From:                              Jeff Serfass (BTEC Executive Director)  <> on behalf of Jeff Serfass (BTEC Executive Director)  <>

Sent:                               Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:18 AM

To:                                   Aaron Aber (Biomass)

Subject:                          BTEC Weekly Non-Member Brief - BTEC-AGH Webinar Slides Available, PBEA Workshop, etc.







May 23, 2017



Dear Aaron: 

Last Thursday, BTEC co-hosted the first in a series of webinars with the Alliance for Green Heat. The webinar, "Thermoelectric Wood Stoves," was an introduction to the Alliance's 4th  Wood Stove Design Challenge >>, which will take place on the National Mall in Washington, DC in November 2018.

This type of collaboration is necessary for the strength of our industry. I encourage you to view the slides >> and listen to the recording >> from this webinar, and to attend future webinars co-hosted by our organizations. If you see opportunities for BTEC to collaborate with your organization, or with other industry groups, please contact me.

Jeff Serfass





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Boiler Operator Training at Kane Hardwoods
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