Central Appalachian Region Proposal Submitted

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A full proposal  was submitted in conjunction with University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Farm to Fly 2.0, to the 2017 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) solicitation for hardwood-derived sustainable aviation jet fuel supply chain development in the Central Appalachian Region.  The region includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia and the proposal seeks to utilize the abundant supply of hardwood woody biomass, and...

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Case Study: Rōnile, Inc.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Private manufacturer turns to neighbors for fuel Rōnile Incorporated, one of the world’s leading supplier of custom dyed accent yarn, is an employee-owned manufacturer with over 100 associates, located in Rocky Mount, Virginia.  Situated in a part of Virginia with no access to natural gas, Rōnile historically depended on diesel for generating the large amounts of steam necessary to set the dye and dry their yarn.  In 2006, with diesel prices...

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Community Wood Energy Program Expands Staff

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Center for Natural Capital is pleased to announce the hiring of two consultants to assist with the energy program. Betty Dixon is a social worker and entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience providing community based services throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic.  After a stint in both the public and private sector, Betty co-founded Virginia’s first state-wide intensive in-home child and family counseling agency, which she grew and...

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Virginia Community Wood Energy Program Leads National Bioenergy Day Study Tour in Southside, VA

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

October 21, 2015 was the third annual National Bioenergy Day.  The Virginia Community Wood Energy Program led staff from federal, state and local governments on a tour of three Southside institutions that are using wood and grass fuels to provide cost effective heat energy while keeping their energy dollars in the local economy and improving the health of the regional forests and fields.  The tour was organized for public facilities staff...

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