Organics-to-energy technologies are those that take certain types of waste – including organic materials such as food, animal or yard waste, and convert it to electricity or heat. Some organics-to-energy systems also produce valuable compost or liquid fertilizer as byproducts.

Projects must be located within the service territory of the electric distribution companies that pay into the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund, which is administered by MassCEC.

Funding is available to both public and private entities for Implementation and Pilot Projects and for Feasibility Studies, and to public entities for Technical Studies/Services.

Implementation and Pilot Projects -

This solicitation is currently closed.  A new solicitation is expected Summer 2018.  Please sign up for program updates for Organics to Energy to be notified when it is available.

 

Feasibility Studies - 

This solicitation is currently closed. A new solicitation is expected Summer 2018.  Please sign up for program updates for Organics to Energy to be notified when it is available.

 

Technical Services/Technical Studies - 

This solicitation is currently closed.  A new solicitation is expected Summer 2018.  Please sign up for program updates for Organics to Energy to be notified when it is available. Current and expected applicants are advised to reach out to program staff to discuss possible projects even while the solicitation is closed.

Created in September 2011, Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy supports the development of facilities that convert source-separated organic materials and sewage sludge into heat, electricity and/or compressed natural gas.

To view selected studies supported by the program, please see Completed Studies.

For more information about small organics-to-energy systems that are commercially available in the United States, see our Small-Scale Organics-to-Energy Vendor Directory.

Rachel Ackerman

Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy

organics@masscec.com

617-315-9326