EPA P3 grant helps researchers at Appalachian explore affordable alternative energy options

Making a living as the owner of a small farm can be a hit or miss proposition. Farm owners must battle the weather, pests and rising energy costs as they bring their crops to market.

A biofuel research facility at the former Watauga County landfill is the site of research being conducted by students and professors at Appalachian State University. Through awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, faculty in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design are exploring economic, alternative energy heat sources that could help farmers in cold, mountainous regions extend the growing season through their winter.

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Published: Dec 3, 2014 7:48pm