November 5, 2006

California Energy Commission PIER Grants for Biofuels RD&D

This just in from the California Integrated Waste Management Board - pre-proposal workshop November 15, 2006 - proposals due January 4, 2007:

Biofuels Grant Solicitation Release

Local governments may know of individuals, businesses, utilities or research institutions that would be interested in applying for a biofuels renewable energy grant administered by the California Energy Commission. Please forward this information on to any interested parties.

The California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program supports energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects that will help improve the quality of life in California by bringing environmentally safe, affordable and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace.

The PIER Program annually awards up to $62 million to conduct the most promising public interest energy research by partnering with RD&D organizations including individuals, businesses, utilities, and public or private research institutions. PIER brings new energy services and products to the marketplace and creates state-wide environmental and economic benefits.

The PIER Renewables Program has released a grant solicitation for Biofuels Research Development & Demonstration.

This is a competitive grant solicitation with the intent of accelerating research, development and demonstration of biofuel energy conversion technologies and refineries using lignocellulosic biomass (such as agricultural and forest residues, and urban waste), food waste, beverages, waste grease, purpose-grown or energy crops.

The Program Opportunity Notice, and application documents are posted on the California Energy Commission's website.

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