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March 1, 2013

BTEC to Sponsor ASTM E44.25 Heat Metering Biomass Application Meeting April 3
The h
eat metering working group will gather feedback from the biomass thermal industry during the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

Washington, DC - March 1, 2013 -The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is proud to announce it will sponsor a key meeting of the ASTM E44.25 Heat Metering subcommittee meeting to explore the inclusion and application of biomass technologies in E44.25 standards activities. The open meeting will be held in conjunction with the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo in Saratoga Springs, NY on April 3, 2013 from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

The ASTM E44.25 task group session is designed to incorporate feedback from the biomass thermal industry on a consensus heat metering standard. The session on April 3 will allow heat metering stakeholders to engage in the existing effort toward a common standard or explore the possibility of a parallel standards effort.

"This meeting provides a great opportunity for stakeholder input on a key industry development," said Joseph Seymour, BTEC Executive Director, "as no heat metering standard would be complete without the input of the biomass thermal industry."   

To register for the ASTM E44.25 Heat Metering meeting, please click here. Preregistration is required. If you are interested in attending, but not an ASTM member, you may register as a visitor. If you have any problems registering please email BTEC Policy Fellow Lisa Artuso at, with your contact information. Event details will be shared in the upcoming days.

Registration for the 5th annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo is separate from the ASTM session. Visit for more information on registration and side events for the April 3-5 conference.  

To learn more about the ASTM heating metering development, please visit ASTM's working group website.


About the Biomass Thermal Energy Council  
The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (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. For more information, visit






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