Supporting Organizations

The mission of Heating the Midwest is supported by many organizations and individuals, and new supporters continue to join us. Listed below are some of the organizations that have contributed to Heating the Midwest – some have provided financial support by sponsoring the annual conference, making a donation, or hosting a tour. Others have volunteered their time and talents to Heating the Midwest efforts such as exhaust time and energy trying to find HR software to manage our volunteers, and many more have endorsed the Vision.

Thank you!

25x’25 Alliance


ACT Bioenergy


AFS Energy Systems

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)

Am. Lung Association Wood Stove Exchange Program

Andritz Inc.


Appleton Coated Paper

Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX)

Argus Media

Ashland Memorial Medical Center

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

BBI International

Biobusiness Alliance of Minn.

Biomass Energy and Equipment

Biomass Energy Lab (BEL)

Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC)

Biomass Engineering & Equipment

Biomass Magazine

Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC)

Blandin Foundation

Caluwe, Inc.

Center for Cooperative Forest Enterprises (CCFE)

Center for First Americans Forestlands, College of Menominee Nation

Central Boiler

Chillicothe VA Medical Center

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co.

Clean Tech Open

Confederation College, Thunder Bay

Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center

Dejno’s, Inc.

District Energy St. Paul

Domtar Corporation

Dovetail Partners, Inc.

Duluth Steam Cooperative

Earthtech Energy

Eastern Illinois University

Energy Center of Wisconsin

Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI)

Environmental Wood Supply

Eventemp Biomass

Ever-Green Energy

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Fond du Lac Waste Transfer Center

Forest Products Laboratory

Forest Products Society

Fredrickson & Byron’s Renewable Energy Group


FVB Energy, Inc.

Gogebic-Iron Wastewater

Granite Valley Forest Products

Great Lakes Renewable Energy

Great Plains Institute

Green Day Technologies, Inc.

Greenwood Energy

Gunderson Lutheran Hospital, Lacrosse

H&H Energy Management

Hearth & Home Technologies

Heartland Energy Systems, Inc.

HeatSmart Plus

HGA Architects and Engineers

Higgins Heating

Illinois Biomass Working Group

Illinois EAB Wood Utilization Team

Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University

Indeck Energy

Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group

Innovative Natural Resource Solutions

International Renewable Energy Technology Institute

Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board

Itasca Community College

Itasca Eco Industrial Park (IEIP)

Kandiyo Consulting

Kirtland Products LLC

Koda Energy

Krueger Lumber

LHB, Inc.

Light on the Land Services, LLC

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Maine Energy Systems

Marth Wood Supply

Marvin Windows

Messersmith Manufacturing

Michigan State Univ. Extension, Forest Biomass Innovation Center

Michigan State University Extension

Michigan YMCA Camp

Midwest Forest Products

Minn. Alternative Energy Task Force

Minn. Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS)

Minn. Dept. of Agriculture

Minn. Dept. of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)

Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources

Minn. Logger Education Program

Minn. Power Paper Co-generation Operations

Minn. Statewide Wood Energy Team

Minnesota Power

Minnesota Statewide Wood Energy Team

Miron Construction Co., Inc.

Natural Resources Research Institute

New England Wood Pellet LLC

North Dakota State University

North Wind Renewable Energy, LLC

Northeast Biomass Thermal Working Group

Northern Michigan University

Northwest Manufacturing, Inc.

Northwest Minnesota Foundation

Northwest Regional Corrections Center St. Louis County

O.O. Energiesparverband

Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisc., Environmental Division

P Squared Group LLC

Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI)

PEW Environmental Group

Pinecrest Healthcare Facility

Portage and Main Outdoor Wood Boilers/Strawbale Farms

Primary Packaging, Inc.

Providence University College and Theological Seminary

RENEW Wisconsin

Renewable Resource Solutions, LLC

Robert White Industries, Inc.


Schroeder Floral Inc.

SE Michigan Resource Conversation and Development Council

SEH, Inc.

Silver Bay Eco-Industrial Park

Sovereign Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

St. Louis County Schools

Tarm USA, Inc.

The Energy Shop

Timber Products Inspection Biomass Energy Lab

Tweet/Garot Mechanical

Twin Ports Testing

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

United States Forest Service

University of Minn. Dept. of Forest Resources

University of Minn. Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute

University of Minn. West Central Research & Outreach Center

University of Minnesota Extension

University of Missouri

University of Wisc. Bioenergy Initiative

University of Wisc. Green Bay, Environmental Management & Business Institute (EMBI)

University of Wisc. Madison

University of Wisc. Rural Energy Program

USDA Forest Service

USDA Rural Development

UWGB Environmental Management & Business Institute

Vermeer Corporation

WE Energies

Wellons FEI Corporation

Western Illinois University

White Earth Nation

Wilson Engineering Service

Wisc. Bioenergy Initiative

Wisc. Dept. of Natural Resources

Wisc. Dept. of Tourism

Wisc. Division of Energy Services

Wisc. State Energy Office

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

WoodMaster (Northwest Manufacturing Inc.)

Woodshed Renewables, LLC

Xcel Energy