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PFI Update: PFI Standards Program, Breakfast & Biomass Registration

January 12, 2015

 Breakfast & Biomass Registration Now Open 

Join the Pellet Fuels Institute in Nashville, TN, this March for Breakfast & Biomass: A Briefing on the Pellet Market. Held at HPBExpo on Friday, March 6, the breakfast offers a chance to meet with colleagues throughout the pellet industry and learn about current market trends, important developments in federal and state policy, amongst other issues. 

For more information on how to register and to view the morning’s agenda, visit the PFI website.

Please note that all who wish to participate in the breakfast must be registered attendees of HPBExpo

Thank You to our Breakfast & Biomass Sponsors:



Member Resources

A new, distinct feature of PFI membership is access to a variety of reports directly on the Members Section of the PFI website.  

Read the latest updates on the New Source Performance Standard for Residential Heating Appliances, the Tax Credit for Biomass Burning Appliances and more.

PFI members may click here to access the site. 


 PFI Member Dues Renewals

Member dues renewals were circulated in December via email. If you didn't receive an email from us about renewing your dues for 2015, please contact our office at [email protected]

Not a member of PFI? Please contact us to find out how you can benefit from PFI membership. Or you may join now by visiting the PFI website.

Reminder:  USDA Wood Innovations Funding Deadline Approaching

January 23 marks the deadline to submit proposals to USDA to qualify for funds under the USDA Wood Innovations Funding RFP that was released in October 2014. To read more about the requirements, please see this announcement in the Federal Register. 

Save-The-Date: PFI 2015 Annual Conference 

Save the Date for the 2015 PFI Annual Conference, July 19-21 at the historic Colonial Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Virginia. 


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Fuel Availability

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