$7 million adds fuel to the Methane to Markets partnership
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made up to $7,000,000
available through a grant solicitation for innovative international projects
and activities as part of the Methane to Markets Partnership.
The agency expects to award approximately 40 cooperative
grants, agreements ranging from approximately $100,000 to $700,000. The Methane
to Markets partnership is an international initiative to reduce global methane
emissions by promoting capture-and-use projects in oil and gas systems, coal
mining, landfills, and animal waste management.
EPA is requesting proposals for projects that directly
identify, characterize, or implement methane capture-and-use projects. Examples
include technology transfers and demonstrations, feasibility studies, training
and capacity building, and databases of potential sites.
EPA seeks proposals from a wide variety of institutions,
including international governments, universities, and public or private
non-profit organizations to advance project development in the following
Methane to Markets Partner countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia,
Ecuador, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
EPA will also consider regional proposals including other countries as long
as at least one of the countries listed above is included.
The total grants cannot exceed $7 million. The estimated
project period for awards is September, 2008 through September, 2011. Proposals
are due by February 22, 2008.