Bioenergy Project Seeks to “Close the Loop” for Vashon Island Farmers
A new community bioenergy project is changing the game for Vashon islanders by converting food processing waste from Island Spring Organics, a local tofu factory, into organic plant food and renewable natural gas. As Vashon Bioenergy Farm, LLC scales up, the Impact Bioenergy team is launching marketable co-products to help address twenty first century problems.
Impact Bioenergy and partners like Vashon Maury Land Trust are inviting farmers and rural business owners to an open house workshop on Monday, January 27 to see this exciting project up close and learn how they can support the circular economy, as well as how it can benefit their farms and rural small businesses. “Practically any community can now act like an island converting their waste into renewable resources,” says Srirup Kumar, Impact’s Community Engagement Officer.
Farmers and other Vashon islanders will hear how bioenergy and other renewable energy options, like solar, can enrich their farm operations, along with some financial assistance programs that exist to make clean energy an easier choice. For more information about the event or Impact Bioenergy, please reach out to Srirup Kumar or visit the Facebook event page and Pierce Conservation District’s ticketing page.