Michigan Wood Fuels LLC Initiates Implementation of the PFI/ALSC Standards Program
HOLLAND, Mich., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Michigan Wood Fuels, LLC has entered into an agreement with Timber Products Inspection (Conyers, GA) to initiate the process of qualifying our product under the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI)/American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Pellet Fuel Standards Program. With quality pellet production as our number one goal, Michigan Wood Fuels LLC is determined to ensure that our customers are always purchasing a premium grade pellet.
Robert Oswald, Plant Manager at Michigan Wood Fuels, LLC is gearing up for the program by finalizing their internal quality management program so that it will comply with the parameters of the PFI/ALSC Pellet Fuel Standards Program. "I am confident our plant is already producing consistent premium pellets. By participating in the PFI Standards Program we will pass along that confidence to the consumers."
In order to achieve compliance, Michigan Wood Fuels, LLC will work closely with Timber Products Inspection (TP) for auditing and laboratory testing services. After the internal quality program is finalized, TP will conduct an initial inspection to verify compliance, followed by on-going auditing and testing to assure continued compliance.
Once compliance with the PFI/ALSC Pellet Fuel Standards Program is achieved, Michigan Wood Fuels, LLC will then be able to display a Quality Mark on their bags indicating that they are producing pellets that are compliant with the fuel grade listed on their bag. "Consumers can feel rest assured we are producing premium grade pellets, partnering with Timber Products Inspection will only strengthen this assurance," says Michigan Wood Fuels' Director of Sales and Marketing, Justin M. Moran.
The PFI/ALSC Pellet Fuel Standards Program has been proposed to be incorporated by reference into the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters. EPA is mandating the regulation of pellet fuel through its NSPS and has voiced support of the PFI/ALSC Pellet Fuel Standards Program for inclusion in the NSPS. Pellet manufacturers participating in the PFI/ALSC Pellet Fuel Standards Program produce pellets that are assured to be qualified to a specific grade and can then be properly matched to appliance fuel requirements.
SOURCE Michigan Wood Fuels, LLC