The path to zero waste.
Five years of drought, bark beetle infestations and fires have left California forests with more than 60 million dead trees, creating an enormous hazard.
In December, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency and called on the Energy Commission to put together grant funding from the state’s Electric Program Investment Charge.
That program is now open for bidders seeking research grants ranging from $400,000 to $5 million, with a total of $23 million in funding available.
“We will be looking at applying for at least two of the three grants,” said Rob White, chief strategist with Sierra Energy in Davis. The company has developed technology to convert garbage into energy. “I imagine anyone who is anyone in the industry will be looking at and applying for these grants.”
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Sacramento clean-energy companies may benefit from dead-tree program