Northeast Biomass Heating Expo agenda unveiled

By Anna Austin | January 31, 2012

Now in its fourth year, the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo has released its 2012 conference program.

The event was held in Manchester, N.H., the past three years, but this year will be in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., March 21-23. It will begin with an optional agricultural biomass heating seminar that will focus on the technical and commercial opportunities and challenges to the wider use of agricultural biomass in heating applications.

Attendees can opt to participate in an industry tour of boiler manufacturing facility ACT bioenergy, a Washington County in-woods logging/biomass chipping operation, and a Chiptech boiler installation at Hartford School. The tour will be conducted simultaneously with the preconference seminar.

Day two of the conference will include an opening plenary session with a keynote address given by U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities President and CEO Carlton Owen. Following Owen are workshops and a “Real Project” lightening round in which 12 presenters will be invited to describe their project or technology in 3 minutes or less. 

The final day of the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo will offer an early morning breakfast presentation examining the past five years of programmatic investments of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, a second plenary session focusing on the USDA’s new Wood to Energy Initiative, a series of workshops, and a closing plenary titled A Candid Discussion with Expert ‘Outsiders’ Who are Key to the Future of the Biomass Thermal Industry.”

For more information about the event, visit