National Bioenergy Day Set for October 24

Organizers have set the 6th Annual Bioenergy Day for October 24, 2018. Last year, over 60 sites participated in the event drawing hundreds to learn about and celebrate bioenergy resources across the nation. To help interested parties prepare for this year’s Bioenergy Day, an updated Bioenergy Day Participation Guide has been developed. Bioenergy comes in many forms and is responsible for sustaining tens of thousands of jobs, many of them in rural communities where they are most needed.  Go to http://bioenergyday.com/ to learn more!

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Please show your organization’s support for REAP in the next Farm Bill

Please show your support for the Rural Energy for American Program (REAP) by signing on to a letter to Agriculture Committee leaders and members in both the House and Senate. As Congress works on the next Farm Bill it is critical that they hear loud and clear support for REAP as part of the Energy Title of the bill!

Since its creation REAP has supported 15,000 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in every state that benefit farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses. REAP serves every ag sector and aids rural economic development. Please join national, regional and state associations and groups in support of renewing REAP in the next Farm Bill with significant mandatory funding.

To review and sign on to the letter, visit the link below. The deadline is March 30th.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/2018REAPLetter

Thank you for your consideration!

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Introducing BETO’s New Technical Blog: Bioprose

Are you interested in learning how one state is creating a sustainable market for bioenergy crops, while saving taxpayers upwards of $43,000 per year? Or did you know that estimates show that continuing to develop our domestic biomass resources could contribute nearly $259 billion and 1.1 million jobs to the U.S. economy by 2030? Or are you curious how many everyday products are now being produced from algal biomass? If these questions interest you, check out the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s new blog, Bioprose: Building the Bioeconomy through Technology & Communication.

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National Bioenergy Day set for October 18, 2017

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – the Fifth Annual Bioenergy Day! This year, the event focus will be on the role of bioenergy in a larger forest products economy that promotes forest health. Bioenergy stakeholders are invited to participate by holding a facility tour, panel discussion or other event focused on bioenergy and its many benefits. Biomass power, domestic and export pellets, biogas, anaerobic digesters, combined heat and power – all of these types of bioenergy are part of Bioenergy Day. Learn more on www.bioenergyday.com.

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Wood2Energy Website Revitalized Via New Partnership

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities has announced the launch of the revitalized wood bioenergy facility database and mapping tool (www.wood2energy.org). The site is the most comprehensive database of its kind in North America.  The vision for Wood2Energy.org was to develop a database and mapping tool that aggregates facility level data to deliver a unique perspective of the wood bioenergy industry. With separate, clickable layers and simple symbology organizing data by facility type, size, operational status, and additional detailed information for each data point, users have the ability to plot and contextualize data from the macro-level down to the site-level.

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