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Current Grantees

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Grantee : Project Year Purpose Location Amount
Total $747,593.00
UVM Extension, Oilseed Crops: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to demonstrate oilseed production techniques to enhance farmer knowledge with the goal of expanding biofuel production in Vermont, including overall crop and pest management practices to improve yields, quality and economic viability of oilseed crops. Statewide $65,000.00
State Line Biofuels: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to provide new oilseed conveyance, drying, cleaning and storage infrastructure to support ongoing research and development of oilseeds being grown for fuel, feed and food in Southwestern Vermont North Bennington, Bennington County $25,000.00
Rainbow Valley Biodiesel: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to increase grain storage and oilseed pressing capacity in order to expand the scale of oilseed and biodiesel production in Addison and Rutland counties. Brandon, Rutland County $35,250.00
Otter Creek Biofuels / Woods Market Garden: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to gather comparative agronomic and economic data on organic and conventional methods of oilseed crop production and processing in order to expand oilseed crop production and oilseed pressing in West Central Vermont for eventual processing into biodiesel. Brandon, Rutland County $30,000.00
Borderview Farm: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to improve the operational capacity and efficiency of the oilseed and biodiesel processing research center in Grand Isle County, including oilseed conveyance, drying, cleaning and storage infrastructure, and fuel quality Alburgh, Grand Isle County $50,000.00
Nava Bio-Energy: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to improve processing technology, refine the process chain, and maximize production in order to lower production costs and improve profitability of biodiesel production in Central Vermont. Brookfield, Orange County $45,000.00
Ekolott and Living Earth Farms: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to gather comparative agronomic and economic data on organic and conventional methods of oilseed crop production and processing and evaluate organic desiccants, deer repellant, planting and harvest times to reduce crop loss to birds and deer. Newbury, Orange County $30,000.00
UVM Extension, Grass Biomass: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to develop perennial grass biomass production and management recommendations through research with the goal of expanding biomass production in Vermont. Statewide $78,000.00
Renewable Energy Resources: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to research and develop a mobile briquetting system capable of processing grass fibers into densified fuel at a rate of at least 1 ton per hour Bennington, Bennington County $100,000.00
Wood Pellet Dealers: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to support R&D at five fuel or energy companies, including Bournes Energy, Vermont Wood Pellet, LLC, Energy Co-op of Vermont (with Pellergy Systems and BBAF VT), Acorn Energy Co-op (with Bushey & Bordeau), and SunWood Biomass, for evaluating different bulk wood pellet distribution, delivery and storage options. Statewide $50,000.00
Green Mountain Spark: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to experiment with using a photochemical process to separate oil from algae and turn the oil into biofuel in the same photobioreactor. Burlington, Chittenden County $65,000.00
General Systems Research: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to identify and cultivate native microalgae species suited for cold weather and to use a rapid screening method of lipids quantification. Burlington, Chittenden County $65,000.00
Carbon Harvest, LLC: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to determine the suitability of landfill gas combustion products as a supply of CO2-rich flue gas for commercial algae cultivation. Burlington, Chittenden County $64,515.00
UVM-School of Engineering: Vermont Biofuels Initiative 2010 VBI funds used to design novel flow control devices based on the concept of “ordered” turbulence in order to optimize algae growth rate through enhanced vertical mixing without increasing the energy cost necessary to produce the flow. Burlington, Chittenden County $44,828.00