Proposals being sought for biomass grant program

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COLUMBUS –Interim Director Mark Barbash announced the Ohio Department of Development is accepting proposals for $500,000 in funding available for the Biomass – Waste to Energy program for projects that demonstrate technologies which utilize farm waste to produce energy in Ohio’s farming communities.

Funding

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.

To apply

For more information about the program and requirements to apply for funding visit www.development.ohio.gov/cdd/oee/GrantsLoans.htm.

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