Biomass Thermal Energy Council and Pellet Fuels Institute Thank Sen. Angus King and Rep. Peter Welch for Introducing BTU Act
Proposed Legislation Qualifies Biomass Heating Systems for Tax Credits Currently Extended to Other Renewable Energy Sources
Washington, DC – February 18, 2015 – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) thanked Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) for their commitment to renewable biomass energy and their bipartisan effort to ensure that biomass for heating and cooling systems is represented within the U.S. Tax Code. Read more >>
EPA Releases New Emissions Limits for Residential Wood Heating Industry
On February 4, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its updated New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters. The rulemaking marks the regulation’s first major update since 1988. The rule – which would be phased in over five years – applies to particulate matter (PM) emissions from new residential biomass heating systems such as wood and pellet stoves, indoor and outdoor boilers, and forced air heaters. Read more here >>
Presentation Posted: Biomass Residuals and CHP Webinar
From wood residuals large and small, combined heat and power (CHP) from waste biomass is an economic and proven means of waste elimination. The benefits are indisputable: distributed biomass shrinks the radius to acquire and transport fuel sources, and can eliminate the costs of transporting and landfilling biomass waste streams. Today, technology is in place to generate heat and electricity from large to small-scale biomass in ways that are economical and efficient.
You may now access the presentation and live recording from the February 10th Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) webinar here >>
BTEC Opens Bulk Pellet Storage Best Management Practice Document for Stakeholder Review and Feedback
January 6, 2015 - BTEC's Technical and Regulatory Affairs subcommittee on bulk pellet storage has produced the following document, "Quality and Safety Assurance: Best Management Practice for the Storage of Loose Bulk Wood Pellets for Small and Medium Scale Central Heating Systems." The report is available here >>
Biomass stakeholders are invited to review the document and submit comments now through March 6, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order for comments to be fully considered, submissions must be received as Word or PDF files.
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