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Ohio Biomass Energy Program News Archive

Ohio Biomass Energy Program News Archive

  • USDA Offers $221 Million in Clean Energy Loans and Grants (March 6, 2008): The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will accept $220.9 million in loan and grant applications under the agency's Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program. (full text of news release)
  • AEP to support largest agricultural carbon offset program in U.S.; program will capture and destroy methane from 200 farms (June 14, 2007): American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) announced an agreement with an affiliate of Environmental Credit Corp. (ECC) to purchase approximately 4.6 million carbon credits between 2010 and 2017 generated from capturing methane on livestock farms. (full text of news release)
  • Energy and Agriculture Depts. Provide $8.3 Million in Funding for Biofuels Research (June 13, 2007): U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced that the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture have jointly selected 11 projects for awards totaling $8.3 million for biobased fuels research that will accelerate the development of alternative fuel resources. (full text of news release)
  • USDA, DOE Announce $18 Million Solicitation for Biomass Research and Development (June 13, 2007): The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a combined total of up to $18 million will be available for research and development of biomass-based products, biofuels, bioenergy and related processes.  (full text of news release)
  • PUCO approves Duke Energy Ohio green pricing pilot program (May 9, 2007): The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio today approved Duke Energy Ohio’s green pricing option, GoGreen, for a pilot period through 2008. (full text of news release)
  • PUCO adopts agreement establishing green pricing option for AEP-Ohio customers (May 3, 2007): The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio today adopted a stipulation that establishes a green pricing option for American Electric Power Ohio (AEP-Ohio) customers. The option would enable the company’s customers to participate in a voluntary, market-based alternative to AEP-Ohio’s standard service offer. (full text of news release
  • Strickland Announces Energy Principles (May 1, 2007): Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today delivered the following remarks to the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce on Ohio’s energy policy. (full text of news release)
  • Hocking College Energy Institute awarded federal Economic Development Administration grant (April 18, 2007): A $1.6 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to Hocking College for the Hocking College Energy Institute was announced by U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez. (full text of news release)
  • Learn about Ohio geological features and plant distribution from Ohio Governor's Residence Web site (March 5, 2007)
  • DOE Selects Six Cellulosic Ethanol Plants for Up to $385 Million in Federal Funding (March 1, 2006): U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that DOE will invest up to $385 million for six biorefinery projects over the next four years.  When fully operational, the biorefineries are expected to produce more than 130 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. (full text of news release)
  • Ohio Energy Grant Workshops (March 1, 2006): USDA Rural Development and the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) have announced the scheduling of three workshops on funding opportunities for renewable energy projects and energy efficiency improvements. The workshops are scheduled for March 6, March 8 and March 14, 2006 at several Ohio locations. (full text of news release)
  • Governor Strickland, Lt. Governor Fisher Announce Wind Production and Manufacturing Incentives (Feb. 15, 2007): Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, director of the Ohio Department of Development, today made $5 million in grants available for the Ohio Wind Production and Manufacturing Incentive. Currently, in the United States, Ohio ranks second only to California in the potential for new job creation for manufacturing wind components. (full text of news release)
  • New grant announcementThe Ohio Wind Production & Manufacturing Incentive Program seeks applications to receive wind energy production incentives for wind power projects that will begin commercial operation in the State of Ohio on or before December 31, 2008. 
  • New report: Assessing Ohio’s Biomass Resources for Energy Potential Using GIS