USDA FY 2022 Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR)

USDA FY 2022 Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), under the OUAIP, is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to host a CFWR pilot project for fiscal year (FY) 2022. DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the CFWR program is to enter into cooperative agreements with…

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USDA Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

USDA Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities OPPORTUNITY: Through the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, USDA will support the production and marketing of climate-smart commodities through a set of pilot projects that provide voluntary incentives through partners to producers and landowners, including early adopters, to: implement climate-smart production practices, activities, and systems on working…

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USDA Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program

USDA Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program OPPORTUNITY: The Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program (MPILP) provides grant funding to intermediary lenders who finance – or plan to finance – the start-up, expansion, or operation of slaughter, or other processing of meat and poultry. The objective of the MPILP is to strengthen the financing capacity…

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Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities National Funding Opportunity

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities National Funding Opportunity (NFO)   OPPORTUNITY: Through the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, USDA will support the production and marketing of climate-smart commodities through a set of pilot projects that provide voluntary incentives through partners to producers and landowners, including early adopters, to: implement climate-smart production practices, activities,…

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Anaerobic Digesters: Methane Formation

Anaerobic Digesters: Methane Formation. The inter-microbial distances influence the biodegradation rates and specific growth in the formation of Methane. The microorganisms that form methane are physiological. They can grow only with a few specific substrates, such as H2 and CO2, formate, methanol, and acetate, and they, therefore, depend on others. Therefore, a syntrophic relationship is…

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COVID Impact on Pollution

How has COVID impacted pollution?  When history examines the 2020 impact of COVID 19, we believe it will show the pandemic as at least a bit of a mixed blessing.  What we believe history will show is that as people flew and drove less, air quality drastically improved.  In fact, we see predictions that carbon…

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Forest Biomaterials

Forest biomaterials are a class of solid materials derived from trees and shrubs. Forest biomaterials are a source of renewable products that offer many benefits in terms of abundance, low density, strength, cost, easily shaped or used, and performance.  Obvious examples include building products, furniture and paper board, but the list also includes high-tech materials,…

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Methane

Methane (CH4) is a chemical compound with one atom of carbon and four atoms of hydrogen.  It is the simplest alkane and is the main constituent of natural gas.  The abundance of methane makes it an attractive fuel, although capturing and storing can pose challenges.  Naturally occurring methane is found both below ground and under the…

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