Biomass Thermal Energy Resource Materials
All resources below are free and publicly accessible. These tools are put forth to encourage the sustainable use of biomass for heat, an energy use that accounts for over 30% of U.S. consumption.
Many of these resources have been developed through the support of a grant from the USDA Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC).* Other resources, reports, videos, and presentations have been made available from cooperating associations, universities, foundations, and institutes.
Biomass Thermal FAQs
Answer your basic inquiries on biomass thermal fuels, technologies, and uses by reading these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
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This library is intended to serve as a collection of resources on American and international publications explaining the opportunites, limitations, and implementation processes of sustainable wood heating and cooling systems.
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Operational Biomass-Fueled CHP Maps
A collection of data representing the nation's woody and non-woody biomass-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) sites.
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Visions for the Biomass Thermal Energy Market in 2025
BTEC and several other groups have developed reports on the market opportunity for biomass thermal energy in the Northeast and the Midwest. With the right policy tools, the share of renewable heating with biomass, solar thermal and geothermal can increase manyfold, thus creating thousands of new jobs, retain money in the local economy and help rural development.
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BTEC’s webinars are designed to increase communications and improve the knowledge of biomass thermal energy through live, worldwide broadcasts. Speakers and topics are as diverse at the biomass thermal industry itself.
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Factsheets and Case Studies
These resources are succinct, 1-4 page print documents that describe important biomass thermal topics, such as policy priorities, residential heating, industrial and commercial uses, and much more. Fact sheets will be made available as they are developed.
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Biomass experts share their timely insights into the rapidly evolving biomass thermal industry through recorded audio interviews. These interviews address contemporaneous topics of immediate concern to key stakeholders.
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Presentations and Videos
BTEC has compiled keynote presentations, briefings, and videos from BTEC and non-BTEC events that highlight the use of biomass for thermal energy.
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* - The work upon which these materials are based was funded in part through a grant awarded by the Wood Education and Resource Center, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, U.S. Forest Service.
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