NYS WOOD ENERGY TEAM SECURES SUPPORT FROM USDA FOREST SERVICE TO EXPAND BIOENERGY OUTREACH, EDUCATION & PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Syracuse, NY -- July 16, 2014 -- Yesterday, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack 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. ... Read MoreNYBEA TO HOST STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION & SUMMER SOCIAL AT THE GATEWAY CENTER, AUGUST 6
July 1 -- The 3rd Annual New York Biomass Energy Alliance Summer Social will be held on Wednesday, August 6 at the new Gateway Center on the campus of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry, in Syracuse, NY. The event will begin at 9 am, with the morning focused on strategic planning for the organization, followed by a tour of the new LEED Platinum Gateway Center, lunch, a special screening of a soon to be released bioenergy film and networking opportunities over local brews. To find out more information on the day's events, please contact Alice Brumbach at 607-316-3437 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ... Read More