Program Opportunity Notice PON-14-505
Advancing Clean Energy from Biogas, Biomethane and Natural Gas
Solicitation files are available at:
Energy Commission staff will hold one Pre-Application Workshop to discuss the solicitation with applicants. Participation is optional but encouraged. Applicants may attend the workshop in-person, via the internet, or via conference call.
December 22, 2014
California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hearing Room B
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Meeting Number: 490 060 362
Meeting Password: meeting@10
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Call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above. International callers may select their number from https://energy.webex.com/ energy/globalcallin.php.
Purpose of Solicitation
The purpose of this solicitation is to fund research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects that address the barriers to increased market penetration of renewable energy, particularly biogas and biomethane (also known as renewable natural gas), and natural gas fueled distributed generation, and combined heat and power systems.
If widely implemented, biogas utilization and combined heat and power technologies possess vast potential for natural gas conservation. This solicitation will focus on highly efficient and cost effective technology development and demonstration. Projects must fall within the following RD&D topic areas:
- Topic A: Development and demonstration of affordable technologies and strategies for biogas cleanup and upgrading to biomethane or renewable natural gas for clean power generation.
- Topic B: Demonstration of bottoming cycle solutions as supplemental power generation for highly efficient use of natural gas.
- Topic C: Development and demonstration of micro-scale and other novel systems for small-scale combined cooling, heating and power applications.
Deadline to Submit Applications: 02/06/2015 by 3:00 p.m.