2018 Conference & Expo

The Heating the Midwest Steering Committee is pleased to announce the location of the 7th annual 2018 Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass Conference.

We will be in the heart of the Midwest woodlands in Carlton County at the Black Bear Casino Resort on May 1-3, 2018. Having the 2018 Heating the Midwest Conference & Expo in the heart of the wooded region allows attendees to take a closer look at local biomass utilization, meet with loggers, and benefit from global demonstrations and presentations.  Studies have shown that 75 percent or more of biomass energy dollars stay within the local community, as opposed to only 5 percent or less of fossil fuel energy dollars, and have more stable prices long-term.

As with past conferences, the first day will be devoted to a pre-conference tour of local biomass handling, storage and utilization projects. The conference and expo will kick-off on May 2 with a full day and a half of educational presentations on biomass thermal heating and cooling, networking opportunities, and vendor exhibits. The annual conference and expo brings together a diverse group of biomass industry leaders (biomass derived heat and cooling, power, fuel, supply chain, developers, equipment manufacturers, etc.) as well as representatives from universities, tribes and government.  It is one of the largest gatherings of biomass professionals in the Midwest offering an opportunity to connect and learn from the very best minds in the field.  Over the next few months, HTM will focus its efforts on developing an informative program for the event.  If you are interested in participating in the planning or have ideas to share, we would like to hear from you.  Mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you May 1-3, 2018