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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 Issues Support, Makes Recommendations for the New EIA Densified Biomass Fuel Survey

On March 2, 2015, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) submitted comments to the Energy Information Administration in support of the new Form 63C, the Densified Biomass Fuel Report. BTEC's recommendations included refining data fields, survey frequency, reporting criteria, and more to best capture the growing the biomass energy industry. Read the BTEC comments here >>

Biomass Thermal Energy Council and Pellet Fuels Institute Thank Sen. Angus King and Rep. Peter Welch for Introducing BTU Act
Proposed Legislation Qualifies Biomass Heating Systems for Tax Credits Currently Extended to Other Renewable Energy Sources

Washington, DC – February 18, 2015 – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) thanked Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) for their commitment to renewable biomass energy and their bipartisan effort to ensure that biomass for heating and cooling systems is represented within the U.S. Tax Code. Read more >>

EPA Releases New Emissions Limits for Residential Wood Heating Industry

On February 4, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its updated New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters. The rulemaking marks the regulation’s first major update since 1988. The rule – which would be phased in over five years – applies to particulate matter (PM) emissions from new residential biomass heating systems such as wood and pellet stoves, indoor and outdoor boilers, and forced air heaters. Read more here >>

Presentation Posted: Biomass Residuals and CHP Webinar

From wood residuals large and small, combined heat and power (CHP) from waste biomass is an economic and proven means of waste elimination. The benefits are indisputable: distributed biomass shrinks the radius to acquire and transport fuel sources, and can eliminate the costs of transporting and landfilling biomass waste streams. Today, technology is in place to generate heat and electricity from large to small-scale biomass in ways that are economical and efficient. 

You may now access the presentation and live recording from the February 10th Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) webinar here >>






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Upcoming Events
2/23/2015 - 5/1/2015
Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems
Organized by: BTEC & HeatSpring

Financing CHP at Wastewater Treatment Facilities with Clean Water State Revolving Fund Resources
Organized by: EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership

3/31/2015 - 4/1/2015
Forest Products and Timberland Investment Conference
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