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The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is a 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 >>



BTEC Announces New Executive Director Joel Stronberg
Stronberg Brings Deep Policy Expertise to Continue BTEC's Growth and Influence

Washington, D.C. - September 3, 2015 - Today, the Board of Directors of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) officially announced the appointment of Joel Stronberg as BTEC's new Executive Director. His appointment will bolster BTEC's role as the Nation's advocate for clean and efficient use of renewable biomass for thermal energy and combined heat and power. Stronberg, a renewable energy professional with 20 years of experience, has consulted for many groups in the clean energy field, including the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and the National Associate of State Energy Officials (NASEO). Read more here >>


BTEC announces new 10 Week Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems Course
Instructor: John Siegenthaler | Online: October 5 - December 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - August 20, 2015 - Learn advanced techniques and strategies for designing and installing biomass heating systems with industry legend John Siegenthaler. This comprehensive ten-week online course is designed for engineers, installers, designers, and professionals looking to take their skills to the next level. Developed in partnership with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and HeatSpring, this is a unique opportunity learn directly from an industry expert and earn 23 AIA credits and 11.5 BPI CEUs. Read more here >>


BTEC to Create First Thermal Efficiency Test Method for Commercial-Sized Biomass-Fired Boilers
July 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – July 29, 2015– Today, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) announced plans to release a draft of the first thermal efficiency test method designed specifically for commercial-sized boilers that utilize solid biomass as a fuel stock (including pellets, chips, briquettes, and cordwood). The project responds to concerns that a lack of reasonable testing standards for biomass systems can make it difficult for specifiers to provide the owner of a biomass system with a clear distinction between the performance of high-efficiency, low-emission equipment and less satisfactory performers. Read more about the project here>>



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Upcoming Events
10/5/2015 - 12/11/2015
Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems Course
Organized by: BTEC, HeatSpring, John Siegenthaler

National Bioenergy Day 2015
Organized by: BPA, BTEC and other bioenergy associations

10/26/2015 - 10/29/2015
IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015
Organized by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)



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