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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.

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. Learn more about BTEC and its vision >>

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Construction & Demolition Recycling Association
"The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) promotes and defends the environmentally sound recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States annually. These materials include aggregates such as concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals." Read more >>


New Hampshire Wood Energy Council
"The New Hampshire Wood Energy Council is a not-for-profit partnership that provides professional guidance to support growth in commercial and institutional heating with wood. NHWEC brings together individuals, organizations, businesses, industry associations, and government agencies interested in the sustainable use of our renewable forests to help bring energy independence and economic prosperity to the Granite State." Read more >>


Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food, and Rural Affairs
This government agency includes a focus on renewable biomass combustion of agricultural, wood, and grass residue. Read more >>


University of Massachusetts Amherst - Clean Energy Extension
The transition to clean energy is critical for Massachusetts to meet its greenhouse gas reduction commitments and provides an opportunity to foster new economic development in the Commonwealth.  The UMass Clean Energy Extension provides a resource dedicated to reduce market barriers and accelerate the adoption of clean energy for Massachusetts cities and towns, businesses, institutions, farms, low income and other multiunit housing, and others. Read more >>


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Analysis shows wood pellet fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels
The Northern Forest Center commissioned a study of the greenhouse gas impacts of heating buildings with state-of-the-art wood pellet boilers. The Spatial Informatics Group-Natural Assets Laboratory (SIG-NAL) used data specific to the region’s forest composition and harvest practices, and the pellet sourcing and manufacturing of 9 out of 10 Northern Forest pellet mills, all of which produce pellets exclusively for thermal (heat) generation. Read more >>

State Officials Celebrate National Bioenergy Day with Opening of New Wood Biomass Heating Plant
Project will heat NH’s environmental protection and public health agencies building
Concord, New Hampshire - New Hampshire state officials celebrated National Bioenergy Day by holding an open house to recognize the completion of a new wood biomass boiler that will heat a major state building in Concord. Read more >>

New report documents $36 million annual state economic benefit from modern wood heating of community, commercial and institutional buildings in NH
Concord, New Hampshire, October 20, 2016
- "The NH Wood Energy Council, a not-for-profit public education and outreach organization, today released a report documenting the economic and environmental benefits of heating community, commercial and institutional buildings with modern wood chip and pellet technology." Read more >>

National Bioenergy Day: turning waste into value
Washington, DC, October 18, 2016 - "National Bioenergy Day – tomorrow, Oct. 19 – is a showcase for a nationwide network of biomass facilities producing heat, electricity and byproducts from woody biomass and agricultural waste. One hoped-for result: new federal support for biomass energy."

"Jeff Serfass, executive director of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, a non-profit trade association, hopes Bioenergy Day will spark new awareness of biomass energy’s importance and far greater use of the industry’s vast untapped potential."


Join BTEC for "BTEC and Brews" at Upcoming Industry Events
BTEC will be hosting a "BTEC and Brews" event at Heating the Midwest on October 12! Read more on our events page >>

BTEC Updates Mission and Vision Statement
Washington, DC, July 22, 2016 – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) announced today its updated mission and vision statements. Read more >>

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