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Scientific Endorsement of Biomass’s Carbon Benefits

September 19th, 2014 in News

Last month, the Journal of Forestry published a scientific, peer-reviewed study confirming the virtues of biomass as an energy source, and an important element for forestry health and atmospheric carbon management. By: Bob Cleaves Biomass Magazine Bob Cleaves Last month, the Journal of Forestry published a scientific, peer-reviewed study by nine respected scientists and forestry [...]

Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Relationship Change

September 2nd, 2014 in News

Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Relationship Change Contact: Carrie Annand annand@pelletheat.org (202) 494-2493 Arlington, Virginia – September 2, 2014 – The Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) announced today that it is changing its long-standing relationship with the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) in order to better provide the level of services required by its diversifying membership. [...]

Growing the Wood-to-Energy Sector

September 1st, 2014 in News

A wood-energy checkoff would raise money for promotion, public education, new market exploration and research. All would contribute a small amount, to be administered by an industry-elected board, independent of trade associations. By: Jennifer Hedrick Biomass Magazine Hedrick What’s your mad cow? That was the question asked by Carlton Owen at a series of meetings [...]

Pellet Fuels Institute Conference Presentations are now Posted

August 1st, 2014 in News

View the presentations on the 2014 Conference page.

Biomass Magazine: PFI Conference Considers Pellet Market Outlook

July 31st, 2014 in News

By: Sue Retka Schill Biomass Magazine Darryl Rose, Energex Pellet Fuel Inc., steps to the podium to take on the chairmanship of PFI at the 2014 conference, thank Scott Jacobs, AgriRecycle Inc., who served in that capacity for the past four years. Photo: Sue Retka Schill The pellet market outlook dominated presentations at the Pellet [...]

NY Commits $27 Million to Build Wood Heat Industry

July 31st, 2014 in News

By: Mary Esch Associated Press Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency, low-emissions wood heating systems in the state. The program, launched Tuesday at Troy-based Evoworld, a maker of high-efficiency wood-pellet boilers, is aimed at developing more clean technology manufacturing in the state along with a skilled [...]

118 Companies Have Registered for the PFI Annual Conference, Thus Far

July 22nd, 2014 in News

The PFI Annual Conference will take place July 27-29, 2014 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, and 118 companies have registered so far. It’s not too late to join them! Visit www.pelletheat.org/pficonf14 to register before Friday, July 25th.

Sustainable Forests, Sustainable Biomass

June 23rd, 2014 in News

By: Rob Davis Biomass Magazine Renewable resources provide us the ability to create a sustainable world. Wind, sun and the heat of the earth are provided to us anew each day: the wind blows, the sun shines and the earth’s core is warm without any effort on our part. Biomass, too, is truly renewable, if [...]

NYSERDA reveals business model to expand biomass industry

June 10th, 2014 in News

New York Real Estate Journal Saratoga Springs, NY — The Capital Region Economic Development Council and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) unveiled that Bioenergy Project Partners, an energy services company in Saratoga Springs, is initiating renewable energy projects at three sites that use a new business model meant to spur [...]

Senator Angus King Pushes Biomass Thermal Utilization Act

May 23rd, 2014 in News

Office of Senator Angus King Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, renewed his push to promote the economic and environmental benefits of biomass thermal energy on May 15 by filing the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013 as an amendment to legislation pending before the Senate that would renew a series of tax relief measures. King originally [...]

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