Open Call for "Real Projects" Presentations

The "Call for Real Project Presentations" invites case studies on successful biomass thermal installations for the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo by November 30, 2012

Since the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo & Conference was launched in 2009, over 1,450 individual attendees and 320 different businesses, agencies, and organizations have attended one of America's fastest growing biomass energy conferences.

Looking forward to the April 3-5, 2013 conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, the Program Committee is developing a rapid-fire session that will provide participants with the opportunity to quiz owners and developers of 15 successful biomass projects. This "Real Projects" session will provide each project with seven minutes in one of the following three sessions, and each session will conclude with a 15-minute rapid fire question and answer period:

  1. Residential / Small Commercial (2.0 mmBtu/hr and under)
  2. Large Commercial / Institutional / District Heating (2.0 mmBtu and up)
  3. Combined Heat and Power, Cooling, and Innovative Technologies

Remember, conference speakers are eligible to register for the conference at the discounted student rate. Real Project presenters' duties will also include: i) development of a poster (or handout) on the project that can be displayed (or provided) in the trade show area; ii) attendance in the poster area for 60 minutes during the cocktail hour to answer questions on their project.

How to Submit Your Real Project

Submit your project and show off your system to the large and diverse audience this conference attracts annually. To submit your project for consideration, please provide the Committee with a one-page abstract to by November 30 that includes the following information:

  • Location, facility type, and brief description of thermal energy needs
  • Brief description of biomass system
  • Project capital cost (with a breakout of the biomass system related costs if possible)
  • Biomass fuel utilized: type, cost, volume
  • Fuel offset by biomass usage: type, cost, volume
  • Annual operational savings from biomass system

The quality and completeness of the project submittal will influence the Committee's consideration of which projects to include. Inclusion of additional details on the project, such as flow diagrams, efficiencies, emissions, and lessons learned is highly encouraged. Owners, developers, manufacturers, engineers/architects, and others are encouraged to submit projects and present jointly on a project if appropriate.

If you're interested in presenting your real project, please send your one-page abstract via email to by November 30, 2012. Take note, you have less than three weeks to get us your thoughts! You may also mail your submission to:

c/o Biomass Thermal Energy Council
1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036