a list of priorities for the Legislature this year, including securing grants for risk reduction and finding practical uses for tinder.

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Vermont program to support switch to pellet boilers expand
Biomass Magazine
The Northern Forest Center is expanding a program that helps Vermonters switch to high-efficiency wood pellet boilers to provide heat for homes, businesses and other properties in the Northeast Kingdom. 

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