- EMERGING INITIATIVES
- ABOUT MassCEC
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 -
The Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy Implementation and Pilot Project Solicitation is now open.
Applicants for Implementation and Pilot Project grants should download the following forms and reference materials:
Implementation and Pilot Project Solicitation (Read 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
- Appendix 5: Application Form
- Appendix 6: Budget Form
Feasibility Studies -
The Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy Feasibility Study Solicitation is now open.
Applicants for Feasibility Study grants should download the following forms and reference materials:
Feasibility Solicitation (Read first)
- Appendix 1: Sample Grant Agreement
- Appendix 2: Authorized Applicant's Signature
- Appendix 3: Feasibility Application
- Appendix 4: Contract Budget Form
Technical Services/Technical Studies -
This solicitation is currently closed. A new solicitation is expected Fall 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.