Main Pellet Consumers in Europe

September 6th, 2013 in News

The European Union recently published its annual biofuels report for 2013 with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. The report identifies the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Belgium as the major users of wood pellets in the EU. Differences in consumption characterize the European pellet market, says the report. The [...]

The Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program Certifies Two New Companies

August 30th, 2013 in News

ARLINGTON, VA-The Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) recently announced the addition of two new companies to its pellet fuel standards program. Curran Renewable Energy (Massena, NY) and American Wood Fibers (Circleville, OH and Marion, VA) have officially qualified under the Pellet Fuels Institute pellet fuel standards program. The PFI Standards Program is a third party certification [...]

Curran Renewable Energy Qualifies in PFI Standards Program

August 28th, 2013 in News

By: KATIE ANDERSON Watertown Daily Times MASSENA, NY — After producing wood fuel pellets for five years, Curran Renewable Energy, 20 Commerce Drive, has become one of only two such mills in the country to be certified by the Pellet Fuels Institute for premium-grade wood pellets. The institute uses a standard that the company follows [...]

Continued growth expected in pellet market

August 2nd, 2013 in News

By: Sue Retka Schill Biomass Magazine The outlook for growth in the fuel pellet market is still positive, although it has been tempered some from earlier overly-optimistic projections, attendees at the annual Pellet Fuels Institute conference learned. The conference was held July 29-30 in Asheville, N.C. The U.S. domestic pellet market has tracked the natural [...]

PFI Annual Conference Presentations are Posted

August 2nd, 2013 in News

PowerPoint presentations from the PFI Annual Conference have been posted and are available at Thank you to all of the speakers, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors for making the PFI Annual Conference a success!  

Maturing the Bulk Market

July 22nd, 2013 in News

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 [...]

Latest PFI Newsletter now Available

July 3rd, 2013 in News

You can access the lastest issue of the PFI Newsletter by visiting 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.

Biomass residues are a valuable sustainable energy source

June 18th, 2013 in News

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 [...]

North Carolina’s Growing Strengths: Statewide Woody Biomass Project

June 13th, 2013 in News

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 [...]

Registration for the PFI Annual Conference has been extended

June 11th, 2013 in News

Exhibit spaces and Golf Tournament spots are available, but very limited. To register, or for more information, visit:

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