Local firms apply for advanced energy grantsWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nine local proposals were submitted for grants through the state of Ohio’s Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program.
The Advanced Energy Program has $13 million to award in grants ranging from $250,000 to $1 million. A total of 52 proposals were submitted by the Sept. 11 deadline for the funding program administered by the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD).
The local proposals submitted were from the Center for Innovative Food Technology (two submissions), Advanced Distributed Generation, Hydro-Gen-Tech Inc. Nextronex Energy Systems, Solargystics Ltd., Suganit Systems, Xunlight Corp, and Univenture in collaboration with UT.
All proposals were required to have corporate and/or academic collaborators.
The Third Frontier Project was created to accelerate the development and growth of alternative energy industries in Ohio through the direct financial support to organizations seeking to commercialize new products, manufacturing processes or production improvements for delivering advanced energy technologies to the market, according to the ODOD.
The proposals will be reviewed by state officials in October, and finalists for the grants will be invited to make presentations in November with the awarding of the grants in December.