NYBEA SEES BRIGHT FUTURE FOR BIOENERGY IN NEW YORK
Syracuse, NY -- August 12, 2014 -- At the New York Biomass Energy Alliance Strategic Planning Session, held Wednesday, August 6, at the SUNY College of Environmental Science Gateway Center, in Syracuse, NY, New York Biomass Energy Alliance members expressed optimism for the future of bioenergy in New York State.
A big development in the state -- the first round of incentives from Governor Cuomo’s Renewable Heat NY (RHNY) -- was discussed at length.
Lou Okonski, President of Evoworld Inc, the host of the RHNY announcement of the first round of incentives held on July 29, stated that “the Governor’s program will give a big boost to bioenergy appliances manufactured in New York State, while helping New York residents and businesses save a substantial amount of money on heating this winter.”
Matt McArdle, President of Mesa Reduction Engineering & Processing and Chairman of the New York Biomass Energy Alliance Board of Directors, noted “"The New York Biomass Energy Alliance welcomes the efforts of Renewable Heat NY to catalyze the high-efficiency and low-emissions wood heating industry.
... Read MoreNYS 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 More