The nature of Eco-Industrial Development is teamwork and optimization of resources. An important part of modern day industrial development is not only how successful one project will stand by itself but relative to other industries, the environment, and the community which it serves. Major influences to our methodology include the concepts of Applied Industrial Ecology, which takes into account engineering, community relations, synergistic by-stream-in-stream organization and economics when planning a project.
All Eco-Industrial Development Projects are inherently- physically, economically or otherwise- connected to other projects and teams. Freestate Farms is currently collaborating with ECoRe Ventures, Inc. to develop a Compost + Anaerobic Digestion Project which will produce electricity, heat, CO2 and compost. While all of these ‘by-streams’ could be sold as individual products to the proper recipient, understanding that the area has a need for locally grown, fresh food year-round, we plan to use these ‘by-streams’ to their highest and best use as ‘in-streams’ for a greenhouse system.
This is the beginning of our sustainable industrial organization in Fauquier County which we will expand and link other Eco-industrial Elements, such as storm water management and engineered soils.
For more information on Eco-Industrial Development and how it could be incorporated into your projects, please contact Denton Baldwin at Denton@freestatefarmsva.com or 240-286-2162.