Announcements

Job offersmore »




Tweeting Growers

Last commentsmore »

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Expanding bioenergy outreach, education and project development

New York State Wood Energy Team secures support from USDA Forest Service

United States Department of Agriculture/USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the New York State Wood Energy Team, led by the Empire State Forestry Foundation with support from the New York Biomass Energy Alliance, as one of 11 teams receiving cooperative agreements from the USDA Forest Service.  
 
In New York, the Forest Service funding of $250,000, which leverages additional state and private investment, will be used to develop and hold workshops to provide technical, financial and environmental information; offer preliminary engineering assessments; and conduct community outreach needed to support the development of wood energy projects.
 
Successful applications for projects will receive technical assistance to access additional financing for design and construction from the Forest Service, the USDA, and the New York State Green Bank, among other sources. 
 
‘The investment from the Forest Service will allow for a substantial outreach and education campaign that will support the existing bioenergy industry and New York State programs, such as Renewable Heat NY, by raising awareness and understanding of this local, affordable, renewable source of energy,’ says Alice Brumbach, executive administrator of the New York Biomass Energy Alliance. ’The New York State Wood Energy Team of dedicated and talented individuals from across the state and region will be working very hard over the next three years to move bioenergy to a mainstream renewable energy option for New Yorkers.’   
 
The New York State Wood Energy Team will begin its outreach and education campaign over the next few months in the Catskill Region, the North Country and the Southern Tier.  Contact Alice Brumbach for more information on how you can become involved.
 
In addition to the Empire State Forestry Foundation and the New York Biomass Energy Alliance, the New York State Wood Energy Team consists of the Adirondack North Country Association, Catskill Forest Association, Clarkson University, Farm Credit East, Mesa Reduction Engineering & Processing, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Northern Forest Center, Richmond Energy Associates, Rick Handley & Associates, Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Yellow Wood Associates. 
 
The advisory board to the New York State Wood Energy Team includes the New York Farm Viability Institute, NYS Department of Ag & Markets, NY Farm Bureau, New York State Wood Products Development Council, Finger Lakes National Forest, and USDA Forest Service.
 
To see the full list of states receiving Statewide Wood Energy Team cooperative agreements from the Forest Service, go to www.fs.fed.us/na/grants/index.shtml

Publication date: 7/17/2014

 

 
 
tweet
 
share

email
   
print
 
subscribe

 

Other news in this sector:

1/29/2015 Greenhouse growers want co-gen approval to offset costs
1/28/2015 Geothermal: A potential tectonic shift in Indonesian energy production
1/27/2015 Canada: $77M hydro upgrade needed for Leamington greenhouses to grow
1/27/2015 US: Online summary of the Federal and State Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
1/26/2015 AU: Energy efficiency key concern for veg growers
1/26/2015 Dubai doubling size of power plant to make cheapest solar energy
1/26/2015 Newest list of the top 10 countries in geothermal power
1/23/2015 Canada: 'Terrace, B.C. needs to warm to geothermal'
1/21/2015 Kenya sees itself in supporting role for geothermal development in Eastern Africa
1/19/2015 Netherlands: Plans for geothermal energy at propagator Hollandplant
1/16/2015 Germany: 4,400 tonnes of peppers and tomatoes thanks to geothermal heat
1/15/2015 NA: Natural-gas prices rally as colder forecasts encourage buying
1/14/2015 Distributed energy in the US
1/14/2015 Kenya: Al Jazeera on the benefits of geothermal power
1/13/2015 UK: Tomato glasshouse heat source links to National Grid
1/13/2015 Newest list of the top 10 countries in geothermal power
1/13/2015 US can more than triple share of renewable energy by 2030
1/8/2015 Incentivising gas-based cogeneration in coal-intensive countries
12/24/2014 Canada: Guelph Research shines a light on greenhouse plants
12/24/2014 UK: Cogeneration role at Battersea Tower

 

Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters)

  1. All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed.
  2. All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed.
  3. All comments with offensive language, will be removed.




  Display email address

  new code