The Pellet Fuels Institute is a non-profit trade association that represents the densified biomass fuel industry. Founded in 1982 as the Fiber Fuels Institute, PFI has been advocating for clean, renewable, domestically-produced fuel for almost 30 years.
PFI and its member companies have worked to grow and strengthen the densified biomass fuel industry through public and government outreach.
As a member of PFI, you will enjoy the following benefits:
- Access to PFI lobbyists and government affairs staff, to include assistance with setting up meetings with elected officials in federal, state and local governments
- Opportunity to promote PFI’s legislative priorities: extend the 30% tax credit (capped at $1,500) for 75% efficient stoves–a major legislative victory in 2009; secure a production tax credit for the manufacturing of pellets; promote fuel switching (fossil fuel to biomass) for heating applications in residential, commercial and industrial applications
- Access to guidance specific to regulations and standards that impact the industry (e.g., EPA’s Small Boiler Rule and OSHA’s Combustible Dust Standard)
- Assistance with planning and executing plant tours, developing lobbying materials and visits with state and local officials
Information, Networking and Education
- Access to announcements from PFI staff and members regarding events and notices relevant to the industry
- Opportunity to form relationships with other pellet mills, industry suppliers and potential customers
- Access to information obtained through association memberships with other organizations domestically and internationally
- Eligibility to participate in PFI committees or Board of Directors and directly influence the direction of the organization and potentially the industry
- Ability to participate in PFI-sponsored safety education program
- Company listing on the PFI website, newsletter and in the annual HPBA/PFI Membership Directory and directory website
- Referrals to potential customers and increased exposure to foreign markets
PFI Standards, QA/QC
- Branding of pellets through the PFI Fuel Standards Program, allowing PFI logo to be printed on fuel bags
- Reduced cost to register and participate in the PFI Fuel Standards Program
- Ability to participate in and influence standards process and develop a deeper knowledge base
PFI Annual Conference & HPBExpo
- Discounted prices to attend and exhibit at the PFI Annual Conference
- Complimentary registration to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s annual expo, along with discounted prices for education programs there
For further information about PFI membership, please contact a member of the PFI Staff.