IPCC: Bioenergy to play significant role in carbon mitigation

April 16th, 2014 in News

By Sue Retka Schill Biomass Magazine Bioenergy plays a big role in the multiple mitigation scenarios examined in the AR5 report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is expected to play a role in the future. “Bioenergy’s share of total regional electricity and liquid fuels is projected to be up to [...]

Study touts wood pellets for energy

April 8th, 2014 in News

Associated Press Using wood pellets for fuel in southwestern Wisconsin could save millions of dollars a year in energy costs, slash carbon dioxide emissions and create at least 80 jobs, according to a study. The report, commissioned by the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission, says regional forests could provide plenty of biomass that otherwise just [...]

EPA Begins to Address Biomass Emissions in Permits Following Court Decision

March 31st, 2014 in News

By Andrew Childers Bloomberg BNA The Environmental Appeals Board partially remanded an air pollution permit for a waste-to-energy facility in Puerto Rico after it failed to account for greenhouse gas emissions from biomass. The Energy Answers Arecibo LLC permit is one of the first to address emissions from biomass in the wake of a 2013 [...]

The Newest in Stylish, Warm Room Heating

March 27th, 2014 in News

By Chris Hanson Biomass Magazine Long known as being great for room heating, pellet stoves have the potential to meet all the heating requirements of the smaller, energy-efficient homes of the future, especially if centrally located in a home with an open floor plan. The 2010 U.S. Census shows that the average size of new, [...]

PFI Statement on High Pellet Demand

March 14th, 2014 in News

Arlington, VA – March 14, 2014 – Pellet Fuels Institute Executive Director Jennifer Hedrick issued the following statement today to address high pellet fuel demand experienced in the Northeast in recent weeks: “This winter, several conditions have combined to lead to higher demand for pellets than what has been considered normal over the last few [...]

PFI Breakfast & Biomass Presentations now Posted!

March 7th, 2014 in News

Breakfast & Biomass: A Briefing on the Pellet Market was held on Thursday, March 6th, prior to the opening of HPBExpo 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT. The attendees took in a variety of presentations, covering such topics as Opportunities for the Pellet and Biomass Industries in the West and the 2013 Pellet Stove Shipment Report, amongst [...]

U.S. EPA Proposes to Include Pellet Fuels Institute Standards in New Source Performance Standard for New Residential Wood Heaters

February 26th, 2014 in News

Implementing the right measures will benefit growing number of American homes in their quest for renewable, cost-effective, environmentally friendly heating Boston, Ma., February 26, 2014 – Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) Executive Director Jennifer Hedrick today presented testimony at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public hearing on the proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for [...]

Wood pellet heat source saves greenhouse operation

February 14th, 2014 in News

By Cory Hurley The Western Star When Bill and Terri Lynn Robbins received a three-month oil bill of about $13,500 during their first growing season after taking over their greenhouse operation in Deer Lake, they immediately thought they had made a career mistake. About two years later, and after investing in wood pellet furnaces as [...]

Congress Passes Farm Bill

February 5th, 2014 in News

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council and the Pellet Fuels Institute Applaud Congress for Passing Farm Bill Strong Energy Title Ensures Continued Development of Biomass Thermal Energy Sector WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2014–The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) today thank Congress for its commitment to passing a Farm Bill with [...]

Pellet stove business heats up

February 3rd, 2014 in News

By Mike Desotell EagleHerald A propane shortage throughout Marinette County has forced many people to dial down their thermostats, some to as low as 55 degrees. The shortage has also resulted in high prices, more than double what they were at the start of the season. There is one business however that’s heating up as [...]

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