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A State-of-the-Science Review of Grass Energy in Vermont and the Northeast

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is seeking proposals from individuals, consulting firms or organizations to conduct a state of the science review of grass energy in Vermont and neighboring states and establish the next step(s) to accelerate the commercialization of grass energy in the region and specifically in Vermont. Follow the links to download the RFP application and the required cover sheet. Proposals are due Friday May 17, 2013. Email with questions. 

PAST RFPs (REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS)

Farm to Plate: Food System Capacity Building Implementation: Released on 03/16/2011. This RFP is now closed.
The VSJF solicited proposals for projects that would enhance the production, storage, processing, and distribution infrastructure of the Vermont food system. The deadline for this RFP was 04/15/2011.

Grass Energy: Pelletization & Market Development: Released on 01/10/2011. This RFP is now closed.
The VSJF solicited proposals for the research and development of a pelletizing system capable of processing grass fibers into fuel. The deadline for this RFP was 02/28/2011.

Algae Feedstock Analysis: Released on 03/17/2010. This RFP is now closed.
The VSJF solicited proposals for the research and development of microalgae as a biofuel feedstock. The deadline for this RFP was 05/17/2010.

Feed & Fuel: Oilseed Crops and Commercial Biodiesel Production: Released on 02/04/2010. This RFP is now closed.
The VSJF solicited proposals to 1) increase the acreage of oilseed crops (such as soybean, sunflower, canola) to be processed in-state for sustainable biodiesel for Vermont’s farms and communities, or 2) develop a commercial biodiesel facility that serves the needs of multiple farms, and/or the surrounding community. The deadline for this RFP was 03/29/2010.

Expansion of Commercial Biofuels: Released on 05/27/2009. This RFP is now closed.
The VSJF solicited proposals to increase the availability of pure biodiesel (B100) and/or biodiesel blends (B5 and higher) in Vermont. Eligible projects will lead to the expansion of biodiesel as a heating fuel, transportation fuel, or both. The deadline for this RFP was 06/29/2009.

Biomass-to-Biofuels Course Development: Released on 01/14/2009. This RFP is now closed.
The VSJF solicited proposals to provide students, farmers, entrepreneurs, and others with the educational foundation and technical skills necessary to develop Vermont’s biomass-to-biofuels market. The deadline for this RFP was 03/13/2009.

On-Farm Biodiesel Facility: Released on 01/14/2009. This RFP is now closed.
The VSJF solicited proposals to develop an on-farm biodiesel facility which serves the needs of the host farm, other farms, and/or the surrounding community through the production of biodiesel and livestock meal (could also include culinary oils) from oilseed crops such as canola, sunflower, soy and camelina. The deadline for this RFP was 02/27/2009.

Oilseed Crop Research and Development: Released on 01/14/2009. This RFP is now closed.
The VSJF solicited proposals that will lead to increased acreage of oilseed crops (such as soybean, sunflower, canola or camelina) to be processed in state for fuel and livestock feed for Vermont’s farms and communities, while generating accurate data that can be used to support the feasibility of these enterprises. The deadline for this RFP was 02/13/2009.