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Grantseeker Announcement: Grass Energy RFP Released

VSJF Announces $100,000 for grass energy pelletization & market development

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund announces the release of a new RFP (Request For Proposals) for the research and development of a pelletizing system capable of processing grass fibers into fuel. In addition, proposals shall include a business plan that identifies steps leading to new markets that utilize pelletized grass as a heating fuel in Vermont.

Under the Vermont Biofuels Initiative*, VSJF is seeking proposals that will lead to the design, fabrication, demonstration and use of a mobile or stationary pelletizing system capable of converting at least 1 ton of grass biomass per hour into densified fuel. Projects must be able to identify at least one in-state source of grass biomass that will be pelletized and at least one in-state end-user of the pelletized fuel.

Any organization, farm, individual or business that maintains an active and physical presence within Vermont is eligible to apply for these funds.

The deadline for proposal submissions is February 28, 2011. To download the RFP, application, and instructions, visit the Grant section of our website.  

If you have questions regarding this RFP please contact VSJF via email.