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BTEC Factsheets
Below is a sample of factsheets from BTEC and affiliated organizations on issues related to biomass thermal energy. As part of its educational outreach, BTEC has prepared a factsheet series on key issues in the biomass thermal energy industry. These factsheets were made possible through to a grant from the USDA Forest Service's Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

These factsheets were all produced by the Biomass Thermal Energy Council.

BTU Act 2017

2014 Farm Bill Energy Title

Why use biomass for heating?

Fact Sheet 1
Biomass Thermal Market Overview

Fact Sheet 2
Residential Heating

Fact Sheet 3
Large Scale Heating with Biomass

Fact Sheet 4
Economic Impact of Biomass Thermal Energy on Rural Communities - Ver. 2Fact Sheet 5 Renewable Heating, Cooling and CHP - The Opportunity for Biomass Thermal EnergyOpportunity for Biomass Thermal Energy

BTEC Member Case Studies
As part of its educational outreach, BTEC has assembled a collection of case studies from BTEC affiliated organizations. These case studies are provided to give detailed examples highlighting the installation of biomass thermal projects and the results of these installations. Note: BTEC was not involved in the development or publication of these reports, and does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information.

Viessmann >>

Fink Enderby District Energy – Enderby, BC

La Cité Verte District Heating System, Québec City, QC

Nazko Valley Elementary School & Community Centre – Quesnel, BC

Sealaska Plaza Building Juneau, AK

AFS Energy Systems, Inc. >>
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, MA

Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Biotech Energy >>
Green Mountain College, VT

Hazen Union School,
Hardwick, VT

Middlebury College, VT

Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, ME

BERC Case Studies
Below is a sample of factsheets on issues related to biomass thermal energy, provided by the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) >>, a Founding Member of BTEC.
Note: BTEC was not involved in the development or publication of these factsheets.

The benefits of using woodchip heating for schools and communities Carbon Dioxide and Biomass Energy

Air Emissions from Modern Wood Energy Systems

Forest Biomass and Air Emissions


New England Wood Pellet



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