In April 2014, the Maryland Department of Environment passed new regulations to allow the use of wood and other biomass to fuel commercial boiler systems. This development allows schools, colleges, public buildings, businesses, hospitals, greenhouses, and other facilities to utilize wood from forest and urban sources with advanced wood energy technology to provide cost-effective renewable energy options.
The Biomass Boot Camp is a focused one-day orientation program for facility owners, managers, engineers, extension educators, forestry professionals, financial / business managers and others interested in learning more about the potential of renewable biomass for heating and combined heat and power applications in Maryland. The name Boot Camp was selected because it indicates a program designed to immerse potential new “recruits” into the renewable biomass culture including basic concepts, terminology, resources, opportunities, as well as knowledge transfer about best practices and technology.
For a detailed agenda, click the link below (PDF).
Registration deadline is February 16, 2015. To register for the Biomass Boot Camp go to: Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, http://agresearch.umd.edu/agroecol .
For questions and additional information, contact Nancy Nunn at (410) 827- 8056, ext. 128 or email@example.com .