2021 Regional Food System Grant Program Awardee: Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association (DVSA)


Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association (DVSA)
(Sustainable Seattle Fiscal Sponsor)


Transformando Nuestra Tierra: Biofuel


An engineered solution developed by South Park community members to generate low-carbon, sustainable fuel while building community capacity, economic development, and a zero-waste localized food system. Youth-engaged, community-centric strategic planning to develop a decentralized, zero-waste biofuel system for South Park. The system will mitigate organic waste, and use an anaerobic digester to provide fuel that an both be used as energy, and a nutrient-rich co-product that local farms can use to increase their yield, which are in turn used by local BIPOC-owned restaurants, establishing a closed-loop organic production
system. This proposal is for a development phase including neighborhood and stakeholder education on the benefits of biofuel and circular economy in food systems, assesses energy potential of locally-harvested organic waste, and produces an implementation plan for a biofuel system in
partnership with key local stakeholders.

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