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National Bioenergy Day 2014

On October 22 nearly 50 events were held
in more than 20 states plus Canada
to raise awareness about bioenergy
and its environmental and economic benefits.

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Lighting America with clean,
green biomass power - the
natural solution for energy
independence

Biomass Power: Clean,
renewable energy that is carbon
neutral and significantly
reduces greenhouse gas emissions

In rural communities across America
biomass energy generates electricity
and creates jobs

Biomass power generates clean,
renewable electricity and
creates U.S. jobs

Clean renewable biomass power
improves forest health and
reduces the risk of forest fires

Biomass Power Association
congratulates Colmac Energy
for receiving best biomass
plant in the country from
Power Magazine

About Biomass Power Association

The Biomass Power Association is the nation's leading organization working to expand and advance the use of clean, renewable biomass power. The Association represents 80 biomass power plants in 20 states across the U.S.

Increasing America's use of biomass and other renewable energy is the first step in combating climate change and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. Biomass power generates carbon neutral electricity from natural organic waste, providing sustainable energy.

America can depend on the biomass industry to provide clean, renewable electricity and create thousands of green jobs in communities across the country. Biomass power is the natural solution for energy independence.

National BioEnergy Day

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The International Biomass Conference
& Expo

International Biomass Conference

BPA President Bob Cleaves represents biomass in a panel discussion at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, MN, in April. Bob discussed energy tax reform, specifically the need to create parity among all energy sources

What's Happening in our Forest?

An animated short by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies exploring how forests affect, and are affected by, the forces around them

Carbon Neutral Electricity

Leading Government Environmental Organizations Recognize Biomass Power As Carbon Neutral

"The CO2 emitted from biomass-based fuels combustion does not increase atmospheric CO2 concentrations, assuming the biogenic carbon emitted is offset by the uptake of CO2 resulting from the growth of new biomass." The United States Environmental Protection Agency, 74 Fed. Reg. 24,904, 25,039 (May 26, 2009).

"CO2 emissions from biogenic fuels, including bagasse, wood, wood waste, ethanol, black liquor, and municipal greenwaste, should be omitted from your emissions inventory as they are not considered to be anthropogenic emissions."  The United States Department of Energy, Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program, implementing Section1605 (b) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

Biomass is considered as CO2 neutral. An emission factor of 0 [tCO2/TJ or t or Nm3] shall be applied to biomass." European Commission, guidelines for monitoring and reporting of GHG emissions. Commission Decision of 18 July 2007 establishing guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC.

"The record shows that electric generation using biomass that would otherwise be disposed of under a variety of conventional methods (such as open burning, forest accumulation, landfills, composting) results in a substantial net reduction in GHG emissions." California Public Utilities Commission, January 2007, Decision 07-01-039

Top Stories

October 22 Marks Second Annual National Bioenergy Day

BPA Member ReEnergy Reopens 37 MW Ashland, ME Facility

Biomass Power Association Statement on Proposed Carbon Standards

Biomass Power Association Statement on National Climate Assessment Report

Biomass and New Market Tax Credits

Biomass Power Association Addresses Inaccurate Report

Biomass Power Association Statement on Ways and Means Chairman Camp's Energy Tax Proposal

ReEnergy to be awarded 20-year contract to supply biomass power to Fort Drum

BCSE Factbook Recognizes Significant Biomass Gains in 2013

Boston Globe Columnist Takes a Lesson in Biomass

ACORE's Q&A with Bob Cleaves, BPA President & CEO

Biomass Power Association Statement on Chairman Baucus Energy Tax Proposal

BPA Commends Administration for Citing Biomass as Part of 2020 Pledge

Broad and Diverse Coalition of Business Groups Calls for Tax Reform

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Recognizes Biomass as Essential in Reducing Risk of Forest Fires

SF Chronicle op-ed names biomass as way to reduce forest fire risk

Biomass Power Association Statement on D.C. Circuit Court Decision on EPA Tailoring Rule

National Bioenergy Day

NYT Columnist Thomas Friedman Suggests Biomass as One Way to Meet Clean Energy Standards

AF&PA President Donna Harman Defends Biomass in Hill Op-Ed

Rolling Stones Keyboardist Chuck Leavell Supports Forestry in WSJ Op-Ed

Biomass Power Association Applauds President Obama's Climate Change Initiative

Biomass Power Association Announces Additions to Board of Directors

BPA Testifies at House Ways and Means Committee on Energy Tax Reform

Biomass Power Association, National Hydropower Association and Energy Recovery Council Praise President Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

Biomass Power Association Applauds Nomination of Gina McCarthy as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

Biomass Power Association Sees Opportunity in President's Second Term Agenda

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