Vermont Bioenergy Initiative releases report on grass heating energy potential in Vermont and the Northeast

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative releases report on grass heating energy potential in Vermont and the Northeast

May 8, 2014By Rachel CarterPress Releases

A new report evaluating grass biomass energy as a potential heating fuel has been released. Grass Energy in Vermont and the Northeast summarizes current research on the agronomy and usage potential of grass as a biofuel, and points to next steps for the region to fully commercialize this opportunity. The report was released last week … Read More

Local production for local use is the ‘biofuel’ model that works in Vermont

Local production for local use is the ‘biofuel’ model that works in Vermont

April 24, 2014By Rachel CarterPress Releases

A report published this week in Nature Climate Change indicated that ethanol made from corn residue can reduce soil carbon and increase CO2 emissions, indicating the harvested leftovers from corn are “worse than gasoline for global warming,” according to the Associated Press, who released the study results. In Vermont the term “biofuel” and “bioenergy” are … Read More

The Vermont Food System Atlas Launches!

The Vermont Food System Atlas Launches!

June 3, 2013By Rachel CarterPress Releases

There’s an exciting new tool for exploring Vermont’s food system – the Vermont Food System Atlas! The Food Atlas is the digital platform for advancing the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan, a ten-year plan assembled by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund to strengthen Vermont’s food system. Local food movements around the world are springing up … Read More

Farm Fresh Fuel Project: Growing Our Own Biodiesel

Farm Fresh Fuel Project: Growing Our Own Biodiesel

December 17, 2012By Rachel CarterPress Releases

A small revolution is happening in Grand Isle County, in the northwestern corner of Vermont. On a rainy Saturday in December, a small crowd gathered in Roger Rainville’s dairy barn-turned-energy lab. They were dairy farmers, organic growers, and landowners, but this year, this group of ten growers also tried their hand at making their own … Read More

Farm to Plate Annual Gathering: Taking Stock and Moving Ahead

Farm to Plate Annual Gathering: Taking Stock and Moving Ahead

October 23, 2012By Rachel CarterPress Releases

From the expansion of Black River Produce into a 50,000 square foot meat processing facility and the 19 value-added food producers crafting away at the Mad River Food Hub, to Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s “Lunchbox” mobile farmers’ market and the emergence of several large in-state milk processors, Vermonters are working to “save the world in our … Read More