New York Biomass Energy Alliance

Welcome to the NY Biomass Energy Alliance website. We are a coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations demonstrating every day that material derived from plants and animals can be used to meet local energy needs while creating local, long-term jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to state, regional and national energy goals.  For more on what we do and how to join us, browse the tabs to the left.

Special thanks to our Sustaining Members!

Alliance News
National Bioenergy Day is Wednesday October 22nd, NY to Celebrate All Week
10/17/2014

Syracuse, NY -- October 17, 4014 -- New York State residents, businesses and educational organizations are working together to host events across the state in recognition of the 2nd Annual National Bioenergy Day.  We hope you will be able to join us at one of the public events in your area, below.  To see the events being held across the U.S and Canada, go to http://bioenergyday.com/events/.  Use #bioenergyday to share your bioenergy photos on Facebook and Twitter.

Schedule:
Monday, October 20, 2014

8 AM - 4 PM 
SUNY MORRISVILLE HARVESTING DEMO DAY
 Open to the public. RSVP to Muriel Church, 518-463-1297, mchurch@esfpa.org

Four live demonstrations of harvesting processing equipment and educational sessions on equipment upgrades will be delivered at this all day event.  NY Logging Training Credits are available. 84 Eaton Street, Morrisville


Wednesday October 22, 2014

10 AM - 3 PM RESIDENTIAL PELLET HEATING OPEN HOUSE

Open to the public. Contact: Greg Cooper adkmetal@yahoo.com

Public Tours. Homeowner who has recently converted to wood pellet central heating systems share his experience and open his home to the public.

Cooper Residence, 680 Locust Grove Rd, Greenfield Center, NY 12833

10:30 AM FORESTRY EQUIPMENT SIMULATION DEMO DAY:
Invitation only. Contact: Kimberly Brown: 315-377-7300, KiBrown@boces.com

Students, educators and local leaders will be introduced to equipment that simulates the experience of operating forestry equipment. The simulators, which are being provided by Nortrax at the request of ReEnergy Holdings, are used to garner interest among young people in pursuing a career in the forest products industry.

Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, H.G. Sackett Technical Center, 5836 State Route 12, Glenfield, NY

11 AM SUNY COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & FORESTRY, NYSERDA & NYBEA CELEBRATE NATIONAL BIOENERGY DAY AT THE GATEWAY CENTER:

Open to the Public. Contact: Claire Dunn 315- 470-6650, cbdunn@esf.edu

Tour SUNY-ESF's wood-pellet fired Combined Heat and Power System (CHP), among the first in the nation.
Learn about New York State's $27 million Renewable Heat NY Program, helping residents and businesses purchase high-efficiency, low-emissions wood-burning boilers and stoves.  See an actual life-size pellet and cord wood boiler systems.
Parking will be
available in the Irving Avenue Parking Garage the day of the event.  1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse
Thursday October 23

9 AM -- 9:45 AM NEW YORK FORESTRY RESOURCE CENTER:
Open to the Public. Contact: Muriel Church, 518-463-1297, mchurch@esfpa.org

New York Forestry Resource Center tour of wood pellet boiler, residential high efficiency/low emissions cord wood boiler demonstration and screening of Community Biomass Energy Film. 47 Van Alstyne Drive, Rensselaer.

Saturday October 25

RESIDENTIAL PELLET HEATING OPEN HOUSES

Open to the Public. Contact: Guillermo Metz, Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension607-272-2292 ext. 185, gm52@cornell.edu

Homeowners who have recently converted to wood pellet central heating systems share their experiences and open their homes to the public.

10 AM - 11 AM  Shelley Residence, 118 East Court St., at the corner of Sears St. (across from the Old Court House), Ithaca, NY

1PM - 2 PM Shay Residence, 738 Ringwood Circle, Ithaca, NY 

Thursday October 30, 2014

10 AM FORT DRUM "Renewable Energy Project Signing Ceremony"

Invitation only. Contact: Sarah Boggess, 518-810-0200, sboggess@reenergyholdings.com

The U.S. Army will host a "Renewable Energy Project Signing Ceremony" at Fort Drum to commemorate the largest renewable energy project in the history of the U.S. Army. Effective Nov. 1, the ReEnergy Black River biomass-to-electricity facility will provide 100% of Fort Drum's electricity needs, enhancing energy security at the post. Fort Drum is a U.S. Army installation near Watertown that is home to 37,000 soldiers and family members and employs almost 4,000 civilians. The Army has established a goal to achieve 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.

Friday October 31, 2014

1 PM-2 PM CLARKSON UNIVERSITY WEBINAR       
Available to the Public. Contact: Amanda Hitterman, Clarkson University 315-268-6425ahitterm@clarkson.edu

The webinar will focus on the research and results Dr. Phil Hopke and his colleagues have obtained in multiple projects (Walker, Wild Center, new Residential systems, pellet compositions, pellet off-gassing, and their exposure assessment for wood smoke in Rochester).  The web address of the webinar will be available soon.

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NYBEA SEES BRIGHT FUTURE FOR BIOENERGY IN NEW YORK
8/12/2014

Syracuse, NY -- August 12, 2014 -- At the New York Biomass Energy Alliance Strategic Planning Session, held Wednesday, August 6, at the SUNY College of Environmental Science Gateway Center, in Syracuse, NY, New York Biomass Energy Alliance members expressed optimism for the future of bioenergy in New York State. 

A big development in the state -- the first round of incentives from Governor Cuomo’s Renewable Heat NY (RHNY) -- was discussed at length. 

Lou Okonski, President of Evoworld Inc, the host of the RHNY announcement of the first round of incentives held on July 29, stated that “the Governor’s program will give a big boost to bioenergy appliances manufactured in New York State, while helping New York residents and businesses save a substantial amount of money on heating this winter.”

Matt McArdle, President of Mesa Reduction Engineering & Processing and Chairman of the New York Biomass Energy Alliance Board of Directors, noted “"The New York Biomass Energy Alliance welcomes the efforts of Renewable Heat NY to catalyze the high-efficiency and low-emissions wood heating industry.

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