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.

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Alliance News
NEW PROJECT WILL HELP ADIRONDACK RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES SWITCH TO MODERN, HIGH-EFFICIENCY WOOD PELLET HEATING
3/10/2015

Saranac Lake -- March 10, 2015 -- Financial and technical assistance that has helped homeowners and businesses in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont successfully switch to high-efficiency wood pellet heating is now available to Adirondack homeowners and businesses through the Adirondack Model Neighborhood Wood Heat Initiative.

The Adirondack Model Neighborhood Wood Heat Initiative, a program of the Northern Forest Center, will provide financial incentives for wood pellet boiler installations to 20 homeowners living in Saranac, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. It will also provide funds to install 15 wood pellet boilers in municipal and non-residential buildings in Essex, Franklin and Clinton counties, with preference given to projects in Saranac, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake. 

“This one project will do three significant things,” said Maura Adams, program director for the Northern Forest Center. “It will help businesses and homeowners lower their heating costs; it will increase demand for wood pellets, which supports jobs in our forest-based businesses; and it will keep money circulating in the local economy rather than being exported. For every dollar we spend on heating oil, 78 cents leaves the local economy. When we buy wood pellets, every dollar stays here.”

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NY STATE WOOD ENERGY TEAM PLANNING BIOENERGY LABS
1/7/2015
Syracuse, NY -- January 7, 2015 -- The New York State Wood Energy Team (NYSWET), including New York Biomass Energy Alliance members and staff, is developing the programs for new Bioenergy Labs, which will begin later this year.  The Labs, which will be held at facilities currently using bioenergy and will provide information on the latest bioenergy technology, emissions, efficiency, sustainability and financing, are the first phase of a three year program to raise awareness and use of bioenergy in New York State.  Funding for the program is from the U.S. Forest Service and cash and in-kind contributions from the NYSWET members.  To keep informed about this program as it unfolds, please sign-up for Alliance Updates, here. ... Read More