NELMA Promotes Pellet Inspection Program at PFI Conference
For the second year, NELMA has exhibited at the Annual Conference of the Pellet Fuel Institute (PFI), held this year in Asheville, North Carolina, July 28-30. More than 250 members of PFI attended the Conference, primarily consisting of pellet fuel manufacturers from throughout the Northeast, South, and Midwest regions of the country. As one of 40 overall exhibitors at the event, and one of only two accredited inspection agencies exhibiting, the focus was to introduce the Association’s Densified Fuel Inspection Program to pellet manufacturers in attendance.
The quick message via exhibit materials proclaimed, “NELMA’s Wood Pellet Inspectors Are Ready When You Are!”, a play on the fact that 95% of the pellet industry is waiting to become part of an inspection program until further pressure is put in place by EPA, which could take place early next year. Details of NELMA’s Qualification Process and Inspection Procedures were provided at the exhibit table for review and discussion with interested attendees.