BOSTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ --

RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the establishment of a partnership agreement with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), whose mission it is to advance the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications. As part of this partnership, BTEC members will receive a discount on RISI's Wood Biomass Market Report, the only comprehensive source of market information and wood biomass feedstock pricing for the North American biomass market.

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This publication features monthly updates on North America and international biomass business development and capital investment, government incentives, regulations and policies, feedstock availability and sustainability, as well as other factors affecting markets. RISI will also establish an advisory group, made up of BTEC members, with the goal of creating the highest quality information resource for BTEC members focused on the wood biomass market.

The BTEC is a natural choice for a partnership, according to Scott Gately, Vice President of Sales for RISI's Wood and Timber division. BTEC's mission is to advocate for, and educate people on the value of biomass thermal energy, which meshes perfectly with RISI's commitment to developing the highest quality information services for the wood biomass market. We couldn't be happier to be associated with them.

BTEC Program Coordinator Kyle Gibeault added, As a trade association with many members involved in wood biomass, we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with RISI, a leading information provider for market data on this industry. I expect this partnership to be tremendously valuable for both organizations.

Gately said that developing information centered on wood biomass was a strategic priority for RISI. The biomass industry in North America is expanding rapidly, he said. With RISI's unparallel insight into the forest products industry, we feel that we are in a perfect position to develop information resources that will allow executives in the wood biomass industry to make the best possible business decisions.

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About BTEC

Founded in January 2009, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is an association of biomass fuel producers, appliance manufacturers and distributors, supply chain companies and non-profit organizations that view biomass thermal energy as a renewable, responsible, clean and energy-efficient pathway to meeting America's energy needs. BTEC engages in research, education, and public advocacy for the fast growing biomass thermal energy industry. More information can be found at

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the wood products, timber, wood biomass, pulp and paper, tissue, and nonwovens industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston (Bedford), Massachusetts, RISI operates offices in Brussels, Belgium; Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; Singapore; and Charlottesville, Virginia. More information can be found at

Contact: Dan Blenk Director of Marketing, Wood Timber Information RISI 4 Alfred Circle, Bedford MA 01730 U.S.A. Tel: +1-781-734-8942 Email:

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