Who We Are
The Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) is a program of Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), an international non-profit headquartered in Burlington Vermont. BERC assists communities, colleges and universities, state and local governments, businesses, utilities, schools, and others in making the most of their local biomass energy resources.
BERC is a project-focused organization whose mission is to achieve a healthier environment, strengthen local economies, and increase energy security across the United States through the development of sustainable biomass energy systems at the community level. BERC's particular focus is on the use of woody biomass and other pelletizable biomass fuels.
With years of staff expertise in the field, and extensive relationships with other experts, manufacturers, suppliers, public agencies, and consultants, BERC is one of the nation’s leading organization involved in the assessment, development, and management of community-scale biomass energy projects.
BERC's staff embodies a wide range of relevant professional experience and expertise, including biomass fuel systems, environmental policy and management, forestry, biomass fuel supply, and project and program management.
What We DoBERC offers a wide range of technical assistance in the use of biomass for energy projects of various types, including:
BERC’s work and services include: