The WSDA Bioenergy Program supports bioenergy
and energy conservation opportunities in the agricultural sector to:
Improve economic vitality of Washington farmers and rural
communities through added income and reduced cost of production.
Protect human health and the environment through reduced
energy-related inputs and emissions.
Participate in the Washington State
Bioenergy Team, which is dedicated to successfully implementing the state's
bioenergy initiatives. The
interagency Bioenergy Team is led by the
Department of Commerce.
Energy Freedom Program agreements, which provided $10
million in low-interest loans for
four bioenergy projects in
Partner with other agencies through the
Washington Farm Energy
identify tools and connect farms with sources of funding to
increase energy efficiency in all aspects of their operations.
Coordinate with WSU on state-funded, agricultural bioenergy
research. Current projects include:
research on oilseed crops, near-term anaerobic
digester research, and co-product development.
Partner with WSU and others on outreach/education programs
research results and other bioenergy information to Washington
Contact: Mary Beth Lang WSDA Bioenergy and Special Projects
(360) 902-1812 / firstname.lastname@example.org