Biomass energy resources and case studies are growing vastly across the planet.
Most of the projects are locally based, and prove that local communities can find new and innovative methods of creating a sustainable future for themselves.
Rather its America or Europe, these biomass case studies are a shining example of humanities ability to adapt and evolve when faced with economic and environmental hardship.
“we’ve proven biofuels can help rural communities address a global issue, while at the same time strengthening their local economy.”
Netaka White, Director of the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative
One of the best examples to use (among many that are covered in other articles), is the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative, which is a part of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.
They provide technical support, research, and funding to help promote job growth in the biomass energy job sector.
Their primary focus is on converting algae to biofuel, grass energy for heating, and oil seed crops for biodiesel and livestock feed.
According to Netaka White, the director of the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative, their work will “ultimately help farms diversify, stay in operation and stay self-sufficient, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and help mitigate the effects of peak oil and climate change.”
Netaka goes on to say, “we’ve proven biofuels can help rural communities address a global issue, while at the same time strengthening their local economy.”
These evolutionary Vermont farmers, entrepreneurs and researchers are building an alternative model of bioenergy production that is small-scale, community focused, economical and sustainable.
Human adaptation at its best!
The stories and testimony given by those closely involved in Vermont biomass energy resources and the bio initiatives being taken are inspiring, to say the least.
John Deer farmers, engineers, biologists, and agronomists are all working cooperatively, and by doing so have created a new a vibrant economy.
The biomass solutions being offered by the Vermont Bioenergy
Initiative have the potential to save failing farms across the nation, create energized green economies, and continue the human evolution into a more sustainable species.