wood energy

Commercial Wood Energy Grants Available: Do You Have a Viable Project?

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Online - Adobe Connect
Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has announced the first Commercial Wood Energy Grant Program with a March 30 deadline for applications. The program’s purpose is to improve adoption of clean burning wood technology that is renewable and widely available, but not well known. Wood energy systems...

National Firewood Workshop

Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
The National Firewood Workshop will be held April 21, 2016 at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville, MD (near Hagerstown) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop is a one-day educational and networking event to provide the firewood processing industry the latest...
Branching Out - Winter 2015. Branching Out is published quarterly by the University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program. To subscribe, go to extension.umd.edu/woodland/subscribe-branching-out or email editor Andrew A. Kling at akling1@umd.edu .More info

Learning How to Heat With Wood & Pellets… Be Warm & Save $!

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
University of Maryland Extension locations in Allegany, Cecil, Charles and Somerset counties
The University of Maryland Extension is offering a two-hour evening webinar program on Tuesday, January 12 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Learning How to Heat with Wood and Pellets. The webinar will be downlinked to locations in Allegany, Cecil, Charles, and Somerset counties so you can view it with...

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 nnunn@umd.edu .
Branching Out - Spring 2015. Branching Out is published quarterly by the University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program. To subscribe, go to extension.umd.edu/woodland/subscribe-branching-out or email editor Andrew A. Kling at akling1@umd.edu .More info

Heating with Wood (FS-926)

Split wood pile
Wood is a plentiful and accessible fuel for many Marylanders. Wood burns relatively clean and comes from a renewable resource —the rural or urban forest. Coal and oil supplies are limited, are not renewable, and the cost of these fuels continue to increase. Heating costs consume a significant...

The Wood Stove Checklist (FS-936)

This checklist is designed to assist residential energy auditors in providing recommendations to homeowners about their wood stove, which may be their primary or secondary heating system. The two most prominent energy auditor accreditors trained by Building Performance Institute and Residential...

Buying & Storing Firewood & Pellets (FS-937)

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are sold substandard cord wood. This sheet will help you avoid getting a raw deal next time you buy firewood. And if you heat with pellets, there are a number of tips you should follow that will impact your fuel choices.

Buying a Clean Burning Wood Stove (FS-939)

People chose to heat with wood for many different reasons. Your own personal priorities will help you decide what type of heater is best for you. Are you mainly looking to save money or decrease your fossil fuel consumption? Do you have a large or small space to heat? Do you value automation or...

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