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.
Can producers in local food systems reduce their emissions and expenses by replacing fossil fuels with "homebrew" biofuels produced on the farm?
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.
Year of Grant Completion
Dana, Rich, "Grinnell Area Petroleum Replacement Initiative, Phase 2" (2009). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 332.