Tag: stimulus

Show me the Money: Mandatory Registrations to be Eligible for Stimulus Funding

In general, parties that are considering applying for Stimulus Act funding for their project must preregister at the following websites:  Applicants must obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System number (DUNS) DUNS website: http://www.dnb.com/US/duns_update/ Applicants must register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR)  CCR website: http://www.ccr.gov/ Applicants must register with FedConnect to submit their application.  FedConnect … Continue Reading

Show me the Money: $57 million Deployed to 30 Biomass Projects

On June 11, 2009, the Department of Agriculture ("USDA") announced that thirty projects, located in fourteen states, would receive $57 million in Recovery Act funding.  Of these funds, $49 million will be for wood-to-energy grants and $8 million is for biomass utilization. These funds will serve two important objectives.  First, the funds will promote the development of … Continue Reading

Show me the Money: USDA funded Research for Small Businesses

The Department of Agriculture ("USDA") is now accepting proposals for its Small Business Innovation Research Program ("SBIR").  SBIR has $18.5 million available to fund research projects that address important problems facing American agriculture.  Research areas include, but are not limited to: Biofuels and biobased products; Air, water, and soils; Rural development; Aquaculture; and Animal Manure management Individual … Continue Reading

Show me the Money: Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

The Department of Energy ("DOE") expects to establish net-zero energy performance for all U.S. commercial buildings by 2050. DOE  has issued a funding opportunity announcement ("FOA") to support this goal.  $1 million will be awarded to fund the collection of information on technologies for individual components and systems to support this goal.    … Continue Reading

Show me the Money: Carbon Capture and Benficial Carbon Dioxide Use

On June 8, 2009, the Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (“FOA”) to deploy over $1.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“Recovery Act”) to be used to lower our nation’s carbon emissions. The FOA will support projects in two areas: (1) the capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources, … Continue Reading

Show me the Money: Seminar for Identifying Funding for Renewable Energy Projects

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides almost $94 billion dollars in direct and indirect spending to clean energy company and projects. See Show me the Money: A Guide to Sources of Funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  On June 17, 2009, I will be speaking in Cle Elum, Washington about how to … Continue Reading

Commercial Scale Carbon Sequestration

On June 12, 2009, the Department of Energy ("DOE") announced that an agreement has been entered to develop the nation’s first commercial scale, fully integrated, carbon capture and sequestration project in the country.  The Project will be constructed by the FutureGen Alliance and will serve as a flagship facility to demonstrate commercial scale carbon capture and … Continue Reading

Show me the Money: $24 million Funding Opportunity for Wind Energy Research and Development

On June 2, 2009, the Department of Energy ("DOE") issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement ("FOA") providing $24 million for the development of consortia between universities and industry to focus on critical wind energy challenges. DOE intends on awarding two to three grants of $8-12 million.  The grants will be used to address two areas: Partnerships for Wind … Continue Reading

Show me the Money: $350 million in Stimulus Funds Available Now for Geothermal Projects

On May 27, 2009, President Obama announced that the Department of Energy ("DOE") would deploy $350 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("Recovery Act") to be used to expand development, deployment, and use of geothermal energy throughout the United States. Four recent DOE Funding Opportunity Announcements ("FOAs") have been issued in conjunction with … Continue Reading

Show Me the Money: $117.6 million in Stimulus Funds Available Now for Solar Energy

On May 27, 2009, President Obama announced that the Department of Energy ("DOE") is to provide $117.6 million to support the widespread commercialization of clean solar technologies and to scale up U.S. solar manufacturing and production. The funds are intended to promote partnerships between DOE’s national laboratories, universities, local government, and the private sector to … Continue Reading

IRS Provides Guidance on Electing ITC in Lieu of PTC

On Friday, June 5, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2009-52, which provides guidance informing taxpayers how to elect to claim the Investment Tax Credit under IRC § 48 in lieu of the Production Tax Credit under IRC § 45 with respect to qualifying projects. This election was provided for as part of the American Recovery … Continue Reading

$480 Million Available for Integrated Biorefinery Projects

Last week DOE released a new funding opportunity announcement for up to $480 million for pilot-scale and demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery projects. An integrated biorefinery uses an “acceptable feedstock” to produce a biofuel or bioproduct as the “primary product.” Acceptable feedstocks include: Algae Certain woody biomass Renewable plant materials so long as it is not generally intended for use … Continue Reading

$150 Million to Fund ARPA-E Transformation Energy R&D Projects

On April 27, 2009, the first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) under the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) was announced offering up to $150 million to fund transformation energy research and development projects. These funds are part of the $400 million appropriated to ARPA-E under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Individual awards of $500,000 to $20 million … Continue Reading

Upcoming Webinar: Four Primary Ways the Stimulus Bill will Impact the U.S. Wind & Biofuels Industries

Biofuels Journal and Wind Today Magazine are hosting this free webinar on April 14, 2009 at 2 p.m. Central Time. Please join me and my colleague, Graham Noyes, as we discuss the Obama Administration’s economic stimulus package and how it will impact the wind and biofuels industries. REGISTER HERE: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/244944960   There will also be a live Twitter feed available … Continue Reading

UPDATE — Deal Reported Among Senate Democrats

Within the last hour, it is being reported that Senate Democrats have reached an agreement with certain Republican Senators and the White House on the outlines of a compromise stimulus bill that can pass the Senate.  Although details are sketchy, apparently WH Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel met with Senate Democratic leaders and swing Republicans … Continue Reading
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