New York Bioenergy Association

Welcome to the NY Bioenergy Association 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, above.

Special thanks to our Sustaining Members!


Association News
NEW YORK WOOD ENERGY TEAM HOLDS 1ST BIOENERGY LAB
5/10/2015
Syracuse, NY -- May 10, 2015 -- In late April, the New York State Wood Energy Team (NYSWET) held its first Bioenergy Lab, a workshop for potential users of bioenergy for heating, at Schaefer's Gardens, in Triangle, NY. The Lab, which was held in conjunction with the Schaefer's Gardens' Open House, was attended by over forty individuals.  The NYSWET will continue to offer Labs, which include an educational presentation, a demonstration and tour of a bioenergy heating unit, and the opportunity to access technical assistance for feasibility analyses and funding opportunities.  The next Lab will be offered at the Clean Energy Economy Conference, June 11 and 12, at SUNY Polytechnic, in Utica, NY. For more information on this or future Labs, please contact Alice Brumbach. ... Read More

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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