March 11, 2016

In this Week's Pellet Wire:

Heading to New Orleans Next Week for the HBExpo? Don't Forget to Register for Breakfast & Biomass!

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo is taking place next week in New Orleans, LA. PFI welcomes all attending Expo to join us the morning of Friday, March 18, for our annual event, Breakfast & Biomass: A Briefing on the Pellet Market. In addition to a full breakfast and networking opportunities, the program will feature speakers who will address all aspects of the pellet industry.

PFI Chairman Stephen Faehner will preside over the event, providing updates on industry and member activities. Stan Elliot, Co-Chair of the PFI Conference Committee will provide a preview of the 2016 PFI Annual Conference in Asheville, NC. HPBA staff will present their annual report on pellet stove shipments. Finally, Pat Rita of Orion Advocates and John Crouch of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association will give attendees an overview of the policy and regulatory issues facing the industry this year. 

Breakfast & Biomass will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:30am in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Please visit PFI's website for more information on how to register for the $35 breakfast. Contact Carrie Annand at [email protected] with any questions. 

Save the Date!

The date is set for PFI's 2016 Annual Conference. Join us July 24-26 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC! 

The PFI Annual Conference highlights the various applications of densified biomass, as well as trends and best practices within the densified biomass industry. It attracts a broad range of individuals from the public and private sectors, academia, and local, state and national governments from North America and beyond. The conference features two days of educational sessions as well as industry exhibits, extensive networking opportunities and a golf tournament. 

Visit PFI's website for more information. Be sure to watch this space as registration will open soon! Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available now!

Upcoming Industry Events

March 18, 2016 : Breakfast & Biomass

March 30-April 1, 2016
: Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

April 5-7, 2016
: Argus Biomass 2016

April 11-14, 2016
: International Biomass Conference & Expo 2016

June 6-9, 2016
: European Biomass Conference & Exhibition

June 15-17, 2016
: International Bioenergy Conference

July 24-26, 2016
: PFI Annual Conference

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Industry News

Saucier bill to encourage public institutions to purchase locally sourced wood pellets advances
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Many new projects are underway at the State Port in Wilmington. The Port is developing a pellet facility, which will help with the process of exporting wood products to Europe, and other areas.

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It makes sense to use Maine's forest biomass to produce energy
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Maine's loggers, landowners, foresters and mills not only want, but need to use every part of a tree. Our state is a national leader in renewable energy, and biomass accounts for 60 percent of Maine's renewable energy portfolio and 27 percent of its electricity generation, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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