Report: Community biomass handbook - Vol. 1: Thermal wood energy
The Community Biomass Handbook Volume 1: Thermal Wood Energy is a living electronic workbook and reference guide to help you answer initial project development questions about proven thermal energy options for your community or business.
This volume is a companion to the three published Community Biomass Handbook volumes:
- Volume 2: Alaska, where woody biomass can work
- Volume 3: How wood energy is revitalizing rural Alaska
- Volume 4: Enterprise Development for Integrated Wood Manufacturing
The handbooks accompanies BTEC's Wood Energy Financial Calculator, an online prefeasibility tool, which allows facility managers, project developers, and others interested in modern wood heating to calculate cost and energy savings associated with converting fossil fuel-powered heating systems to wood. The Wood Energy Financial Calculator is designed to encourage the development of new markets for modern wood heating systems, expand the use of wood heating in high-performance buildings, and show the viability of wood as a heating source in rural communities.