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The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is a 501(c)(6) 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 Requests Technology Neutral Energy Tax Reform in Senate Finance Committee Statement for the Record
September 29, 2014

In response to a Senate Committee on Finance's energy tax policy hearing, BTEC submitted a statement for the record endorsing a technology neutral and thermal-inclusive approach. Read the comments here >>

Energy Farmers: Agricultural and grass biomass supply chain considerations
Materials posted from October 1st BTEC on non-woody biomass processing and handling

View the archived materials from the Biomass Thermal Energy Council’s (BTEC) webinar with speakers Jay Van Roekel of Vermeer and Tom Wilson of Wilson Engineering Services in which they discuss the ins-and-outs of agricultural and grass biomass fuels from the field to the boiler. Access the webinar materials here >>

Host a Site Tour on National Bioenergy Day - October 22, 2014

Washington, DC, August 20, 2014 – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council is encouraging bioenergy facilities and installations around the U.S. to hold open houses or other events on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to raise the profile of the thermal and CHP sectors.

Bioenergy does not often receive the recognition it deserves by keeping forests and fields healthy and generating renewable energy. The second annual National Bioenergy Day is an opportunity to showcase bioenergy facilities and the bioenergy supply chain to policy makers and the public. Learn more or participate here >>

BTEC Applauds Addition of Thermal to Massachusetts Alternative Portfolio Standard
The comprehensive thermal energy bill now heads to the Governor for approval

Washington, DC, August 4, 2014 – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) praised the passage of a bill adding renewable thermal energy as a component of the Massachusetts Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). Massachusetts now joins New Hampshire as the only states that have authorized the inclusion of renewable thermal in comprehensive Renewable Portfolio Standards.

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BTEC is proud to be a Supporting Organization for these events:

National BioEnergy Day

WoodStove Design Challenge

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Bioenergy International Biomass P&T PFI RISI

Senator King's Address To NEBHX Attendees (3'17")

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Upcoming Events
9/15/2014 - 11/21/2014
Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems
Organized by: BTEC, HeatSpring Learning Institute

Penn State Extension's Fuels Forum and Tour
Organized by: Penn State Cooperative Extension, PBEA, and PA Fuels for Schools and Communities Group

Thermal Finance: Strategies for getting the biomass heat deal done
Organized by: BTEC



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