Biofuels Center targets western NC for $1.1M in grants
Research Triangle Park, N.C. —
This year’s focus on the western part of the state is an effort to help achieve the center's plan for increased biofuels development across the state.
The Biofuels Center funds projects and activities supporting its legislatively mandated mission of implementing a statewide strategic plan for biofuels leadership. These projects are in line with the goal of the center, which is to have 10 percent of the liquid transportation fuels used statewide be grown and produced from non-food sources within the state by 2017.
This year's grant program, known as "Catalyzing Products in Western North Carolina," will award $1.1 million for projects that address identified areas of critical need related to the acceleration of the renewable fuels industry in western North Carolina.
The program will fund projects based in or directly benefiting one or more of the following counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davie, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey.
The Bid Submission Information can be found on the Biofuels Center's website.
About the Biofuels Center
The Biofuels Center of North Carolina, in Oxford, is a private, non-profit corporation funded permanently by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2007. According to its website, the Center is charged with “charting North Carolina's path over years to gain large capacity for alternatives to petroleum-based liquid fuels.”
The Biofuels Center is on a 10-year plan, over which time it aims to become the nation’s only large-acreage site for biofuels trial-growing, company incubation and partnerships, research and demonstration facilities, and public education.
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