April 29, 2016

In this Week's Pellet Wire:

Reserve Your Space at the 2016 PFI Annual Conference in Asheville, NC!

Don't miss this year's PFI Annual Conference at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina! Registration opens today for the conference, taking place July 24-26, 2016. 

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.



Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities

We are also excited to announce sponsorship and exhibitor packages for the PFI Annual Conference. Sponsorship and exhibition at PFI's Annual Conference offers fantastic marketing and networking opportunities for all involved in the pellet fuels industry. Each year, colleagues from across North America and beyond attend this "can't miss" conference featuring two days of educational sessions, industry exhibits and social events. For additional information on sponsorships and exhibition, please contact the PFI office.

Preview of Conference Speakers

We have an exciting and informative lineup of speakers planned for this year's conference. The keynote speaker will be Tom Martin, CEO of the American Forest Foundation, which works with families, teachers and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect the values provided by our nation's forest heritage.

Other speakers will include:

  • Executives from Drax and Enviva
  • International updates from Gordon Murray-WPAC and Dr. William Strauss-FutureMetrics
  • Government policy updates from Pat Rita-Orion Advocates and a representative from the EPA
  • Market experts will reveal new market opportunities in BBQ pelletsanimal beddings, and absorption markets

Upcoming Industry Events

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

JaxPort to seek federal grant for wood pellet export operation
Florida Times-Union
JaxPort has been trying for years to get a foothold in the shipping of wood pellets, which are a growing source of energy in Europe as a substitute for using coal in electric generating plants.

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Vermont funds pellet infrastructure, wood heat projects
Biomass Magazine
The Vermont Department of Public Service has awarded $913,054 from the Clean Energy Development Fund to increase the demand and supply for local wood heat, including five grants to support bulk pellet infrastructure and 11 to support advanced wood heating system installation.

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Gov. LePage signs bill to boost biomass industry
Biomass Magazine
Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed legislation that will inject up to $13.4 million into the state's biomass sector via renewed and new power purchase agreements. The legislation, titled "An Act to Establish a Process for the Procurement of Biomass Resources," passed the state House and Senate April 15.

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