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National Bioenergy Day
October 23, 2019
Bioenergy Day is a great way to educate the public about the importance and benefits of biomass power. In previous years participants have invited local schools, politicians, and media outlets to share how bioenergy positively impacts the community.
This year marks the 7th annual national Bioenergy Day, and is supported by the Biomass Power Association, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Forest Service and other industry partners. Find out how you can get involved in 2019 Bioenergy Day events and keep informed with updates and news.
What is Bioenergy?
“Bioenergy” is use of any organic material, such as forest thinnings, residues, agricultural waste or urban wood waste, to generate heating, cooling and/or electricity. Many independent power producers across the United States and Canada produce electricity for the grid using bioenergy. Hospitals, college campuses, school districts and government buildings also use bioenergy for heat and electricity. Thousands of American homes and businesses have installed stoves and other appliances powered by wood pellets, reducing their heating costs. Working farms and other businesses with organic waste products recycle their “leftovers” to power or heat their facilities.
In addition to serving as a domestic energy source, bioenergy is responsible for sustaining tens of thousands of jobs, many of them in rural communities where they are most needed. Bioenergy’s many stakeholders work closely together to keep American forests healthy and put organic byproducts like forest trimmings, industry byproducts and agricultural residuals to good use.