EPA: $5M in Grants for Methane Reduction Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced $5 million in available grants for projects to reduce methane emissions that contribute heavily to global warming.

The grants, which will be made available to organizations in the U.S. and abroad, will be issued through the Methane to Markets Partnership, a public and private sector partnership that reduces harmful emissions by promoting recovery and use of methane.

Project proposals "should support feasibility studies, technology transfer, deployment of technology, training, methane emissions inventories, and other activities that promote methane capture and use," according to the EPA. The agency expects to award grants ranging from $100,000 to $750,000 to up to 35 projects.

Methane capture and use projects supported by the partnership are reducing annual emissions by more than 27.3 million metric tons of carbon equivalent, comparable to the annual emissions from 5 million motor vehicles.

Published: January 14, 2010