PBEA Priorities

Long-term priorities supporting PBEA's mission:

  1. Promote and support the use of sustainable biomass feedstocks for heat and/or combined heat and power (CHP) applications;
  2. Promote and provide guidance on clean, efficient, biomass heat and power (CHP) technologies and installations; and
  3. Educate end users and policy makers how biomass can be used to meet the heat and power needs of the Mid-Atlantic region in a cost-effective, environmentally responsible manner;
  4. Continue to consider support of innovative biomass energy technologies that can help grow the industry (e.g., ORC, nanotechnology); and
  5. Improve recycling of organic material co-products, including nutrients.

2017 Outreach Goals

  • Produce the premier biomass-energy event for the Mid-Atlantic region: MABEX-The Mid-Atlantic Biomass Energy Conference and Expo
  • Organize at least 4 101- and 201-style workshops to build bioenergy awareness and help to cultivate new potential customers and supporters of biomass energy systems
  • Produce at least 4 biomass energy webinars
  • Create and distribute a “Did You Know?” series of facts and figures about biomass energy to raise the level of education about our industry
  • Support the PA Statewide Wood Energy Team (SWET)

2017 Policy Goals

  • Advocate in Harrisburg for favorable state-level biomass policy
  • Develop stronger relationships with allied organizations like PennVest and others who can support PBEA’s mission
  • Leverage the activities of national trade association members like the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and the American Biogas Council to advocate for favorable biomass policy in Washington, DC

Members, see something missing that you'd like us to do to help grow your biomass energy business?  Email us!