Free online biomass energy training course

Free online biomass energy training course from Whole Building Design Guide and the USDOE Federal Energy Management Program:

FEMP26 Renewable Energy Technology Applications – Biomass Technologies

Biomass energy technologies can help Federal sites meet agency goals and legislative mandates, improve energy security, and reduce environmental impact while efficiently providing electricity, heating, cooling, and other applications.

The course covers sourcing and selecting cost-effective biomass energy technologies and common implementation considerations.

The instructor for this course is:

  • Dr. Andy Walker, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will learn to:

  • Understand geographic/climate considerations biomass energy technology capabilities and constraints, and evaluation of various technology options;
  • Select the best biomass energy technologies for building and site needs, considering the latest best practices and technical considerations;
  • Understand operating principles for direct combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis conversion technologies; and
  • Assess factors to integrate biomass energy into larger energy systems.