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 11/06/2014: Feasibility Study Proposals for Biomass Energy Facility

Camptonville Community PartnershipThe Camptonville Community Partnership (CCP), grant administrator for the Yuba Watershed Protection & Fire Safe Council (YWP&FSC), has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for preparation of a Comprehensive Feasibility Study for a Biomass Power or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Facility in Camptonville, California. The study will evaluate the feasibility of siting a small-scale biomass power or combined heat and power (CHP) generation facility (1-3 MWe) to be located at a former mill site. The final project goals are to sustainably utilize biomass resulting from forest management and/or harvesting activities, and provide direct economic development benefits to the rural communities of the Yuba County foothills region. The deadline for questions about the RFP is 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014, and should be submitted by email to Chris Friedel, CCP Bioenergy Project Lead, at <>. Reponses will be compiled and posted online by 5 pm on Monday, October 27, 2014. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The contract award will be announced by November 21, 2014. 10/10/2014 

Due 11/07/2014: Applications to CEC for Bioenergy Demonstration Projects

California Energy CommissionThe California Energy Commission (CEC) has issued Program Opportunity Notice (PON)-14-305 to fund demonstration and deployment projects of pre-commercial biomass conversion technologies, generation systems, and development strategies. The purpose of the projects is to demonstrate and appraise the operational and performance characteristics of biomass conversion technologies. Funding under PON-14-305 will be provided through the Electric Program Investment Charge program for "Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid." There is up to $27 million available for grants awarded in four project groups under this solicitation. Match funds of at least 20% will be required. CEC staff will hold two Pre-Application Workshops to discuss the solicitation with applicants. Applicants may attend either of the optional workshops in-person, or via WebEx. The workshops will be held  in Sacramento on August 21, 2014 and in Diamond Bar on August 26, 2014. Questions regarding the solicitation should be directed to Sandra Raymos at < > or (916) 654-4584. The deadline to submit applications is November 7, 2014 by 3:00 pm. 08/14/2014

Due 11/12/2014: Proposals to NV Energy for 100MWe Renewable Energy

NV EnergyNV Energy, Inc is requesting proposals for up to 100  megawatts of renewable energy resources. This is the first of three 100 megawatt Request for Proposals (RFP) to be issued for the periods of 2014, 2015 and 2016 for NV Energy's operating company in Southern Nevada. This initiative is being conducted in accordance with Senate Bill 123, including NRS 704.7316 and the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada's regulations related to implementing the statute (LCB File No. 131-13). Interested parties will first need to register with PowerAdvocate in order to access NV Energy’s RFP process. A Bidder's Conference is scheduled for October 10, 2014 and bids are due by November 12, 2014. 10/03/2014

Due 11/13/2014: Applications to CEC for Distributed Generation Demos

Note: Dates Revised (Addendum 1)

California Energy CommissionThe California Energy Commission (CEC) has released Program Opportunity Notice (PON)-14-303 to fund applied research and development activities associated with distributed biopower and photovoltaic technologies. Awards will support development, lab-scale, and pilot-scale demonstrations of pre-commercial technologies and strategies that are designed to solve specific problems in the electricity sector. Funding under PON-14-303 will be provided through the Electric Program Investment Charge program for " Advancing Cleaner, Less Costly, More Reliable Distributed Generation to Enable Customer Solutions and Zero-Net Energy Communities." There is up to $19.5 million available for grants awarded under this solicitation in four project groups. There is no match fund requirement, however applications that include match funds will receive additional points. CEC staff will hold two Pre-Application Workshops to discuss the solicitation with applicants. Applicants may attend either of the optional workshops in-person, or via WebEx. The workshops will be held  in Sacramento on August 21, 2014 and in Diamond Bar on August 26, 2014. Questions regarding the solicitation should be directed to Tonya Heron at < > or (916) 654-4484. The deadline to submit applications is November 13, 2014 by 3:00 pm. 08/13/2014

Due 12/01/2014: Loan Applications to CalRecycle for Organics Projects

CalRecycleThe California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has announced that $4,662,000 in funding through the Organics Loan Program is available for the 2014/15 fiscal year. The maximum loan amount is $2,000,000 or 75 percent of the total project cost, whichever is less, with a 25% matching fund requirement. The Organics Program is a component of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Loan Program established under Public Resources Code sections 42995-42998. The purpose of this program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by providing loans to expand existing capacity or establish new facilities to process California-generated green or food materials into new value-added products. Application guidelines and instructions are available online. Questions must be submitted by email: < > no later than November 20, 2014. Primary application documents are due by December 1, 2014. 10/02/2014 

Due 02/25/2015: EOIs to Innovate UK for Waste Recovery R&D Funding

Innovate UK Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are planning to invest up to £4.5m in collaborative R&D projects that seek to increase the recovery of valuable materials from waste streams. Applicants will be selected from a two-stage competition that opens on January 12, 2015. The purpose of this competition is to develop processes for dealing with continuously produced waste streams to maximize the value of recovered resources. Proposals should describe how they seek to maximize the value of outputs and, for this reason, those solely seeking to recover energy from waste will not be considered. Projects focused on product-return approaches, such as remanufacture, refurbishment and leasing, are also out of scope. A briefing for potential applicants will be held on January 14, 2015 to highlight the main features of the competition and explain the application process. Applicants are strongly recommended to attend this event. All applicants must first register by noon on February 18, 2015 in order to participate in the competition. The first stage is submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) by noon on February 25, 2015. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit applications, which will be due by April 15, 2015. 10/03/2014  

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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