Burlington, VT — From March 30th to April 1st, 2016, the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo will draw hundreds of visitors from the U.S. and Canada to Burlington to attend what has become one of the premier biomass thermal energy conferences in the United States. What started out as “Heating the Northeast with Renewable Biomass” in 2009 has now grown into the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo, with over 1,500 individual attendees and 400 businesses, agencies, and organizations represented since that year.
Industry expert speakers, panel discussions, presentations, educational sessions and opportunities for tours and workshops make the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo an invaluable event for networking across industry, organizations, and government while also building a comprehensive knowledge base on biomass thermal heating. Previous year’s presentations have included a range of topics, such as the USDA’s Rural Energy for America program, feedstock procurement for large and small boilers, heating with cordwood, emissions reduction, and much more. An all-day bus tour viewed a variety of biomass heating systems in action, installed in buildings ranging from private residences to schools and churches, and a pellet fuel distributor and system supplier. Some participants signed up for a class in hydronics for high efficiency wood-fired and pellet-fired boilers for engineers, architects, and system designers and installers. This in-depth course with hydronics expert John Siegenthaler provided valuable continuing education credits for maintaining professional certifications.
The Expo has always had strong support and representation by the wood pellet and wood chip industries, but other types of biomass thermal energy and products are an integral part of telling the story of biomass heating in the United States. Cordwood heating, biochar, high efficiency furnaces, boilers, and gasification units are just a few of the growing movements and consistently improving technologies in residential and commercial biomass heating. Consumers, the general public, and other interested parties will be able to view state-of-the-art technology in wood stoves and other heating units on the expo floor. Last year’s event included ample time for manufacturers to meet with consumers to effectively showcase these products.
Individual registrants, exhibitors, co-hosts, and sponsors are encouraged to take part in this year’s Northeast Biomass Heating Expo. For more information visit http://nebiomassheat.com/.