Applying for Commercial-Scale Bioeconomy Federal Funding

Applying for Commercial-Scale Bioeconomy Federal Funding? By Bill Hagy, EVP Federal Funding, Lee Enterprises Consulting In considering applying for federal funding for a commercial scale bioeconomy project, one should know that there are many types of federal funding available – grants, direct loans, loan guarantees, or combinations of two of these funding resources – each with…

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Renewable Energy Funding

A variety of renewable energy funding comes from federal programs that support innovative new technologies that have been successfully tested/operated at a demonstration-scale and documentation (technical, market, socio-economic, environmental, and financial feasibility) and are ready for commercial-scale development. The U.S. Dept of Agriculture has several USDA Funding programs and resources that are available to support…

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Bioenergy Project Funding

Can we identify the key reasons that many bioenergy projects fail to get funding?  Yes.  Is there a “magic bullet” that guarantees funding for a bioenergy project?  No, but a review of the common characteristics of those that fail to receive funding is not difficult, and once understood, provides a pathway to the best chance…

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