Bioenergy Europe has brought forward the "GoodChips" program, which is being offered as the first international certification scheme for wood chips as it pertains to their use a solid biofuel.
The ENplus quality certification scheme serves an important role for U.S. wood pellet producers, but there is at least one key issue that has limited its adoption within the U.S.
Timber Products Inspection, Inc. (TP) is pleased to announce that effective January 31, 2019, they have entered into an agreement to acquire Stafford Inspection & Consulting Services, LLC. (Stafford) which is currently headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
Both TP and Stafford have been providing professional inspection and certification services for over 50 years and are well recognized in the Industry. This acquisition aligns with TP’s objective to strengthen their position in the lumber, export wood packaging, truss and log home markets which are their core businesses.
Jeremy Williams, Controller of TP commented “The management team at Stafford has always been committed to providing dependable services and has built their reputation as a solid company based on integrity. These values are in direct alignment with the values that TP has delivered to their clients. Our hope is that this acquisition will provide growth opportunities for both Stafford and TP employees”.
Stafford will operate as a subsidiary of WRD, TP’s parent company, and be headquartered out of Conyers, Georgia.
BBQ pellets for grilling are becoming more and more popular. Chris Wiberg weighs in on this industry, and whether it's time for development of standards for manufacturing and using BBQ pellets.
Despite their increase in popularity, there are currently no published standards or any other known guidance for manufacturing and using BBQ pellets.
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International shipping of palletized cargo generally requires compliance with plant health guidelines designed to limit the spread of pests around the globe. And if you follow these guidelines (ISPM-15), you can ensure that any wood pallets, crates or dunnage that you manfacture or use are compliant.
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The introduction of a specifically configured Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has transformed the efficiency of a busy biomass lab. Eliminating the use of spreadsheets for sample tracking has simplified data retrieval while other LIMS functionality has facilitated ISO17025 compliance.
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