PowerPoint presentations from the PFI Annual Conference have been posted and are available at http://pelletheat.org/events/pfi-annual-conference/ Thank you to all of the speakers, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors for making the PFI Annual Conference a success!
By: Anna Austin Biomass Magazine References to chicken-or-egg scenarios are very common within many of the bioenergy industry sectors, and the bulk domestic pellet market is no exception. While producers are eager to expand capacity, distributors desire to grow their businesses, and system manufacturers are dedicated to absorbing a bigger piece of the residential and [...]
You can access the lastest issue of the PFI Newsletter by visiting http://pelletheat.org/about-us/pfi-newsletter/ Be sure to see page 7 for a copy of the PFI Conference registration form. Those who still receive a hard copy of the newsletter should expect to receive it via mail within a week.
By: Donna Harman, President & CEO, American Forest & Paper Association The Hill A report on greenhouse gas emissions earlier this week by the International Energy Agency will have policymakers once again discussing sustainable energy options. Reasons for this renewed interest range from energy security to protection of our natural resources. Paper and wood products [...]
The Biofuels Center of North Carolina The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has completed its statewide woody biomass assessment-the first report of its kind. The Center coordinated with Raleigh-based Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph (GFR) Forestry Consultants and the state’s seven economic development regions in 2011 to undertake the now-complete, three-part analysis of the state’s wood [...]
Exhibit spaces and Golf Tournament spots are available, but very limited. To register, or for more information, visit: http://pelletheat.org/events/pfi-annual-conference/
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME) today introduced legislation, cosponsored by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), that would recognize and promote the economic and environmental benefits of biomass thermal energy. The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013, or BTU Act, would amend the federal tax code to incentivize [...]
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 PFI Annual Conference, July 28-30, at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. The PFI Annual Conference highlights the various applications of densified biomass fuel and attracts a broad range of individuals from the public and private sectors, academia, and local, state [...]
By: Wendy Moorehead University of Iowa A project that replaced an existing gas boiler with a new biomass boiler in the Oakdale Renewable Energy Plant, located on the University of Iowa Research Park campus, has won the Grand Place Award (first place in category) in the Energy Production Category of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards [...]
By: Erin Voegele Biomass Magazine On May 3, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published a set of annual statistics that include state-level estimates of consumption, prices and expenditures for woody biomass and waste biomass. The latest release includes data from 2011. According to the EIA, California led the nation with residential wood consumption in 2011, [...]