On Tuesday, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle launched the state's first-ever grant program to help develop
The grant program seeks to use the state's abundant biomass from agricultural and forestry industries and turn them into renewable energy, fuels, and products.
Governor Doyle invited individuals, groups, businesses and organizations working on the development of bio-based industries in
Examples of projects include the development of:
· New ways to generate usable forms of energy or fuels;
· New biobased products, including new fibers and other biobased materials;
· New technologies that enhance commercial viability of biobased business; or
· New systems that transform waste streams into energy or biobased products
The 2005 proposal guidelines are available at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Web site, BIO grants. Proposals must be received in the Division of Agricultural Development by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2006.