The New York Biomass Energy Alliance is seeking applicants for technical-assistance grants that will help bring biomass projects closer to commercialization.
The grants could pay for engineering, design, feasibility and financial analysis, or other technical assistance, according to the alliance. The aid could go to individuals, groups, or businesses.
The funding is targeted for projects that are past the concept stage, but that are not yet ready for investment capital or other financing.
“The funding pays to connect project leaders with experienced professionals who understand energy production, combustion, heat transfer, sustainable feedstock crop handling, business model evaluation, end-user marketing, and regional economics,” New York Biomass Energy Alliance Executive Administrator Alice Brumbach said in a news release.
The grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted starting Oct. 1. More information is available at www.newyorkbiomass.org.