2021 Biomass Thermal Summit

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Silver Sponsors

Founding Sponsors

Overview

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council will host its 2021 Biomass Thermal Summit from April 27 -29 and May 4-6, 2021. This virtual event will feature six sessions on the state of the industry, latest federal policy developments from the US Congress, the Biden Administration and agencies. Over the past several years, BTEC has achieved a number of successes, including passage of the residential tax credit of the BTU Act and establishment of the Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovations Program.

From a policy makers’ perspective, the inclusion of biomass heating technologies in federal tax, natural resource, and energy policy aids in achieving air quality and environmental objectives. The purpose of this Summit is to continue the dialogue between the industry and federal policy makers on the role of wood heating as a decarbonization pathway for thermal energy.

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) invites industry, environmental and policy stakeholders to this multi-day virtual experience to discuss the contribution that the biomass thermal energy industry can make to mitigate climate change and to discuss policy and regulatory solutions to expand the industry’s beneficial impacts, create new markets for woody biomass resources, and the environmental benefits of a closed-loop forestry and agricultural industry.

What are the next steps to ensure modern wood heating receives market incentives and policy parity with other renewables? Are there other federal programs that can be leveraged to grow the industry? This document features proposed sessions and sponsorship opportunities, allowing BTEC and co-hosts to create this event, and continue representing the industry in Washington, DC. Join Us!

Agenda

Day One (April 27)

  • Opening Keynote – 11:00 to 11:30 AM
  • Session 1 – Overview of the Biomass Thermal Industry in 2021 – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Networking – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Day Two (April 28)

  • Opening Keynote – 11:00 to 11:30 AM
  • Session 2 – The Environmental Imperative and Carbon Benefits of Biomass Energy – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Networking – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Day Three (April 29)

  • Keynote – 11:00 to 11:30 AM
  • Session 3 – The Successes and Lessons from the Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovations Program – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Networking – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Day Four (May 4)

  • Keynote – 11:00 to 11:30 AM
  • Session 4 – Passage and Implementation of the Residential Wood Heating Tax Credit – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Networking – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Day Five (May 5)

  • Keynote – 11:00 to 11:30 AM
  • Session 5 – Expansion of Wood Heating Tax Credits to Commercial and Institutional Applications – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Networking – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Day Six (May 6)

  • Keynote – 11:00 to 11:30 AM
  • Session 6 – Expansion of the EPA Renewable Fuel Standard to Thermal Energy and Wood Fuel – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Networking – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council seeks industry leader sponsorship to conduct the 2021 BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT. Multiples opportunities are available, with multiple benefits to elevate your organization’s exposure to policymakers. Please review and contact Peter Thompson to sponsor the Summit!

Co-host the Biomass Thermal Summit – $15,000

BTEC invites a co-host organization to make the Biomass Thermal Summit a success. The co-host will receive recognition alongside BTEC in all communications, event presentations and opportunity to shape the agenda and provide a keynote presentation.

Co-hosting will ensure the broadest possible leadership in creating and marketing this event to obtain industry-wide and government-wide results.

Benefits:

  • Logo appears alongside BTEC logo for all event communications;
  • Opportunity to shape agenda, speakers and presentations;
  • 1 Keynote Speaking slot on the agenda, if desired;
  • Recognition as a leader of the biomass energy industry to federal policymakers.

Industry Sponsors

Equipment manufacturers, fuel producers, project developers and supply chain organizations are invited to become an industry sponsor and elevate their brand to industry and policymakers as a leader in providing renewable, low-cost heat for communities across the country! Multiple levels of engagement are available for businesses!

Title Sponsor – $10,000

  • Speaking Opportunity
  • Logo in custom BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT banner for all BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT marketing
  • Additional large logo with company link in all BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT marketing
  • Large logo and top tier placement on BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT website
  • Sponsor discussion table with interactive top logo placement for networking in ALL 6 BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT sessions
  • Logo in all session introduction slides
  • Company specific question in End-of-Event survey to attendees

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

  • Speaking Opportunity
  • Sponsor discussion table with interactive top logo placement for networking at 4 BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT sessions of your choosing, subject to availability
  • Large logo with company link in all BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT marketing
  • Large logo on BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT website
  • Logo in all session introduction slides

Silver Sponsor – $2,500

  • Sponsor table with interactive logo placement at 2 BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT sessions of your choosing, subject to availability
  • Logo with company link in all BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT marketing
  • Logo on BIOMASS THERMAL SUMMIT website
  • Logo in all session introduction slides

Supporting Sponsor

BTEC seeks associations, charities and foundations to contribute financial and in-kind contributions to elevate the reach of this event among their networks. These organizations will have a forestry, environmental and/or renewable energy focused mission. Supporting sponsors will help promote the Biomass Thermal Summit in exchange for recognition throughout the events and promotions.

Supporting sponsor status for the Biomass Thermal Summit is subject to negotiation.

Sponsorship Flyer available here >>

Contact:

Peter Thompson
BTEC Deputy Director
peter.thompson@biomassthermal.org
202-596-3974 x302