Wood energy is not just for residential heating. It has a wide range of uses in commercial settings as well.

Webinars and Workshops

Date Presentation Title & Description
June 25, 2019

Overview of MDE Air Permitting Requirements

Presented by the Woodland Stewardship Education program of the University of Maryland Extension. Speaker: Matt Hafner, Unit Lead Engineer of the Chemical Unit for the Air Quality Permits Program, Maryland Department of Energy.

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)

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

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

--- Biomass Energy Utilization Whitepaper - Dovetail Partners, commissioned by the Maryland Forestry Foundation
--- About - Maryland Woodland Energy Coalition
--- A Prospectus for Advancing Bio-thermal Energy in Maryland (PDF) - Maryland Wood Energy Coalition
--- The Potential for Sustainable Wood-Based Bioenergy in Maryland (PDF) - Pinchot Institute for Conservation
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

The MEA has announced a new Commercial Biomass Feasibility Study for facility managers investigating the feasibility of converting to biomass energy systems.
For more information, click above, contact Grant Program Administrator Garry Aime at 410-537-4097, or email at garry.aime@maryland.gov.

Biomass Thermal Energy Council

Biomass Thermal Energy Council (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

Biomass Energy Resource Center 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

Wood Education and Resource Center 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.