The Virginia Community Wood Energy Program invites you to join in the 4th Annual National Bioenergy Day by touring two Southwest Virginia institutions that are saving money and supporting their local economy by using renewable, wood fuels. On October 19th,  English Biomass Partners, which supplies space heat and domestic hot water to Ferrum College, and Rōnile, Inc. in Rocky Mount, a private manufacturer of dyed accent fibers who uses wood fuels in their manufacturing process, open their doors to the public. Please join the Virginia Community Wood Energy Program tour of these outstanding facilities, meet their staff and learn how we can save money, keep our energy dollars in our local economy and improve the health of our forests by using wood fuels for heating and manufacturing in Virginia!  Please register here or at the link below, so we will know to expect you. Lunch will be provided!


9:45                        Meet at the English Biomass Research Center at Ferrum College

10:00 – 11:30       Tour the English Biomass Research Center

11:30 – 12:30       Lunch Provided

12:45                     Depart for Rōnile

1:00 – 2:30            Tour of Rōnile

3:00                        Return to English Biomass Research Center

November 2nd – Biomass Boiler Operator’s Workshop

Please consider joining us for a Woody Biomass Boiler Workshop.  This educational workshop will be held at the Matthews State Forest and Turman Hardwood Flooring in Galax, Virginia.   Please see below, or visit this LINK, for additional information.  This educational event is offered as a collaboration between the Virginia Community Wood Energy Program and the Agricultural Energy Efficiency Initiative.  Seating is limited!