Vashon Bioenergy Farm Ribbon Cutting and Tour

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, April 8, 2019.

The Farm’s Ribbon Cutting and Tour is scheduled to be held on April 16.

Vashon Bioenergy Farm is a community-scale bioenergy system on Vashon Island. The project, through Impact Bioenergy, was funded under the Clean Energy Fund II for RD&D, Sustainable Energy Trust, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, and great partners on Vashon.

For every ton of “waste” that would otherwise have been long-haul exported, the NAUTILUS, developed by CleanTech Alliance member Impact BioEnergy, will generate upward of 25 gasoline gallon equivalents and 200 gallons of probiotic plant food. The system will “upcycle” up to 4 tons of commercial food “waste” per day from the Island Spring Organics tofu factory and potentially others. This is enough to fuel a fleet or provide heat & power for more than 40 homes, all while improving soil for small farmers.