The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) advances the sustainable use of wood and agricultural biomass for clean, efficient heat and combined heat and power to meet America's energy needs and strengthen local economies.

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Rovanco Piping Systems >>
Rovanco Piping Systems, Inc., is a privately held manufacturing company located in Joliet, Illinois which was founded by owners Larry and Dick Stonitsch in 1969. The business was conceived for the express purpose of providing a high quality pre-insulated piping system as an alternative to (outdated, costly, less effective, etc.) field insulated piping.

BTEC Needs Your Help to Update the Wood Energy Financial Calculator!

Click on the icon to help us update boiler cost information for the Wood Energy Financial Calculator! Survey responses are due to David Bancroft >> by August 1.
Thank You Bede Wellford and Viessmann for Supporting Bioeconomy 2017
"What a great way to start off the conference", said Jonathan Male, Director of the US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies, after Bede Wellford, Renewables Sales Manager at Viessmann Manufacturing Company, concluded his opening remarks at Bioeconomy 2017. Read more >>

BTEC announces volume 4 of Community Wood Energy Handbook
On April 24, BTEC announced the publication of Enterprise Development for Integrated Wood Manufacturing, a handbook that accompanies BTEC's Wood Energy Financial Calculator. The handbook is targeted towards project developers, community organizations, and non-profits. Read more >>

Sens. Collins and King, Reps. Kelly and Welch, Introduce BTU Act
The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act (BTU Act) of 2017 has been introduced in the House (H.R. 3161) and Senate (S. 1480). The BTU Act incentivizes the installation of residential, commercial, and industrial high-efficiency wood heating systems through an investment tax credit. Read more >>
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Senator Wyden Unveils Energy Tax Reform
"Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today announced legislation to measurably reduce carbon pollution over the next decade through a series of incentives for clean energy and the promotion of new technologies in the private sector. Wyden’s Clean Energy for America Act includes technology-neutral tax credits for domestic production of clean electricity and clean transportation fuel, as well as performance-based tax incentives for energy-efficient homes and office buildings."

This bill incentivizes thermal with CHP. View the bill >> and a one-page summary >>


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