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EIA updates bioenergy, wood heating forecasts
The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting the non-hydro renewables share of U.S. electricity generation will be 9 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018." "Wood biomass is expected to be used to generate 110,000 MWh per day of electricity this year, increasing to 111,000 MWh per day next year. Waste biomass is expected to be used to generate 60,000 MWh per day of electricity this year, with that level maintained into 2018." Read more >>


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." Read more >>


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 >>

BTEC Applauds Senate Passage of Energy Policy Modernization Act

Washington, DC, April 22, 2016 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) expressed its support for yesterday's Senate passage of S. 2012-the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Two key BTEC-supported provisions were included in this legislation that put clean, highly efficient energy from biomass on a better footing to contribute to our country's renewable energy and carbon reduction needs. Read more >>


BTU ACT Alert - Your Immediate Action Required
Urgent Grassroots Advocacy Alert - BTU Act - Please Act Today!

Washington, DC - April 8, 2016 -BTEC is requesting all members and industry stakeholders to send a very brief email to their Senators asking for their support to include Senator King's BTU ACT amendment in the Senate's manager's amendment to the FAA bill (H.R. 636). Read more >>


BTEC Announces New Executive Director Jeff Serfass
BTEC's Founding Executive Director to Lead Organization through Challenging Economic Environment

Washington, DC - March 9, 2016 - The Board of Directors of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) officially announced the appointment of Jeff Serfass to take over for Joel Stronberg as BTEC's Executive Director. Jeff has led the organization in its formative years in 2009 and 2010 and has continued to provide guidance as BTEC's Senior Advisor. Read more >>


BTEC's Northeast Biomass Heating Expo is coming to Burlington, VT!

Washington, DC - January 14, 2016 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council is proud to announce the 2016 Northeast Biomass Heating Expo which will draw hundreds of visitors from the U.S. and Canada to Burlington, VT from March 30th to April 1st, 2016 to attend what has become one of the premier biomass thermal energy conferences in the United States. What started out as “Heating the Northeast with Renewable Biomass” in 2009 has now grown into the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo, with over 1,500 individual attendees and 400 businesses, agencies, and organizations represented since that year. Read more >>


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