Tag: grants

Minnesota ag department awards more than $500,000 in grants for biofuel projects

Minnesota ag department awards more than $500,000 in grants for biofuel projects

August 6, 2019 |

In Minnesota, four grants from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will expand biofuel access and production to advance renewable energy efforts around the state. The MDA’s Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Program recently awarded grants totaling more than $500,000 to four recipients, through two separate competitive review processes. A Bioenergy/Biochemical Pilot Project Grant […]

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Massachusetts awards nearly $2.9 million in grants for renewable heating fuels

Massachusetts awards nearly $2.9 million in grants for renewable heating fuels

February 26, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, the Commonwealth has awarded five grants totaling $2,889,285 to Massachusetts businesses to fund infrastructure projects to increase the availability of low-carbon, renewable heating fuels. The grants, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), are part of the Renewable Thermal Infrastructure Grant Program, an initiative focused on expanding the availability of renewable […]

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Ireland awards grants funds to 12 businesses to boost the blue bioeconomy

Ireland awards grants funds to 12 businesses to boost the blue bioeconomy

January 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine has announced that the Marine Institute is to provide 12 marine businesses (in collaboration with five universities) with investment funding totaling EUR2.4 million over three years. The funding is being provided to drive continued innovation in Ireland’s ocean economy, a key requirement of the Marine Institute […]

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Pacific Biodiesel improves wastewater treatment thanks to state grant

Pacific Biodiesel improves wastewater treatment thanks to state grant

October 25, 2018 |

In Hawaii, local media reports that Pacific Biodiesel benefited from Hawai‘i Technology Development Corporation grant funds to improve processes at its 5.5 million gallon per year biodiesel plant including upgrading its wastewater treatment plant and investments in a centrifuge system that allows for improved yellow and brown grease recovery from trap waste. The grant provided […]

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Maryland announces $3.5 million in grants for waste-to-energy

Maryland announces $3.5 million in grants for waste-to-energy

October 4, 2017 |

In Maryland, the state’s energy agency will provide grants to selected grantees to install animal waste to energy projects. The program is open to businesses, government agencies, and non-profits in Maryland. The total amount available for the AWE Grant Program for State Fiscal Year 2018 is $3,500,000. Two AOI’s will be made available in FY18. […]

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Alberta awards more than C$6 million in grants for biofuel companies

Alberta awards more than C$6 million in grants for biofuel companies

February 13, 2017 |

In Canada, the provincial government of Alberta awarded four biofuel companies just over C$6 million in grant funds under the Climate Change Program’s Bioenergy Producer Program . Both Permolex Ltd. and ADM Agri Industries were awarded C$1.8 million each, Invigor Bioenergy received C$1.1 million while Enerkem Alberta Biofuesl received C$526,400. Other projects who also won […]

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USDA highlights benefits of rural development grants with eye on bioenergy

USDA highlights benefits of rural development grants with eye on bioenergy

January 28, 2016 |

In Washington, the USDA has highlighted the economic impacts on rural communities bioenergy investments have made in a new report looking at the $1.1 billion granted for renewable energy through 15,678 individual awards between 2009 and 2015. Rural Energy for America Program guaranteed loans and grants, Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program […]

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University of Texas researcher gets $15 million for two switchgrass biofuel studies

University of Texas researcher gets $15 million for two switchgrass biofuel studies

October 21, 2015 |

In Texas, a researcher at the University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study a native prairie grass, including how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy amid global climate change. Tom Juenger, a professor of integrative biology, will lead scientists from multiple institutions — including federal agencies, […]

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California Energy Commission approves $21 million for waste-to-energy grants

California Energy Commission approves $21 million for waste-to-energy grants

March 12, 2015 |

In California, the state’s Energy Commission has approved $21 million in grants for energy innovation and efficiency programs at its monthly business meeting. Almost a dozen innovative projects – including one to convert forest residues to electricity and another to turn dairy manure into biogas – were funded through four key grant and loan programs.

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Iowa’s gas stations looking for grants to replace underground storage tanks

Iowa’s gas stations looking for grants to replace underground storage tanks

December 29, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa is asking state legislators to expand an existing grant program that helps retail stations offset the cost of installing E85 pumps to include those compatible with E100. Such a move would allow stations to replace their existing underground storage tanks, many of which are reaching […]

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