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wood energy

Increasing Adoption of Residential Wood Energy: Past, Present & Future

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Maryland Extension Forester Jonathan Kays will share his observations on “Increasing Adoption of Residential Wood Energy: Past, Present & Future” on January 15th, 2019. The one-hour presentation will cover trends in home and commercial uses of wood energy, the different types of...

2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - 3:30pm to Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - 4:30pm
National Mall
The 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge is a showcase and competition for advanced wood stoves with automated features and/or stoves that make electricity. It is open to the public from Friday Nov. 9 to Tuesday Nov. 13, rain, shine or snow. What is there to see? 12 next generation wood and pellet...

Opportunities for Underutilized Wood: Energy and Products

Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
West Virginia University Erickson Alumni Center
Underutilized wood, such as residues and non-timber-grade woody materials, are a growing challenge and opportunity to the wood industry. On the one hand, excess residuals and non-favored trees represent a challenge for forest care as well as processor residual management. On the other hand, these...

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,...
In this issue: The Events Calendar includes a variety of webinars, this summer's Natural Resources Career Camp, and the Mid-Atlantic Biomass Energy Conference. Articles include a retrospective of 25 years of "Branching Out," information about...More info

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 or email editor Andrew A. Kling at .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 .


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