Federal Bioeconomy Report Provides Details on Agency Collaborations to Pave the Way for More Opportunities
With potential to provide a more favorable infrastructure, guided research, new economic incentives, and other benefits for the bio-based economy, federal agencies aim for collaboration.
Team Gemini’s technology offerings in the bio refinery sector can stand strongly on their own—based on economically- and environmentally-sound models of conserving resources, optimizing O&M expenses, and adding new potential revenues, government support often serves as icing on the cake for these projects. At the same time, the more federal and local governments support a thriving bio-industry, the more readily and easily such projects can be implemented. This is especially the case with infrastructure such as availability of feedstock and more.
Turning waste into a variety of resources offers the ideal implementation of a Triple Bottom Line. And, according to a bioeconomy report released recently by federal government agencies, both challenges and opportunities lie ahead.
“With 1 billion tons of biomass projected to be sustainably produced and available annually by 2030, the board recognized the need to fully develop a Billion Ton Bioeconomy Vision. The Board believes that a single, coordinated multi-department vision focused on developing and implementing a plan for utilizing this biomass for these purposes will increase economic activity, decrease reliance on foreign oil, and create market-driven demand for bioenergy and bioproducts,” said the board in the report.
According to the report, there are currently four main barriers that restrict our nation’s ability to achieve Billion Ton Economy goals. The first focuses on sustainably producing and accessing adequate and affordable feedstocks. The second is developing and applying innovative, cost-competitive conversion technologies. Third is the optimization of distribution infrastructure to allow for the movement of biomass and subsequent derivatives across the entire supply chain. The fourth is consumer education.
At its most basic, Team Gemini implements a combination of Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Anaerobic Digestion, and Water Treatment setups to create an all-encompassing solution to environmental and energy issues—a suitable combination of these technologies creates renewable electricity and thermal energy; eliminates air, water and ground pollution; and protects communities from harmful consequences of increasing waste generation. Combining these with other technologies from Team Gemini’s Bio Refinery range of solutions, and other resources can be created such as the aforementioned biofuels, high- and persistent-quality compost (including pellets or granulate) and fertilizer, and more.
Supporting and developing a closed-loop, 100%-sustainable infrastructure is among Team Gemini’s primary endeavors. Many technologies ultimately contribute to this goal, including protecting and treating valuable water resources and implementing sustainable agriculture.
In an effort to make more communities sustainable, Team Gemini works closely with commodity-intensive industries, municipalities, and other stakeholders to implement viable technology configurations that result in economic and other benefits. A closed-loop system allows businesses to minimize their operating costs and maximize their potential revenue streams, depending on which technologies they choose.
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