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- ABOUT MassCEC
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) seeks to incentivize the adoption of innovative technologies at publicly-owned Wastewater Treatment Districts and/or Authorities under the Wastewater Treatment Technology Demonstration Program (“the WWT Pilot Program”). This program makes awards of up to $150,000 and projects must show clear energy efficiency potential.
This program is currently CLOSED.
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.
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.