Export and Domestic Bulk Fuel Committee
The PFI Export and Domestic Bulk Fuel Committee exists to:
• Facilitate the development of a North American bulk fuels market for Commercial/Industrial, Institutional, and Central Heating applications by providing information and technical support.
• Provide a forum to develop industry consensus on issues related to the development of bulk pelletized fuel markets with the participation of other interests in the industry.
• Facilitate the development of lower grade feedstocks for use as Commercial/Industrial, Institutional, and Central Heating fuels.
As part of its current mission, the committee is developing a list of companies that manufacture or distribute appliances capable of producing heat from densified biomass (pellets, briquettes, etc) for commercial/institutional scale applications. It is hoped that this list will give potential commercial/institutional biomass users a resource to locate the right appliance for their needs.
Are you considering pellet fuel for your commercial or industrial-sized central heating application?
The PFI Export and Domestic Bulk Fuel Committee is here to help. Whether you are looking for case-studies or examples in your area, local, state, or federal incentives, or assistance in securing equipment and fuel, we can help. As we develop information for commercial pellet boiler and furnace users, we will post it here. In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be sent along to the committee for a response.
Looking for a boiler or furnace?
The following list contains companies that manufacture pellet and other biomass boilers and furnaces that can handle a wide variety of central heating applications, from residential, all the way through large commercial applications. If you have questions about specific products offered, please visit each company’s website and contact them directly. You can also search for manufacturers of Central Heaters on the HPBA Manufacturer Locator.
American Energy Systems
Bio Heat USA
Biofuel Boiler Technologies
Green World Alliance
Harman Stove Company
Lee Energy Solutions
Maine Energy Systems
Pinnacle Stove Sales
US Stove Company
In addition to the list of biomass furnace and boiler manufacturers above, the Export and Domestic Bulk Fuel Committee has also developed a spreadsheet listing models of biomass boilers and furnaces. Please note that this spreadsheet will be updated infrequently, so it should serve only as a primer. For the latest information, please visit each company’s website.
Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) and Wood Pellets
Wood pellets are a great option for heating poultry houses and other confined animal feeding operations. Not only do wood pellets offer significant savings over propane and other heating fuels, but they also produce a drier heat, resulting in lower amonia levels, and healthier animals.
You can access the following studies for more information about wood pellets and CAFO:
Winrock Poultry House Study (J. Wimberly, 2008)
Commercialization of Biomass Direct-fired Heating Systems (J. Wimberly, 2003)