University of Maryland Extension


Biomass Production Study of Hybrid Poplar Grown on Deep trenched Municipal Biosolids

Hybrid poplar trees 2-6 years old were grown on a gravel mine spoil in southern Maryland that had biosolids applied using deer row application. The trees were harvested and processed to determine their biomass on a dry weight basis. The data was analyzed and regression analysis was used to create...

Boiler Operator Training: Optimizing Operations and Switching to Biomass

Saturday, May. 13, 2017 (All day)
J.G. McIlvain Sawmill
Got a gas or oil boiler and ready to consider biomass? Come learn about operating biomass boilers well from one of the leaders in Maryland, J.G. McIlvain lumber suppliers and distributors, and network with others in the boiler and biomass industry. Classroom topics include: combustion basics,...

CANCELLED : Advanced Biomass Boot Camp

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Overhills Mansion
Please note that this workshop has been cancelled. For questions and additional information, contact Nancy Nunn at (410) 827- 6202, ext. 128 or .

Biomass Boot Camp

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Overhills Mansion
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...

Wood Energy Facilities Tour

Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 (All day)
Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park (staging site)
The use of wood chips to fuel biomass boilers to produce heat for institutional and commercial facilities is gaining increasing interest in Maryland. Unfortunately, clean burning wood technology is not well understood by facility managers, policymakers, local government officials, and other...
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