[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 56 (Thursday, March 23, 1995)]
[Page 15288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-7202]


Seattle Regional Support Office

Notice of Pacific Northwest and Alaska Regional Bioenergy Program

Agency: Department of Energy.

Action: Notice of Competitive Financial Assistance Applications Number 


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Seattle Regional Support 
Office (SRSO) announces its intention to issue a competitive 
solicitation and make financial assistance awards for bioenergy-related 
demonstration, development and commercialization projects in support of 
the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Regional Bioenergy Program. This 
action is subject to the DOE Financial Assistance Rules (10 CFR Part 

DATES: The solicitation is anticipated to be released on or about March 
17, 1995.

ADDRESSES: To obtain a copy of the solicitation, forward your request 
to the U.S. Department of Energy's Seattle Regional Support Office, 800 
Fifth Avenue, Suite 3950, Seattle, WA 98104, Attn: Ms. Carol A. Curtis, 
Grants/Contracts Specialist. Only written requests for this 
solicitation will be honored. For convenience, requests for the 
solicitation may be faxed to Ms. Curtis at (206) 553-2200. Please 
reference solicitation DE-PS51-95R020563.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Curtis, phone number 206-553-

Supplementary Information:

    The DOE established regional bioenergy programs to promote the 
development of effective uses of biomass for energy. The legislative 
authority (Senate Appropriation Bill) directs DOE to ``carry out 
activities related to technology transfer, industry support, resource 
assessment, and matching local resources to conversion technologies.'' 
The solicitation will be one approach used to carry out this directive. 
The DOE is seeking applications for projects that demonstrate bioenergy 
technologies which produce energy savings through displacement of non-
renewable resources, or that produce energy through the direct 
combustion of renewable resources. Projects will also be evaluated on 
the ability of the proposed project to minimize environmental impacts 
and improve the economic viability of a specific bioenergy industry or 
technology. Projects shall be located in the region consisting of the 
states of: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana. All project 
sponsors will be required to provide a minimum cost sharing of 1:1. 
Acceptable demonstration technologies will use one or more of the 
following biomass fuels: landfill debris and landfill gas; logging 
residues; agricultural crops and wastes; biomass farming; urban, 
forest, and forest products wood wastes; municipal solid waste; animal 
wastes; and food processing wastes. Bioenergy projects can produce 
electricity, mechanical power, space heat, and industrial process heat. 
The DOE plans to award multiple grants valued at approximately $100,000 
for each project. The DOE funding for this program in FY 1995 is about 
    This solicitation will be issued on or about March 17, 1995, and 
will contain detailed information on funding, cost-sharing 
requirements, eligibility, application preparation, and evaluation. 
Responses to the solicitation will be due May 10, 1995. Awards will be 
announced prior to September 30, 1995.
    All responsible sources are encouraged to submit an application. 
All projects must comply with the requirements of the National Energy 
Policy Act (NEPA).

    Issued in Seattle, Washington on March 2, 1995.
Carol Curtis,
Grants/Contract Specialist.
[FR Doc. 95-7202 Filed 3-22-95; 8:45 am]