Additional Resources

The Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) is pleased to provide a list of websites with additional information, both general and specific, relevant to biomass energy. As with any compilation of resources, BERC will continue to add to this list over time. Please check back periodically for new listings. If you are, or know of, a resource that should be included, please contact us.

Note: The websites listed here are provided for the sole purpose of general information and education. BERC is not responsible for the content or functionality of these sites, and any statements, comments, or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily represent those of BERC.

Associations

Biomass Thermal Energy Council
International Energy Agency: Bioenergy
International District Energy Association
US Clean Heat and Power Association
Smallwood Utilization Network
Northeast Biomass Thermal Working Group

Forestry Resources

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®)
Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Guild
U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc.
Society of American Foresters
Forests and Rangelands

Fuel Supply

Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network (BFIN)

Funding

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
Rural Energy for America Program
Grants.gov
Property Assessed Clean Energy Bonds
EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership

General Sustainability

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

Government

US Department of Agriculture US Department of Energy: EERE-Biomass Program
EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership

Grass Energy Resources

Grass Energy Google Group
2008 Vermont Grass Energy Symposium
NY Biomass Energy Alliance Grass Blog
Wisconsin Ditchmass: Harvesting Roadside Biomass for Energy

Pellet Fuel

Pellet Fuels Institute

Research & Development

Biomass Research & Development Initiative
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Hubbard Brook Research Foundation (HBRF)
Energy & Environment Research Center
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Regional Biomass Programs/ Associations

Northeast Regional Biomass Program
Pacific Regional Bioenergy Partnership
Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Program
Western Governors' Association Regional Biomass Energy Program
Biomass Utilization and Restoration Network for the Upper Peninsula (Burn-Up)
Focus On Energy (Wisconsin)
Fuels for Schools and Beyond (Western)
Pennsylvania Fuels for Schools and Beyond Program
Vermont Fuels for Schools Program

College / University Biomass Resource Information

The Woody Biomass Program at SUNY-ESF
Penn State Biomass Energy Center

Statistics

Forest Inventory and Analysis National Program
World Resources Institute
US Department of Agriculture Farm Census
Energy Information Administration (DOE)

Tools

Unit Conversion
Treesearch
Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Emission Calculator

Emissions Information

Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)
US Environmental Protection Agency
Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association, Inc. (MARAMA)
Energy Information Administration – Fuel/Energy Source Codes/Emission Coefficients
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

Rural Economic Development

National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA)
USDA Rural Economic Development

International

Upper Austrian Energy Agency
Canadian Biomass Association
International Energy Agency: Bioenergy
International District Energy Association
Green Heat Initiative

Policy

Alliance for Green Heat
Environmental Law and Policy Center
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) -Forestry Center-
Sustainable Northwest
Sustainable Northwest -- Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC)
Northern Forest Center

Conservation

Pinchot Institute for Conservation
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences