Winter cold might be the furthest thing from Vermonter’s minds right now, however, now is the time to start thinking about how to heat next winter. “Reliable and renewable heating…
Homeowners can now save on average $7,000 on an advanced wood heat boiler or furnace! Now is a great time to change the way you heat your home or business by switching…
At the Clean Energy Development April 18th Meeting, the Board approved a substantial change to its Advanced Wood Heating Incentive as part of the Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive (SSREI) Program….
Sub-Categories of Bioenergy
Modern Wood Heating refers to any solid biological material that can be used as fuel, and includes the chopped wood that many Vermonters already use to heat their homes. While antique wood stoves burn inefficiently, and put off lots of soot and smoke, modern biomass systems have very low particulate matter (tiny particles that can cause breathing problems) emissions… read more
Biodiesel and ethanol are the two most widely used liquid biofuels. They are renewable and burn cleaner than fossil fuels. Recent EPA analysis of lifecycle GHG emissions show that ethanol and biodiesel, when compared to their petroleum-based counterpart, will reduce atmospheric CO2 by 20 percent to 60 percent, depending on the type of fuel and… read more
Biogas is another bio-based technology that harnesses natural sources and processes to produce energy. Animal wastes such as cow manure naturally give off methane as they breakdown. Animal wastes can be processed in an anaerobic (air-free) digester, producing high-grade methane which is used to power modified natural gas engines and generate… read more