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DOE announces $16 million in funds to bring to market energy tech from national labs

DOE announces $16 million in funds to bring to market energy tech from national labs

July 5, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the marketplace. This first Department-wide round of funding through the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) will support 54 projects at 12 national labs involving 52 private-sector partners. The TCF […]

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Ag secretary announces launch of two rural business investment companies

Ag secretary announces launch of two rural business investment companies

April 30, 2015 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of two new private funds, known as rural business investment companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. This announcement is part of USDA’s ongoing efforts to help attract private sector capital to investment opportunities in rural America […]

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Biofuels must be sustainability certified to receive South African Climate Bond funds

Biofuels must be sustainability certified to receive South African Climate Bond funds

March 19, 2015 |

In South Africa, the Bioenergy Technical Working Group has proposed a set of criteria that would include bioenergy and biofuel projects under the Climate Bonds Standard including environmental criteria such as a minimum of 60% GHG emissions reductions. Projects must be certified under at least one of the following: Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Round […]

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Aemetis secures $19 million in EB-5 funds

Aemetis secures $19 million in EB-5 funds

October 1, 2014 |

In California, Aemetis announced $19 million in EB-5 program funds have been received into escrow from foreign investors, representing more than 50% of the maximum of $36 million to be raised in the offering. A total of 47 qualified investors at $500,000 per investor have subscribed for $23.5 million in the offering.  

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Colorado government gives $2 million to support renewable energy research Collaboratory

Colorado government gives $2 million to support renewable energy research Collaboratory

May 15, 2014 |

In Colorado, the state has awarded $2 million in matching funds to the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, made up of The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels, the Colorado Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion, the Center for Research and Education in Wind, and the Center for Carbon Management. Eligible projects will include researchers from at […]

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Tanzanian villagers concerned about corruption of compensation funds

Tanzanian villagers concerned about corruption of compensation funds

January 15, 2014 |

In Tanzania, villagers negatively impacted by the end of Sun Biofuels are accusing the local administration of pocketing some of the compensation that was meant for those who lost their land due to the failed biofuel project. Rather than getting cash in hand, the compensation money is to be used for local development projects with […]

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Iowa’s Fueling the Future program open for applications through Feb. 7

Iowa’s Fueling the Future program open for applications through Feb. 7

December 9, 2013 |

In Iowa, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encourage Iowa petroleum retailers interested in participating in the “Fueling our Future” pilot project to consider applying for cost share funding. A total of $250,000 in federal funds are available through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board to support projects that will increase […]

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