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Friday, October 23, 2009

NYS announces $6.3 million in Green Innovation Grants for Central New York

NYS is awarding $6.3 million in Green Innovation Grants to innovative water quality projects in Central New York.  The funds come through the federal stimulus package, and are intended to support sustainalbe, environmentally sensitive water infrastructure and technologies.  Nearly 300 applications were creceived statewide.  Selected projects were reviewed by the NYS EFC, DEC, NYSERDA, and DOH, as well as EPA.  A full list of grant recipients was announced this week and is available at:

A Green Innovation Grant of $3.2 million will build a regional digester/bioenergy facility in Cayuga County to serve ag areas in Upstate New York.  The facility will produce more than five milllion killowatt-hours of electricity per year.

Among other projects:
  • Installation of wind turbines to power a water district system in Oswego County
  • Installation of solar power and micro-turbines to power the City of Syracuse's Westcott reservoir system
  • Installation of solar power to power a wastewater treatment facility in Cayuga County