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Vermont Bioenergy Initiative Overview

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Sunflowers at Borderview Farm
Photo credit: VSJF

Source: Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

The purpose of the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative (VBI) is to foster the development of a sustainable, distributed, small-scale biomass industry in Vermont to enable the production and use of biofuels for local transportation, agricultural and thermal applications.

VBI agronomic research has shown that oilseed crops can be successfully grown in the Vermont and the Northeast US. Multiple scales of biodiesel production from seed oil have been demonstrated on farms in Vermont including self-built and commercially available systems.

More information is available at the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative website: