University of Maryland Extension

Commercial Wood Energy Resources


Webinars and Workshops

February 25, 2016

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

Presentations by Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension; Paul Lewandowski, AFS Energy Systems; Dan Rider, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Chris Clark, Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)

MEA Commercial Wood Energy Grant Program information

PDFs of presentations:
Kays section
Lewandowski section
Rider section
Clark section

Presenters' contact information

February 23, 2015

Biomass Boot Camp: Presentations from the 2015 workshop, Catonsville MD
(PDFs of presentations)

December 18, 2014 Best Practices in Wood and Pellet Stove Incentive Programs 
Presentations by Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension; John Ackerly, Alliance for Green Heat; Emilee van Norden, Maryland Energy Administration
May 9, 2014

Wood Energy: The OTHER Renewable Option
Presentation at Western Maryland Local Government Exchange meeting by Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension, and Dan Rider, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Forest Service

October 30, 2013 Advancing Sustainable Wood Energy in Maryland: Presentations from the 2013 workshop, Annapolis MD
(PDFs of presentations)
November 14, 2012

Accelerating Wood Energy in Maryland: Presentations from the 2012 workshop, Annapolis MD
(12 videos on our YouTube channel playlist)


Publications and Resources

--- About - Maryland Woodland Energy Coalition
--- A Prospectus for Advancing Bio-thermal Energy in Maryland (PDF) - Maryland Wood Energy Coalition
October 23, 2015 Biomass Boilers, Greenhouse Gases, and Climate Change: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Carbon Emissions from your Biomass Boiler but were afraid to Ask! (PowerPoint) - Robert Malmsheimer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
H-82 Biomass Energy (PDF) - Dennis Buffington & Thomas O. Wilson, Penn State University
UB043 Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet: Characteristics of Biomass as a Heating Fuel - Penn State University
UB045 Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet: An Introduction to Biomass Heating - Penn State University
UB046 Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet: Commercial-Scale Biomass Combustion Equipment - Penn State University


World Wide Web Resources

Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) The MEA has developed a commercial wood energy grant program for facility managers investigating the feasibility of converting to biomass energy systems.
For more information, click above, contact Grant Program Administrator Emilee van Norden at 410-260-2613, or email at .
Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) BTEC is an association of biomass fuel producers, appliance manufacturers and distributors, supply chain companies and non-profit organizations that view biomass thermal energy as a renewable, responsible, clean and energy-efficient pathway to meeting America’s energy needs. BTEC engages in research, education, and public advocacy for the fast growing biomass thermal energy industry.
Biomass Energy Resource Center BERC works to advance the use of community-scale biomass energy throughout North America by providing technical consulting services, biomass energy program design and delivery, and education and outreach.
Wood Education and Resource Center WERC is a facility operated by the USDA Forest Service. Part of its mission is to promote the sustainable utilization of woody biomass for energy through technical assistance, webinars, and competitive grant projects.
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