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The Old Dominion University Research Foundation is seeking proposals for projects that could expand the use of alternative-fuel resources in Virginia.

Up to $200,000 will be granted to projects that explore commercial-energy usages for crops, agricultural and livestock by-products and waste, landfill gases and other resources.

Funding is possible in two categories: (1) study of feasibility of specific applications and (2) demonstration of ways to overcome barriers associated with economical conversion of these resources into usable, conventional energy products.

The funding is made available through the program, "Biomass: Feasibility and Support of Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Products in Virginia," of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

The ODU Research Foundation announced that it expects to fund up to three projects for a total amount of $200,000.

Proposals are due at the foundation offices in Hughes Hall Room 2033 no later than 4 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2007. Awards will be announced on or before March 31, 2007.

Technical questions about proposals can be directed to Isaac Flory, assistant professor of engineering technology, at iflory@odu.edu or 683-6560. Other questions should be directed to Kathy Ganas of the Research Foundation at kganas@odu.edu.

The request for proposal relating to these funding opportunities is available at http://www.eng.odu.edu/veen/.

This article was posted on: November 21, 2006

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