Empowered Biofuels is a nonprofit agency providing environmental education to local communities and empowering marginalized women in Latin America by engaging them in the research, production and sale of biofuel and biofuel derived products.
We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit incorporated in the US state of Minnesota, however, the focus of our organization is to aid the women and environment of Latin America, and toward that end:
Equality and Human Rights
Gender-based discrimination is an ever-present obstacle for the women of Latin America. Excluded from the majority of non-domestic economic activities, many women remain trapped in traditional gender roles and never reach their full potential. This is especially true in rural areas where opportunities are even more limited, resulting in many women never finishing high school, learning marketable skills, entering the workforce and becoming self-reliant.
The Environment and Renewable Energy
While great strides are being made in generating electrical power through green technologies such as solar and wind, much less progress has been made in finding a replacement for the liquid fuels we consume, like gasoline, and diesel.
Without a liquid fuel alternative, we will never fully be free of our dependence on petroleum, this is where we saw our opportunity to deal an effective one-two punch to both tragedies.
Our solution was the creation of Empowered Biofuels. Our facilities and programs are a direct response to both worldwide environmental concerns and gender-based exclusion in Latin America.
Our humanitarian programs are designed to offer Latin America women the opportunity to return to school and complete their education, through a grant-based funding system.
Our educational programs offer lectures and activities to any group that seeks to learn about the environmental, social, scientific and economic issues surrounding the green enterprise and sustainable living.
Our environmental programs aid in the reclamation of degraded land and produce an environmentally friendly, sustainable alternative fuel, which will be used to power the agency’s facilities, made available to local communities and used to create other green products.