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The quest for self-sufficiency


July 9, 2009
By Michael Scott Moore Miller McCune Magazine

July 9, 2009 – Biomass-powered villages in Germany’s heartland may
offer a model for U.S. towns questing for energy self-sufficiency.

July 9, 2009 – Biomass-powered villages in Germany’s heartland may offer a model for U.S. towns questing for energy self-sufficiency.

The village of Jühnde in Germany has become famous as one of the world’s most successful bio-villages where 75 percent of the houses are heated with wood chips and methane gas produced from byproducts from local farms — fermented silage (sunflowers, maize, wheat and rye) or liquefied manure.

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