New $500,000 biomass grant program
By Marg Land
May 4, 2009, Columbus, OH – The Ohio Department of Development is
currently accepting proposals for $500,000 in funding available for the
Biomass – Waste to Energy Program.
The funding is available to projects that demonstrate technologies that utilize farm waste to produce energy in Ohio’s farming communities
The Biomass – Waste to Energy program is funded through the Advanced Energy Fund administered by the Ohio Department of Development’s Ohio Energy Office. The program encourages private investment in projects that use anaerobic digestion or similar technologies to produce electricity, thermal energy and/or conditioned methane gas from farm waste. Eligible projects must demonstrate completion within two years, job creation and retention during the construction and operation phases, and the use of Ohio manufactured components and/or ownership by an Ohio partnership or company. One award of $500,000 or two awards of $250,000 will be selected through a competitive process.
For more information about the Biomass – Waste to Energy Program and requirements to apply for funding, visit: http://www.development.ohio.gov/cdd/oee/GrantsLoans.htm