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The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is a 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 to Create First Thermal Efficiency Test Method for Commercial-Sized Biomass-Fired Boilers
July 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – July 29, 2015– today The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) announced plans to release a draft of the first thermal efficiency test method designed specifically for commercial-sized boilers that utilize solid biomass as a fuel stock (including pellets, chips, briquettes, and cordwood). The project responds to concerns that a lack of reasonable testing standards for biomass systems can make it difficult for specifiers to provide the owner of a biomass system with a clear distinction between the performance of high-efficiency, low-emission equipment and less satisfactory performers. Read more about the project here>>


BTEC Outlines Federal Progress towards Renewable Energy Goals with Biomass to USDA, DOE Technical Advisory Committee
May 22, 2015

Read the testimony from BTEC Executive Director Joe Seymour here >>

New Online Course on Biomass-Based Heating Systems

Ann Arbor, MI, April 30, 2015 Heatspring Learning Institute, in partnership with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and John Siegenthaler, will soon launch a new “lite” version of their 10-week online course: Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems. The new course will focus specifically on residential and light commercial building systems that use high efficiency/low emission wood gasification and pellet-fired boilers. The course is designed to be completed in one week and provides seven AIA continuing education hours. Read more here >>

Register for the course here >>

BTEC Addresses Lack of Recognition and Promotion of High Efficiency Biomass Heating Systems in National Green Building Standard
April 20, 2015

Comments from the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) on the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) focused on the distribution of credits for new and renovated homes that incorporate a bomass heating system. Read the comments here >>

Bioenergy Experts from Government, Finance, Business, and Forestry to Assemble in Portland, Maine to Address Renewable Heating Market Challenges and Opportunities

Portland, ME, April 1, 2015The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), the leading voice for North American biomass and heating fuels technologies, today announced its conference program for the 7th annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2015 (NEBHx). The region’s largest biomass heating conference will assess the challenges of biomass project financing, integrating heating systems into homes and businesses, continuing the sustainability of wood fuels, and much more. Continue reading here >>

BTEC, PFI Applaud Executive Order for Recognizing Thermal Energy in Federal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals

Washington, DC, March 23, 2015 – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) commend President Obama’s commitment to expanding the use of renewable thermal energy with the issuance of Executive Order “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.” Continue reading the joint statement here >>



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9/20/2015 - 9/22/2015
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