NEWP qualifies for PFI’s pellet fuel standards program
New Hampshire-based New England Wood Pellet has become the first manufacturer to qualify for the Pellet Fuel Institute’s pellet fuel standards program. NEWP can now begin to display the PFI Quality Mark on its bags, indicating the company is producing pellets compliant with the fuel grade listed on its packaging. This allows the pellets to be properly matched to appliances that burn them.
PFI has been working on the program since 2005 with the goal of creating an industry-wide uniform certification to improve product quality. The program has been incorporated into the U.S. EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for Residential Wood Heaters.
Additional companies are undergoing certification and similar announcements are expected to be made later this year. According to PFI, 29 companies representing 48 pellet mills have pledged their intent to enroll in the program in the past year.