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BTEC Seeks Material for Biomass Thermal Library

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council is concerned that the story of biomass thermal energy is not being heard in state capitals and in Washington, D.C. To remedy the situation they are asking biomass proponents to help them develop a resource library.
By Rona Johnson | March 04, 2011

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council is concerned that the story of biomass thermal energy is not being heard in state capitals and in Washington, D.C.  

To remedy the situation they are asking biomass proponents to help them develop a resource library on the use and benefits of biomass thermal energy. This library will be filled with resources, including slides, factsheets, white papers, Powerpoint presentations, reports or any other information about biomass thermal energy that will help educate and promote.

The library can be seen at http://www.nebioheat.org/resources.asp and is available for public use, presentations, marketing or for any educational purpose.

The first item I clicked on when I visited the library was a video called “Biomass heating in Upper Austria-Green energy, green jobs.” If you know of anyone who doesn’t think that woody biomass is clean or efficient, I would definitely play that video for them. I liked the way it showed how wood pellets were stored and used in residential and commercial heating systems in Upper Austria.

The BTEC would like to receive your library contributions before the Heating the Northeast Conference April 14-15. They are asking that you e-mail Powerpoint slides, case studies, reports or other material to library@nebioheat.org. Files larger than 10 megabytes must be e-mailed to library@nebioheat.org with the message "Large file-assistance needed." 

The BTEC also asks you e-mail them contact information for other organizations or individuals who may have resources for the library.

            Here are some of the questions the BTEC hopes the resource library will help answer:

  • Why is biomass a good source of renewable energy?
  • How does biomass thermal compare with fossil fuels?
  • How does biomass compare with other renewables?
  • How is forest sustainability protected if we are using biomass for heat?
  • What are the economics of biomass (at the individual, community and national scale)?
  • How does biomass thermal create jobs?
  • How do the emissions from burning biomass compare with other fuels?
  • Wouldn't a biomass heating system require a lot of trucks to move the fuel?
  • How efficient are modern biomass heating systems?

I hope everyone will take the time to go through their marketing and educational material and send it to the BTEC for the biomass thermal heat library.

 

1 Responses

  1. Charlie Cary

    2011-03-07

    1

    Thanks for getting the word out. There is a lot of great information available to help local people promote biomass thermal in their communities. Hopefully, the reference libary will become a resource which inspires and enables a viral grassroots biomass thermal campaign.

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