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Category: Wood Pellets

Wood Pellets


The Challenge of Forecasting Pellet Demand

Pellet Mill Magazine/Biomass Magazine, Mar. 2014, by Susanne Retka Schill.
http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/10129/the-challenge-of-forecasting-pellet-demand

"Can the demand boost from this winter’s severe cold and energy costs be sustained?"

How the Northern States can Heat with Renewable Energy and Create Jobs and Economic Growth while Significantly Lowering Carbon Emissions

FutureMetrics, LLC, December 2013, by William Strauss.
http://futuremetrics.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/How-the-Northern-States -can-Heat-with-Renewable-Energy-and-Create-
Jobs-Economic-Growth-and-Environmental-Benefits.pdf


A white paper from a consulting firm for the pellet fuel industry -
"As this white paper will show, the negative economic and environmental impacts of this [petroleum-based fossil fuels] dependency are significant. But this paper will also show that the positive benefits that accrue from the conversion of homes and businesses from fossil fueled heating systems to renewable premium pellet fueled systems are significant. "

Wood Pellets a Hot Commodity Across U.S.

Biomass Magazine, Feb. 7, 2014, by Anna Simet.
http://www.biomassmagazine.com/articles/9998/wood-pellets-a-hot-commodity-across-u-s

"Those enjoying cord wood or pellet heat have a leg up on the frigid season. Data from the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning indicates that wood pellets are running $25.50 cheaper per MMBtu than propane and $13.71 cheaper per MMBtu than heating oil, and in some parts of the country such as Minnesota and Wisconsin, propane prices have doubled in the last several months, reaching close to $5 per gallon in some areas."

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