Roeslein Alternative Energy founder, Rudi Roeslein, has spent a decade restoring prairie grasses and natural habitats across his 2500 acres of farmland in Missouri. He has worked to not only benefit the natural ecosystem of the area but to also restore the habitat of flora and fauna to the area.
About Rudi Roeslein
Rudi Roeslein grew up in south St. Louis, after immigrating to America from Austria with his parents in 1956. He attended St. Louis University majoring in Engineering, and in 1990, put his degree to use by launching Roeslein & Associates. Today, Roeslein & Associates is a global engineering, modular fabrication, and construction company that is home to over 600+ employees with offices across the United States, United Kingdom, and China.
In 2010, Rudi Roeslein began to follow a different path – a path that was led by his true passion for wildlife and prairie restoration. In 2011 he founded Roeslein Alternative Energy.
More recently, Roeslein has looked to his mentor, Dr. Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, in regards to starting a new project. Over the course of the last several years, Roeslein has been working with the University of Missouri, the University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Prairie Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to brainstorm solutions to promote better farming techniques and better uses of what is classified as “marginal land,” land that doesn’t live up to current agricultural production standards. This team of workers from various industries is called the Midwest Conservation Biomass Alliance, or MCBA, and has provided critical guidance in the plant selection process, and prairie reconstruction design that Roeslein uses on his personal farmland.