The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative spanned eight years of activity, from 2008 to 2016. Over that time, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund had the pleasure of collaborating with a number of bioenergy innovators and early adopters, talented consultants, and thought partners.
The purpose of the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative (VBI) was to foster the development of
sustainable, distributed, small-scale biodiesel and grass/mixed fiber industries in Vermont in
order to produce bioenergy for local transportation, agricultural, and thermal applications, as a
replacement for fossil fuel based energy.
The VBI marked the first strategic effort to reduce Vermont’s dependency on petroleum
through the development of homegrown alternatives and was funded by three consecutively made Congressionally Directed Awards through the Office of US Senator Patrick Leahy, the High Meadows Fund, and the VT Department of Public Service.
To download and read our Final Report to the US DOE, click here.