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--- GE ecomagination and Aramco Entrepreneurship have launched an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving the energy efficiency of seawater desalination. The US$200,000 challenge will be awarded to four winners with a prize of US$50,000 each, and further investments towards commercialization of the best ideas among all submissions will be considered.
Current desalination techniques are typically very energy intensive: energy consumption can account for up to 70 per cent of the desalination costs. The global production of desalinated water uses approximately 75.2 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, enough to power nearly 7 million homes. The goal of this challenge is to identify novel ways to lower these costs around the world, either through technology advances, process improvements, or both.
The open innovation challenge aims to identify new solutions to lower total desalination costs and emissions through: cleaner energy sources; incorporating advanced materials; and integrating processes better. Solutions must be innovative, impactful, feasible and scalable across the globe.
Due date July 16, 2014
--- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seek proposals that have the potential to reduce the energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the existing multi-modal transportation system in New York State. Total available funding is $3,000,000. All, or none, of the available funding may be awarded.
In funding this solicitation - PON 2881 Institutionalizing Integrated Solutions Supporting Accessible Multimodal Transportation - the sponsors seek to promote an integrated, multi-faceted, energy-efficient, and sustainable transportation system through the identification of innovative strategies, policies, emerging technologies and partnerships, and through useful demonstrations and system designs that validate underutilized commercial products in NY State. Strategies and demonstrations are being sought that have the potential to offer effective transportation choices and sustainable, integrated network designs that enhance connectivity of alternative transportation options resulting in reduced reliance on personal vehicles and the achievement of economies-of-scale that support broader deployment and the maximization of energy security and efficiencies. Proposals should focus on research, results, or strategies that can be transferred and implemented throughout the State to further the objectives of improved energy efficiency and reduced GHGs.
Due date May 29th, 2014.
--- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has released PON 2828 Renewable Portfolio Stand Customer-Sited Tier Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity which makes available approximately $20.4 million in New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) funding to support the installation and operation of Anaerobic Digester Gas (ADG)- to-Electricity Systems.
Due date December 31, 2015
--- The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.
Renewable Carbon Fiber FOA informational Webinar will be held Thursday, February 13, 2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m. EST.
Concept Paper Submission Deadline: March 3, 2014 5:00 PM ET
Full Application Submission Deadline: April 11, 2014 5:00 PM ET
--- The New York States Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is announcing the availability of approximately $13.8 million in incentives to encourage the installation of end-use wind energy systems for residential, commercial, institutional or government use. The incentives, of up to $400,000 per site/customer, will be paid to eligible installers who install new approved grid-connected wind energy systems using qualified equipment, in accordance with the eligibility requirements described below. The maximum equipment size shall be 2 MW per site/customer. NYSERDAs incentive shall not exceed 50 percent of the total installed cost of the system.
Applications accepted from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed.