Free Organic Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance – Due March 28th

March 10, 2022
As a service to our Partners and other stakeholders, EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is sharing information about an opportunity named Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Technical Assistance for Local Governments from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Please note that EPA is not affiliated in any way with the review and selection process.

On behalf of DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides U.S. local governments with technical assistance to advance WTE technologies. The WTE resources considered include organic waste such as food waste, wastewater sludge, animal manure, and fats, oils, and greases. The technical assistance addresses knowledge gaps, specific challenges, decision-making considerations, planning, and project implementation strategies related to WTE.

All U.S. municipalities and counties in the lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories, as well as Tribal governments, are eligible for WTE technical assistance at no cost. Entities representing multiple municipalities are also eligible as well as airport authorities and municipal utilities authorities. A community does not need to have an existing or planned waste resource or energy recovery project to be eligible. Communities in the strategic planning phase when it comes to these waste streams are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Online applications for fiscal year 2022 are being accepted through Monday, March 28, 2022. To apply online and access more information including frequent questions, past webinars, and past recipients, see the WTE Technical Assistance for Local Governments website.