Central Washington Biomass Energy Workshop

Posted by Dylan Kruse on April 17, 2015

April 29, 2015 - Hal Holmes Center - 209 North Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Photo credit: Marcus Kauffman

This workshop is part of the Washington Statewide Wood Energy Team project, a collaborative agency, business, and non-profit effort to develop biomass clusters that complement forest restoration activities in Washington. Examples include projects that can provide heat and power to schools, hospitals, commercial buildings and industrial facilities. Participating projects will be eligible to receive technical assistance and resources to help with evaluation and early stage development.

This central Washington workshop is the first in a series of three. 

We will also be hosting workshops in eastern and western Washington state. 

Who attends the workshops?

Key project players, including developers and funders, community members, state and federal agency staff, fuel suppliers, existing and prospective facility managers, and more.

Learn how successful biomass energy systems are designed and managed, and discuss opportunities for new projects in central Washington. Community members, developers, and experts from across the region will come together to promote biomass utilization as a way to lower heating costs, enhance forest health, and improve rural economies.

  • Discuss potential biomass projects in central Washington
  • Find out what makes a viable project and how it becomes reality
  • Discover innovative technologies that are right for your community
  • Network with local champions and biomass experts
  • Share stories about how biomass systems are making a difference across the state
  • Learn about financial resources that can help build future projects


Workshop location: Hal Holmes Center, 209 North Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926

For more information about the workshop, please contact: Dylan Kruse at Sustainable Northwest (503-221-6911 x115;

Presentations from the Ellensburg workshop can be downloaded below.