With environmental concerns and fuel costs mounting, many Americans are looking for ways to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and replace them with renewable energy sources. In Pennsylvania, renewable energy sources include wood, wood residue and dedicated agricultural energy crops, also known as biomass. Pennsylvania Fuels for Schools & Communities is helping schools, communities and businesses understand the economic, operational, and environmental benefits of biomass energy systems.

Membership is open to all who are interested in helping to promote the sustainable use of biomass fuels in Pennsylvania - we are a collaborative effort of public officials, businesses, and private citizens committed to providing non-commercial assistance to communities and groups that are interested in biomass fuels for energy.

Fuels Standard Approved for Release

Jan 2015: PA Fuels for schools has finalized and approved its wood fuels recommended specifications. Please utilize and distribute as appropriate.


Here's a list of Fuels for Schools meetings and related bioenergy events in the state:

  • PA Fuels for Schools Meeting: 10 Dec, 2014, 10am-2pm
    Location: 244 Ag Engineering Building, Penn State University
  • PA Fuels for Schools Meeting: 11 Feb, 2015, 10:00 am
  • Spring Biomass EnergyTour: 15 Apr, 2015
    Terra Green Energy and Kane Experimental Forest
    Click here for tour info
  • PA Fuels for Schools Meeting:: 10 Jun, 2015, 10:00 am
  • PA Fuels for Schools Meeting: 19 Aug, 2015, 10:00 am (meet at Ag Progress Days, Rock Springs PA)
  • PA Fuels for Schools Meeting: 14 Oct, 2015, 10:00 am
  • PA Fuels for Schools Meeting:: 09 Dec 2015, 10:00 am


Dillon Floral Corporation

Featured Case Study: Dillon Floral Corporation
In its first full winter, Dillon Floral burned 2,347 tons of wood chips, at an average delivered cost of $25/ton, equating to $58,670. By making the conversion from #6 heating oil to a biomass heating system, Dillon Floral saved approximately $191,330 in heating costs.