The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is now seeking proposals under the Wastewater Treatment Plant Technology Demonstration Program (WWT Pilot Program) to pilot innovative technologies at publicly-owned wastewater treatment (WWT) districts or authorities across the Commonwealth. MassCEC expects to make awards of up to $150,000.
Applications are now open and can be found here. The deadline to submit an application is December 8th, 2017 at 4:00pm EST.
Applicant Teams must include two or more entities comprised of at least one publically owned wastewater treatment district or authority and at least one innovative water technology provider, that jointly propose meaningful pilots of commercially available (or near-commercial) innovative technologies.
Successful Applicant Teams will propose projects that most importantly increase energy efficiency at WWT districts or authorities. Secondary factors for consideration include technologies that may also recover and reuse valuable resources such as heat, energy, carbon, nutrients, and/or remediate nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater effluent.
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Potential applicants are encouraged to submit written questions to Katie Dobbins at kdobbins@MassCEC.com until December 1st, 2017. “Wastewater Treatment Plant - Innovative Technology Pilots - RFP Questions” must appear in the email subject line. Questions and responses will be posted on this page under FAQ.
The first round of the WWT Pilot Program was launched in July 2016 and funded a total of five project proposals. This Program is designed to promote advancements in the municipal water innovation sector in the Commonwealth. To become a global leader in water innovation, Massachusetts must lead in the advancement of cutting-edge technologies in the WWT sector. For these reasons, this offering from MassCEC will provide grant funding to help spur pilots and the eventual adoption of innovative technologies that will shape the future of WWT processes.