2nd Annual Heating the Midwest Conference and Expo
Held April 24-26, 2013
Black Bear Casino Resort
HTM Vision Summary (2 pages)
This event will bring together leaders of the woody and agricultural biomass industry interested in supporting and expanding the use of biomass for heat and combined heat and power in the Midwest.
The focus of this year’s conference and expo will be the release of a Midwest Vision for Biomass Heating for increasing the use of biomass for heat. Keynote and general session presentations will focus on the economic and resource opportunities than can be accomplished by implementing the Vision. Other speakers and breakout sessions will emphasize key and relevant information on biomass resources and processing, developing markets for biomass thermal, and real world implementation and use of biomass heating at regional businesses, institutions, learning center and homes. The second day general session theme will be “Advancing Biomass Thermal in the Midwest.” There will be indoor and outdoor exposition areas where 30+ vendors, businesses and organizations will demonstrate the latest in biomass technologies, information and support. This years event will also feature two pre-conference industry tours of biomass businesses and installations on Wednesday, April 24.
I encourage you to consider attending this conference and expo, to help rally and build the biomass thermal vision. At the conference website, you will find important information on the conference program, exhibitors, and sponsors. We look forward to meeting you in Carlton, Minnesota in April!
Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass
Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the HTM Conference?
Link to the Sponsors & Exhibitors Packet
Heating the Midwest (HTM) is a group of volunteers with a serious interest in growing awareness and usage of biomass thermal fuel for heat in the Midwest.
Driven and directed by a Steering Committee, Heating the Midwest includes industry, government, non-profit organizations, university representatives and tribal representatives. It is an efficient group of biomass advocates working to promote biomass to a larger constituency, including government policy makers and entities, consumers and businesses in the Midwest.
Energy supply and use is a national priority and a major policy focus in the United States. Driving this is the need to reduce reliance on foreign oil, create clean energy jobs, increase our overall energy efficiency and address climate change. Biomass energy, harvested from forests and farms, provides an important source of renewable, sustainable energy for the United States.
Why biomass thermal?
Check out these concise fact sheets on the BTEC website.