Local Production for local use

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative Overview

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative

Vermont farmers, entrepreneurs and researchers are building an alternative model of bioenergy production that is small-scale, community focused, economical, and sustainable.

Algae to Biofuel

Algae to Biofuel

Vermont researchers and entrepreneurs demonstrate their innovations in algae to biofuel research and development in the Northeast.

Grass Fuel

Grass Fuels

Heating fuels from switchgrass? Sid Bosworth, a University of Vermont agronomist explains switchgrass production followed by biomass entrepreneurs turning bales of grass into briquette fuel.

Making On-Farm Biodiesel

Making on-Farm Biodiesel

Grow oil crops, make biodiesel, feed the animals & save money! Vermont farmer and owner of State Line Biofuels John Williamson and University of Vermont Extension's Chris Callahan show us how.

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Field Notes

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels, the New Introductory Textbook

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels, the New Introductory Textbook

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels; is an innovative new textbook that provides insight into the potential and current advances and benefits of biofuel. Contributions include an extensive list of well-respected university extension programs, such as The University of Vermont Research Extension, as well as numerous national organizations including the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratories. The text is edited by Anju Dahiya, cofounder of General Systems Research, LLC and lead biofuels instructor at the University ofRead More
Renewable Energy Collaboration and Confronting Climate Change in Vermont

Renewable Energy Collaboration and Confronting Climate Change in Vermont

Vermont is an indisputable leader in sustainable job growth and renewable energy, punching well above its weight in the fight against global climate change. It is because of opportunities like the upcoming summit, Creating Prosperity & Opportunity Confronting Climate Change, that local business, government, non-profit, and higher education leaders will come together to focus on advancement of sustainable job growth in fields that have a positive impact on the environment andRead More
UVM Extension crop/soil program researches food system crop by crop

UVM Extension crop/soil program researches food system crop by crop

Eat It, Drink It, Feed It, Fuel It: By: Debra Heleba, University of Vermont Extension agriculture coordinator Since 2003, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils program (NWCS) has been conducting on-farm research on a wide range of crops-from cereal grains and forages to hops and oilseeds-to provide farmers and end-users with agronomic information that supports human food and beverage markets, as well as local livestock feed and biofuel production. Dr.Read More

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Oilseeds

Oilseeds from plants such as sunflower, soybean, and canola can be converted to biodiesel, food-grade oil, livestock feed, and organic fertilizer.

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Grass

Perennial grasses such as switchgrass, big bluestem, and reed canarygrass can be pelletized for fuel combustion and converted to ethanol.

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Algae

Microalgae such as green algae and diatoms can be converted to algal oil, biofuel, nutriceuticals, feed, and organic fertilizer.

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More Biofuels

Additional local production for local use bioenergy options for Vermont include wood chips, wood pellets, willow, and methane digesters.

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