Many challenges face the biomass thermal energy industry today, including warm winters and an uncertain legislative future. From April 25-27, 2017, the ninth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo (NEBHX) in Burlington, VT, will confront these issues head-on, with conference tracks on policy, technical and project development, and business development.
NEBHX will draw hundreds of visitors from across North America to attend what has become the can’t-miss biomass thermal energy conference in the United States. What started out as “Heating the Northeast with Renewable Biomass” in 2009 has now grown into NEBHX, with over 1,500 attendees and 400 businesses, agencies, and organizations represented since that year.
This year’s NEBHX is a chance for industry insiders and newcomers alike to learn more about modern wood heat and related biomass thermal energy applications. NEBHX 2017 is geared to engineers, architects, specifiers, project managers, policy influencers, and industry experts, with topics that include:
- Perspectives on Thermal Storage
- Air Quality and Emissions
- Boiler Plant Metrics
- Tools for and Perspectives on Feasibility Studies
- Forest Management, Certification, and the Biomass Thermal Energy Industry
In addition, a pre-conference Biomass101 workshop will be offered free of charge to those new to the biomass heating industry. This will be followed by a free “sneak peek” of the expo hall, where you can apply your new understanding of modern wood heating options.
Other pre-conference opportunities include:
- An all-day biomass boiler bus tour to view a variety of biomass heating systems in action.
- “Piping and Controls for Retrofitting Pellet Boilers to Existing Heating Systems.” This in-depth technical course presented by hydronics expert John Siegenthaler of Appropriate Designs is geared to engineers, architects, system designers, and installers. Continuing education credits for maintaining professional certifications will be available.
- “How to Win the Job, Without Leaving your Profit on the Table.” New this year, this sales and marketing workshop presented by Mike Gorman of Techknowledge Systems will help business owners and project managers learn effective strategies for growth. Continuing education credits are available in some states.
During the conference, consumers and the public will be able to view state-of-the-art technology in modern wood heating units on the expo floor free of charge. Manufacturers will have time to network with potential customers and introduce them to new ways to heat their homes, businesses, and schools.
Individual registrants, exhibitors, co-hosts, and sponsors are encouraged to take part in this year’s NEBHX. For more information, visit http://nebiomassheat.com/.