Fall 2011

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Business Briefs

Jennifer Hedrick has been appointed to serve as the first-ever full-time PFI executive director.

Business Briefs

By Staff

Business Briefs

By Biorefining Magazine Staff

Advanced Biofuels


Overcoming the challenges of an industry in its infancy involves understanding logistics, shipping, raw material supply, the art of manufacturing and entering the right markets.

With vast expanses of renewable resources and a well-established pellet industry, Canada is ready to fill the needs of an expanding global market.

Big in the Baltics

By Peter Taberner

With an abundance of raw materials and easy access to export markets, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are major league players in wood pellet production.

SHIPSHAPE: Pellets destined for the export market are poured into a ship's holding area at the Port of Vancouver.

Exporting Expertise

By Lisa Gibson

September's North American Biomass Pellet Export Conference offered valuable insight into the global pellet industry and connected buyers and sellers.

For Safety's Sake

By Lisa Gibson

A collaboration between the British Columbia Forest Safety Council and the Wood Pellet Association of Canada could help reduce safety issues and incidents in the pellet sector.

The Pellet Fuels Institute Annual Conference drew pellet industry players to Florida to learn more about issues relevant to their industry, including PFI's new fuel standards.

Trade Talk

By Matt Soberg

The U.S. government is pooling its resources to tackle the nation's trade deficit, and wood pellets may be the solution.

Hydroprocessed biojet achieves a significant milestone toward commercialization

Could the quest for top executives reveal the growth path of the industry?

EPA's proposed RFS2 volume requirements could increase the mandate for renewable fuels by 1.25 billion gallons


As the use of wood pellets for biomass and thermal energy increases, it's important to learn more about how fires develop, are detected and extinguished in storage silos.

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