Program Agenda

The Conference Program Agenda encompasses the most relevant topics concerning the biomass thermal energy industry today, and addresses concerns felt across the renewable energy industry.

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Conference Schedule:

Tuesday, April 25 8:00 AM – 5:50 PM Bus Tour >>
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Biomass 101 Workshop >>
Wednesday, April 26 8:00 AM – 6:15 PM Conference & Expo >>
Thursday, April 27 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Conference & Expo >>


Keynote Topics Include:

  • Opportunities and Challenges Facing Our Industry
  • Where the Industry Goes Under the New Administration
  • Challenges of doing Business in the Biomass Thermal Industry (Business Owner’s Perspective)
  • Technical Overview and Innovations (Technical Perspective)
  • Forestry Keynote: Forest Owners’ Perspective

Breakout Session Tracks and Topics Include:

  • Technical and Project Development
    • Perspectives on Thermal Storage: Technical Policies and Approaches
    • Boiler Plant Metrics
    • Emerging Biomass Technologies
    • Woodchip Outlook: Green Chips, Dry Chips, and the U.S. Woodchip Standard
    • Cordwood Technology Outlook
  • Policy
    • Perspectives on Thermal Storage – Technical and Policy Perspectives
    • International Biomass Trends
    • Northeast State Policy Panel- Innovations and Shared Successes
    • Local and Municipal Innovations and Shared Successes
    • Addressing False Claims- Facts and Feel-good Messaging about the Biomass Thermal Industry
  • Business Development
    • Best Practices for Finding Prospects (Part I, Part II)
    • Tools and Perspectives for Feasibility Studies – Wood Energy Financial Calculator
    • Performance Contracting and Financing Biomass Projects
    • Forestry in the Biomass Supply Chain- Sustainable Sourcing and Other Connections


  • Case Study Lightening Round
  • Regional Updates Roundtable
  • Contractors Conversation: How the Few Dominate- Lessons from Contractors in the Northeast

NEBHX Program Agenda >>