This summer, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of more than $2.5 million in grants to develop wood energy teams in 11 states and an additional $1.25 million for nine wood energy projects. New Mexico was one of the states chosen to receive an award to develop a Statewide Wood Energy Enterprise Team (SWEET). For more information on the USDA award, click here.
The SWEET’s goal is to support the development of geographic clusters of wood energy projects by connecting woody biomass feedstock supplies to wood biomass energy producers through the development of feedstock plans, biomass business plans, preliminary design and/or engineering assessments, market research for wood energy and innovated uses of wood to energy.
The SWEET just posted a Request for Proposal (RFP) to develop wood energy projects in the state. For a copy of the RFP, click here.