What does it take to transform a neighborhood? Replace crime with local business. That’s what REV Birmingham and the Avondale Brewing company did in a part of the state’s capital, and it’s working beautifully.
Next time you're in a car chase in Hoover, Alabama, the police vehicle tailing you might be powered by wood chips. The town is set to use municipal wood waste as a source for cellulosic ethanol—a feat that the town claims is a first.