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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 >>



Biomass Industry Welcomes Record Pellet Demand in Northeast
Consumers encouraged to smartly plan pellets purchases for winter season to avoid oversupply

Washington, DC - October 29, 2014 - The biomass industry today announced that it is experiencing record demand for wood pellet heating fuel in the United States, particularly in the Northeastern region. The Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) and the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) commended consumers for planning their pellet purchasing in preparation for the winter season. The two groups highlighted the importance of purchasing pellets at a steady pace to avoid demand spikes.

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"Thermal Finance" Webinar Receives High Marks, Archive Now Available
October 22, 2015

The live recording and slide deck are now available from the BTEC webinar, "Thermal Finance: Strategies for getting the biomass heat deal done", originally broadcast on National Bioenergy Day, October 22nd, 2014. During the webinar, three speakers shared their insights and experiences for financing commercial-scale biomass heating systems. Presentations included case studies of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and "heat sales," as well as a historical analysis of biomass and fossil fuel costs. Access the archived webinar here >>

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 >>





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

11/4/2014 - 11/7/2014
2014 Collaborative Stove Design Workshop
Organized by: Alliance for Green Heat

The Rise of the Automated Wood Stove: An inside look at the Collaborative Stove Design Workshop
Organized by: BTEC, Alliance for Green Heat, and Brookhaven National Lab



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