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PFI Member Twin Ports Testing Profiled

December 20th, 2013 in News

Northland’s News Center Biomass is increasingly used to heat homes and even power cities. But a lot of work goes into determining the quality of the biomass. Stephen Sundeen, the Chemistry Lab Manager/IT Director at Twin Ports Testing said, “We test the pellets to define what their moisture content, ash content, bulk density, pellet durability, [...]

U.S. Endowment Announces Partnership with PFI, BPA, BTEC

December 11th, 2013 in News

  NEWS                                                              NEW PARTNERSHIP ENSURES FUTURE FOR NORTH AMERICA’S PREMIER DATABASE OF WOOD-T0-ENEGY PRODUCING/CONSUMING FACILTIES U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Greenville, SC For IMMEDIATE RELEASE (December 10, 2013) The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) today announced a new partnership with three associations representing various segments of the wood-to-energy sector.  Under terms [...]

Tips for Keeping Your Woodstove Cosy

December 9th, 2013 in News

Ottawa Citizen by Steve Maxwell Sooner or later, practicality always wins. This explains the perennial popularity of woodstoves. Despite the fact that we live in a high-tech, digital world, woodstoves remain popular for one enduring reason. In a country where most of the landscape naturally grows trees, wood heat makes good financial and practical sense. [...]

PFI Seeks Your Input on Conference Agenda

November 26th, 2013 in News

Planning for the 2014 PFI Annual Conference is underway and the PFI Conference Committee welcomes your ideas for panel topics. In the past we have featured topics across a wide range of subject areas including: Pellet Mill Safety, Production Improvement and Efficiency, Emerging and Growing Markets, Fire Prevention, Raw Material Sourcing and Sustainability, and Policy [...]

Biomass: Most Important RE Carrier Globally

November 20th, 2013 in News

Energy Renewable Focus USA Edited by Gail Rajgor In energy terms biomass is the most important renewable energy carrier globally. It is used for the provision of heat, electricity and transportation fuels. Traditionally most of the organic material used within the worldwide energy system helps to cover energy demand for cooking and heating; this use [...]

2014 PFI Annual Conference Dates and Location Selected

November 4th, 2013 in News

PFI is pleased to announce that the 2014 Annual Conference will be held July 27-29 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL! In addition to the luxury accommodations, premier meeting space, Orlando offers excellent accessibility and tons of family-friendly activities. Building upon the success of this year’s conference in Asheville, NC, with [...]

Pellet Heating Helps Oregon National Guard

October 28th, 2013 in News

Biomass Magazine by Sue Retka Schill Pellet boiler heating systems will help the Oregon Army National Guard meet its ambitious goal of net zero energy at all of its 53 installations statewide by 2020. ORARNG, which volunteered to participate in broader initiative of 19 pilot projects at U.S. Army sites across the country targeting net [...]

Wood remains cheapest heating option in Pocahontas County

October 24th, 2013 in News

By Geoff Hamil The Pocahontas Times Heating fuel prices vary widely from year to year, as supply and demand constantly fluctuates. Common heating options in Pocahontas County include wood, wood pellets, oil, kerosene, propane and electricity. The following analysis calculates the cost of each fuel necessary to produce one million British Thermal Units (BTU) of [...]

Kentucky Replacing Coal with Biomass

October 17th, 2013 in News, News Archive

By Anna Simet Biomass Magazine Yesterday, the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a 20-year contract to give Kentucky Power Co.  permission to purchase electricity from a 58.5-MW biomass plant proposed by ecoPower Generation, near Hazard, Ky. Kentucky Power’s main impetus behind the PPA has been that it needs to replace capacity generated by its Big [...]

Household Heating Costs Projected to Rise from Last Winter

October 9th, 2013 in News, News Archive

October 8, 2013 U.S. Energy Information Administration More than 90% of the 116 million homes in the United States are expected to have higher heating expenditures this winter (October 1, 2013-March 31, 2014) compared with last winter, mainly because of higher projected prices for residential natural gas, propane, and electricity, according to the U.S. Energy [...]

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