Member comittees

Members of BTEC created these committees to help steer and shape the organization’s activities in several key areas. All members are welcome to join one or more of these member-led groups.

Chair: Dylan Kruse, Sustainable Northwest

The legislative and regulatory interests of organizations involved in biomass thermal energy are often underrepresented in Washington. This committee develops and implements the organization’s government affairs strategy in coordination with BTEC’s legislative representatives in D.C.

Active Members and Associates:

  • US Forest Service
  • Central Boiler
  • Hot Zero
  • Wilson Engineering Services
  • Maine Pellet Fuels Association
  • Alliance for Green Heat
  • Clearstak
  • Heating the Midwest
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Uzelac Industries
  • Innovative Natural Resource Solutions
  • Clarkson University
  • AFS Energy Systems
  • Forest Energy Corporation
  • American Wood Fibers
  • TNT Ventures LLC
  • Viessmann

More information:

Jeff Serfass
Executive Director
jeff.serfass@www.biomassthermal.org
202-596-3974 x 312

Chair: Bede Wellford, Viessmann

There is a need for impartial, authoritative research on many issues surrounding biomass thermal energy. This committee works to develop white papers, reports, and other information that wll help industry and public stakeholders make technically and economically sound decisions in regards to biomass thermal energy.

Active Members and Associates:

  • DCM Logic
  • Heating the Midwest
  • Oregon Military Department
  • Timber Products Inspection/Biomass Energy Labs
  • Hot Zero
  • Biomass Energy Resource Center at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Maine Energy Systems
  • Wilson Engineering Services
  • WoodMaster
  • Resource Systems Group

Strategic Communciations Working Group

The purpose of the BTEC Strategic Communications Working Group is to:

  • Develop industry-coordinated targeted messages to respond to negative media and Internet coverage, and misperception of biomass thermal energy
  • Create proactive outreach to media, environmental, and policy influence leaders
  • Engage public relations professionals to supplement BTEC staff to implement member and allied stakeholder plans
  • Generate content for marketing and outreach collateral materials, including factsheets, webpages, letters to the editor, talking points, etc., that can be converted to print and used on a dedicated website

Chair: Bill Bell, Maine Pellet Fuels Association

 

Active Members and Associates:

  • Biomass Energy Resource Center at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • US Forest Service
  • 25x’25 Alliance
  • Biomass Engineering & Equipment
  • Maine Energy Systems
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Clean Energy Extension
  • Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
  • Northern Forest Center
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Uzelac Industries
  • Tarm Biomass

 

 

Membership Committee

Chair: Vacant

BTEC Sustaining Members