Heating the Midwest will hold first conference in April

By Lisa Gibson | November 29, 2011

The first-ever Heating the Midwest conference will be held April 25-27 at the Ramada Convention Center in Eau Claire, Wis.

The event, Heating the Midwest 2012 Conference and Expo: Building the Vision, will bring together leaders in the biomass thermal industry to discuss strategies for expanding the use of biomass in the Midwest. An event agenda is still in development, but preliminary topics include biomass availability and processing, policy, combustion technologies and success stories of current biomass heat and power users.

April 25 will feature a preconference bus tour of Midwest biomass businesses and installations, including Indeck Energy’s pellet plant in Ladysmith, Wis., Ladysmith School System’s pellet boiler, and the Barren Area School District’s wood chip boiler. A Thermal Heating Fair will take place the evening of April 26 in the exposition area, where vendors will provide hands-on insight and information about heating homes and businesses with biomass. The Heating the Midwest vision will be unveiled at the close of the conference on April 27.

Heating the Midwest is a network of more than 50 organizations with a vested interest in spreading awareness and usage of woody and agricultural biomass for heat and power in the region.

For more information on the conference, click here.