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The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit industry association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications.

BTEC is an association of biomass fuel producers, appliance manufacturers and distributors, supply chain companies and non-profit organizations that view biomass thermal energy as a renewable, responsible, clean and energy-efficient pathway to meeting America’s energy needs. BTEC engages in research, education, and public advocacy for the fast growing biomass thermal energy industry. More >>



Host a Site Tour on National Bioenergy Day - October 22,2014

Washington, DC, August 20, 2014 – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council is encouraging bioenergy facilities and installations around the U.S. to hold open houses or other events on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to raise the profile of the thermal and CHP sectors.

Bioenergy does not often receive the recognition it deserves by keeping forests and fields healthy and generating renewable energy. The second annual National Bioenergy Day is an opportunity to showcase bioenergy facilities and the bioenergy supply chain to policy makers and the public. Learn more or participate here >>

BTEC Applauds Addition of Thermal to Massachusetts Alternative Portfolio Standard
The comprehensive thermal energy bill now heads to the Governor for approval

Washington, DC, August 4, 2014 – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) praised the passage of a bill adding renewable thermal energy as a component of the Massachusetts Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). Massachusetts now joins New Hampshire as the only states that have authorized the inclusion of renewable thermal in comprehensive Renewable Portfolio Standards.

Read the article here >>

Governor Cuomo Launches Renewable Heat NY to Build Market for High-Efficiency, Low-Emissions Wood-Fired Heating Systems
July 29, 2014

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched Renewable Heat NY, a $27 million initiative aimed at building a sustainable, high-efficiency, low-emissions wood heating sector in New York. Renewable Heat NY will also help develop more clean technology manufacturing based in New York, a skilled installer base, and sustainably harvested wood fuels from state forests—supporting economic development while preserving the environment. The event was hosted at the facility of BTEC member Evoworld

Read the official Renewable HeatNY announcement here >>


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International Training Seminar Biomass Heating



National BioEnergy Day

WoodStove Design Challenge

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Bioenergy International Biomass P&T PFI RISI

Senator King's Address To NEBHX Attendees (3'17")

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Upcoming Events
2014 Mid-Atlantic Wood Solutions Fair
Organized by: WoodWorks

9/8/2014 - 9/11/2014
International Training Seminar Biomass Heating - Market development and technologies
Organized by: OÖ Energiesparverband

9/15/2014 - 11/21/2014
Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems
Organized by: BTEC, HeatSpring Learning Institute



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