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 for implementation and pilot projects, and feasibility studies.

Implementation and Pilot Projects -- solicitation is now OPEN until further notice.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as received.  While there is currently no deadline for applications, the solicitation may close at any time.

Those considering applying for a grant are encouraged to discuss their project informally with MassCEC staff as early as possible during the preparation of an application; contact information is provided in the solicitation.

Solicitation - READ ME FIRST
Appendix 1 - Minimum Technical Requirements
Appendix 2a - Implementation Project Deliverables
Appendix 2b - Pilot Project Deliverables
Appendix 3 - Sample Grant Agreement
Appendix 4 - Authorized Applicant’s Signature and Acceptance Form
Appendix 5 -  Application Forms and Budget Instructions
Appendix 6 - Budget Form

FAQ – Updated 1/13/17

 

 

Feasibility Studies -- solicitation is now OPEN until further notice.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as received.  While there is currently no deadline for applications, the solicitation may close at any time.

Those considering applying for a grant are encouraged to discuss their project informally with MassCEC staff as early as possible during the preparation of an application; contact information is provided in the solicitation.

Solicitation - READ ME FIRST
Appendix 1 - Sample Grant Agreement
Appendix 2 - Authorized Applicant’s Signature and Acceptance Form
Appendix 3 - Application Form and Instructions
Appendix 4 - Budget Form

 

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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.

Amy Barad

Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy

organics@masscec.com

617-315-9310