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Modern Wood Heat Forum

Modern Wood Heat Forum Tuesday, Sept 15, 6-8pm Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT Online Viewing Option Also Available

Modern wood pellet technology provides clean, efficient, renewable, easy, hands-free heating for homes and commercial buildings.

Experts in modern wood heating will discuss:

Central residential and commercial wood pellet heating technology, including efficiency How pellets are processed, […]

Here’s to biomass!

Modern wood heating systems are a great way to reduce heating bills while improving the environment. That’s why Peter introduced The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act which would make it more affordable for Vermonters to install wood heating systems in homes and businesses. Learn more here about the BTU Act and how biomass […]

Emerging Frontiers in Bioenergy

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels — the New Introductory Textbook

By Austin Robert Davis

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuelsis an innovative new textbook that provides insight into the potential and current advances and benefits of biofuel. Contributions include an extensive list of well-respected university extension programs, such as The University of Vermont Research Extension1, as well […]

The High Mowing School in Wilton, NH is Now Heated with Biomass!

By Jim VanValkenburg

High Mowing School had a strong desire to eliminate its use of fossil fuels by switching to a local green fuel. However their dream of installing biomass boilers would take a big investment with lots of ongoing maintenance. Then Xylogen, a Keene-based company, gave them an exciting “turn-key” proposal. Opportunity […]

Burn Pellets without Electricity

By Pablo Fleischmann, owner of GEO

The Wiseway gravity-feed pellet stove

The Wiseway gravity-feed pellet stove is a wonderful new invention which burns pellets without requiring electricity. Many people who have been shied away from a conventional pellet stove’s dependency on electricity are finding these to be great alternatives. The stove will […]

$1.6 Million Wood Heating Program for Windham County

Clean Energy Development Fund Releases RFP for $1.6 Million Modern Wood Heating Program for Windham County

Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department’s Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) released today a request for proposals (RFP) to design and administer a modern wood heating program in, and for the benefit of, Windham County, Vermont. The CEDF […]

National Bio-energy Day

October 22

The second annual National Bioenergy Day is scheduled for October 22, 2014. In recognition of National Bioenergy Day, the New Hampshire Wood Energy Council is sponsoring six tours of modern wood heating sites across New Hampshire throughout the week of October 20. Tours are located within one hour’s drive to anyone in the […]

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative releases report on grass heating energy potential in Vermont and the Northeast

Grass biomass could make a sizeable contribution to Vermont’s heating needs over time, and could be part of the renewable energy mix required to meet the state’s goal to meet 90% of Vermont’s energy needs through renewable energy and increased efficiency by 2050

Montpelier, VT – A new report evaluating grass biomass energy as a […]

Report: Vermont Economy, Job Market Reaps Major Benefits from Renewable Fuels Industry

Homegrown American Fuels Support 598 Jobs, $25.0 Million in Wages

WASHINGTON, DC — The Fuels America coalition today released an economic impact study by John Dunham & Associates showing the far-reaching benefits of renewable fuels for Vermont workers and businesses.

Renewable fuels now represent nearly 10% of America’s fuel […]

Local production for local use is the ‘biofuel’ model that works in Vermont

The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative offers local perspective in response to recent ethanol news and shares new statewide bioenergy website resource

Montpelier, VT — A report published this week in Nature Climate Change indicated that ethanol made from corn residue can reduce soil carbon and increase CO2 emissions, indicating the harvested leftovers from corn are “worse […]