I heard the other day from a reliable source that the EPA is formulating new standards that would basically make using cordwood nearly impossible with any present technology. They are far tighter than the Phase II regs. Basically, the only thing that would be able to meet it would be a chip feed or pellet boiler that has a scrubber system integral to it. Current technology, even that which originates in Eurpo and has a minimum of around 2MM btu's is not in the ballpark. This is absolute nonsense and it makes me mad on so many fronts I hardly know where to start. I'm wondering if anyone else in the wood burning industry has heard of these new regs.