Lead Investigators

Rich Dana, Imagine Grinell

Project ID

M2008-12

Abstract

Onfarm creation of bioenergy may not be out of reach of the average small farmer. This project looked at some of the small-scale energy technologies available and assessed their promise for use by small farmers.

Key Question

Can producers in local food systems reduce their emissions and expenses by replacing fossil fuels with "homebrew" biofuels produced on the farm?

Findings

On-farm biofuel production can offer significant opportunities for small farmers to reduce their "carbon footprint" and add value to their produce by partnering with local restaurants and recycling waste oil into biodiesel for on-farm use.

Principal Investigator(s)

Rich Dana

Year of Grant Completion

2009

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