Action Items

We post Action Items and key up-coming Grants and RFPs that focus on and offer support for some element of waste conversion to energy, biofuels and bioproducts. If you see something coming up that everyone should know about so they can become engaged and respond directly, SAY SO: contact us with the relevant information that people need to act. There are always hearings and rulemakings that languish for want of Public Interaction.

Due 03/02/2015: Nominations for Israeli Prize for Alternative Fuel Innovation

Government of the State of IsraelThe Government of the State of Israel has announced that it is accepting nominations for the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation. The government of Israel, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, initiated the National Program to Reduce the Global Dependence on Oil in 2011 with an aim of encouraging global innovation and scientific and technical breakthroughs in the field of alternative transportation fuels. In order to promote the goals of this initiative, the Prime Minister’s Office, together with the Ministry of Science, Technology & Space and Keren Hayesod-UIA, will grant an annual award of one million US dollars: "The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation". The prize will be awarded for global innovation or a scientific or technological breakthrough in the field of alternative fuels for transportation. Nominees for the prize should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting research in this field that is worthy of significant and widespread attention and recognition. The recipient(s) can be citizens of any country and there will be no discrimination based on nationality, religion or gender. Questions about the nomination process for the prize may be directed to Avi Anati at <> or by telephone: 972-2-5411168. 02/09/2015

Due 03/04/2015: 1st Stage Applications to Innovate UK for Energy Projects

Innovate UKThe United Kingdom's (UK) Innovate UK has announced planned investments of up to £9.5 million in innovations that will address the need for a diverse mix of energy sources and systems over the next three decades and beyond. The aim of this competition is to encourage cross-sector supply chains that can deliver integrated energy solutions at different scales to meet the many challenges of achieving a low-carbon economy by 2050. A two stage competition has opened, with a first stage of feasibility studies. Projects should focus on both the demand and supply side across the energy vectors (carriers) and networks of electricity, heat, and combustible gases. Up to three projects will be then be chosen for follow-on collaborative research and development (R&D). Up to £500,000 of the total funding will be available for the smaller-scale feasibility studies, with no more than £40,000 per project. A competition briefing is scheduled for January 15, 2015 in West Midlands, UK and will be broadcast by webinar, with attendance requiring on-line registration. The first stage of this competition (feasibility studies) opens on 5 January 2015. The deadline for applications is at noon on March 4, 2015. The second stage (collaborative R&D) is by invitation and is expected to open on September 7, 2015. NOTE: Also review the funding opportunities page for this competition. There is a conflict between the dates on this page and in the announcement. Teru Talk has requested clarification. 01/10/2015

Due 03/18/2015: Peak Capacity Power Proposals to APS in Arizona

Arizona Public Service Co.Arizona Public Service Company (APS) has announced that it will release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for dispatchable capacity to meet peak capacity demand. The RFP will be released on January 30th with a bid submittal deadline of March 18, 2015. APS is seeking approximately 300 megawatts of peaking capacity, which may be bid as a power purchase agreement or a build, own and transfer structure. Proposals must demonstrate that projects can achieve commercial operation by the summer of 2018 or 2019. The entire RFP process will be monitored and reviewed by a third-party independent monitor. Proposals will be evaluated and compared to an APS self-build option to expand the existing Ocotillo Power Plant site located in Tempe, Ariz. Registration with the PowerAdvocate platform is required; contact Sibia Manzanarez at <> for additional information. 01/22/2015 

Due 12/31/2015: Proposals to NYSERDA for AD Gas-to-Electricity

NYSERDAThe New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced the availability of approximately $20.4 million in Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) funding through 2015 to support the installation and operation of Anaerobic Digester Gas (ADG)- to-Electricity Systems in the state. Funding is available under Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2828 on a first-come, first-served basis; up to $2 million is available per project, depending on the project specifications. Application Packages must be received by NYSERDA on or before 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on December 31, 2015 or prior to the exhaustion of the available funding, whichever comes first. 07/31/2014  


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