PALM has joined the Sunshine State Bio Mass Cooperative

Sunshine State Bio Mass Cooperative logo
We are so excited to announce that PALM has been accepted into
The Sunshine State Bio Mass Cooperative!

Biomass, as a renewable energy source, is biological material from living, or recently living organisms.[1] As an energy source, biomass can either be used directly, or converted into other energy products such as biofuel.

The cooperative is a group of like-minded organizations throughout Florida that are coming together to dispose of landscape waste materials in an ecologically and fiscally responsible way. Put very simply, the cooperative is a group of companies that are working together to put waste disposal materials to use, rather than throwing away a valuable resource and polluting our environment (and our other vital resources such as the Everglades) at the same time.

Currently, PALM and other landscapers have to pay to dispose of landscape waste that often ends up in landfills. That waste can be used to produce biofuel as well as put to use in other ways. The cooperative makes that kind of disposal easier.

According to the Director of Fuel for The Sunshine State BioMass Cooperative:

We are using the available Bio-Mass in Florida, which is currently being wasted, and turning it into Renewable Energy. We are working on developing a real Energy Policy for our great nation. The market for our product is growing by 20% a year and Pike Research says the demand for biomass is set to grow, hitting about 1 billion tonnes a year within the next 10 years. As we continue in this direction we can put less demand on oil.

Palm Atlantic has always worked hard to protect the local environment as much as possible while providing the very best services to our clients. To be invited to join the coop not only helps us to meet that goal, but is also recognition of our hard work thus far. According the BioMass website:

Sunshine State Biomass Cooperative, Inc. has a set of criteria for a company to become a member. Although many landscape companies would like to become member, we only invite companies that we feel meet the high environmental;, safety and industry standards of the co-op.

What is it that we’re protecting?
Our beautiful environment:

Everglades and Turner River
Image courtesy of Flickr user ChaunceyDavis

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