The U.S.is soliciting proposals for projects that support the Methane to Markets Partnership. The partnership is an international initiative to reduce global methane emissions by promoting methane capture-and-use projects in four major sectors including agriculture (animal waste management), coal mining, landfills and oil and gas systems.
According to an EPA press release, the agency will distribute a total of $2.5 million through the program, divided between as many as 20 projects. Proposals can support the partnership broadly or focus on developing a specific market. EPA will accept proposals from international governments, as well as public or private non-profit organizations. The deadline for proposals is 4 p.m. EST, Dec. 4, 2006. For proposal criteria, contacts and other information, visit www.epa.gov/methanetomarkets/activities.htm. www.epa.gov/methanetomarkets/activities.htm.