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Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative

Bioenergy Initiative Overview & History

Bioenergy Initiative Overview & History

The VSJF has applied its market development model to build a lasting and sustainable bioenergy sector in Vermont. The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative (VBI) is a strategic approach to value-added agriculture; supplying farm energy inputs from local resources, since 2003.

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Oilseeds & Biodiesel

Oilseeds & Biodiesel

The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative is helping farms and communities transition away from fossil fuels, become more self sufficient, and save money by growing and processing their own oil-rich seeds and beans to be used for fuel, livestock feed, and specialty oils.

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Grass & Biomass Energy

Grass & Biomass Energy

Grass energy research, technology, and innovation offers a local energy option that preserves Vermont's working landscape.

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Algae-to-Biofuels

Algae-to-Biofuels

With support from VSJF, several Vermont businesses and research teams are now developing equipment and processes that could contribute to algal biodiesel production in the Northeast and elsewhere.

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Education, Outreach & Network Development

Education, Outreach & Network Development

From on-farm field days where agronomists, innovators and farmers share their research results and experiences, to technology-specific conferences; these events provide educational and networking opportunities and are at the core of the VSJF market development model.

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Bioenergy Resources

Bioenergy Resources

VSJF has developed or commissioned various studies, reports, and tools to determine the economic and ecological impact of developing a market for sustainable biofuels in Vermont.

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