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Fourth Annual National Bioenergy Day

October 19, 2016 is designated as National Bioenergy Day. This day is a celebration of bioenergy that highlights its environmental and economic benefits on the local, state and national levels. It’s sponsored by the Biomass Power Association, Biomass Magazine, the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, […]

French Hospital Warms Up to Biogas Alliance

WELTEC Builds another Plant with Heat Concept in France

Alliances generate benefits for all involved – as in the case of the French heat alliance between an agricultural biogas plant and a psychiatric hospital. The “Méthavigne” project merits a second glance, especially because society and the environment also benefit from this union of a public […]

WELTEC Management System Wins Biogas Innovation Award

Award-winning ProMOS Bio Ensures Profitable Biogas Operation

On 3 June 2015, the biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER received the “Biogas Innovation Award of the German Agriculture” in recognition of its ProMOS Bio management system. Using this software, operators of all biogas plants can easily collect, check and analyse their operating data. The award in the […]

Emerging Frontiers in Bioenergy

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels — the New Introductory Textbook

By Austin Robert Davis

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuelsis an innovative new textbook that provides insight into the potential and current advances and benefits of biofuel. Contributions include an extensive list of well-respected university extension programs, such as The University of Vermont Research Extension1, as well […]

National Bio-energy Day

October 22

The second annual National Bioenergy Day is scheduled for October 22, 2014. In recognition of National Bioenergy Day, the New Hampshire Wood Energy Council is sponsoring six tours of modern wood heating sites across New Hampshire throughout the week of October 20. Tours are located within one hour’s drive to anyone in the […]

Renewable Fuel Standard Webinar

The New RFS Pathway: Revenue Opportunities for EVs & Utilities September 16, 2014 – September 16, 2014 Webinar, Remote Location, https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/214803072

VEIC is teaming up with the Union of Concerned Scientists, theInternational Council on Clean Transportation, and Sutherland to discuss the new Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathway for biogas generated electricity used in transportation on […]

Report: Vermont Economy, Job Market Reaps Major Benefits from Renewable Fuels Industry

Homegrown American Fuels Support 598 Jobs, $25.0 Million in Wages

WASHINGTON, DC — The Fuels America coalition today released an economic impact study by John Dunham & Associates showing the far-reaching benefits of renewable fuels for Vermont workers and businesses.

Renewable fuels now represent nearly 10% of America’s fuel […]

Local production for local use is the ‘biofuel’ model that works in Vermont

The Vermont Bioenergy Initiative offers local perspective in response to recent ethanol news and shares new statewide bioenergy website resource

Montpelier, VT — A report published this week in Nature Climate Change indicated that ethanol made from corn residue can reduce soil carbon and increase CO2 emissions, indicating the harvested leftovers from corn are “worse […]

The April 2014 Edition of Green Energy Times is now Available Online

You can now view the full version of our current issue of Green Energy Times from the ‘Current & Past Issues’ Quick Link here in the left side of this page.

There is a lot of exciting information in this issue, like where to find Solar Installers in your area, Green Builders, Building Efficiency and […]

Vermont Technical College’s Anaerobic Digester

VTC’s Anaerobic Digester. Photo courtesy of VTC.

By George Harvey

Can you imagine anything more exciting than an anaerobic digester, filled with waste food scraps from a school cafeteria, agricultural spoilage, chopped hay, and lots and lots of manure, pumping out methane (aka swamp gas)? If you can answer “yes” to this question, I […]