The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Monday announced eight contracts to small businesses to develop innovative technologies to protect the environment, funded through EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program.
The one grant awarded in Pennsylvania was to Environmental Fuel Research, LLC in Philadelphia for developing a system to produce biofuel from grease trap waste. Click Here for the project overview.
“The green technologies that these SBIR companies are developing will help us address some of today’s most pressing environmental and public health issues” said Dr. Thomas A. Burke, EPA’s Science Advisor and Deputy Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Research and Development.
The phase II contracts announced today provide the companies $300,000 to further develop and commercialize their products and ideas. Phase II awards are only available to companies that previously submitted research proposals for their innovative technologies and were awarded phase I contracts up to $100,000.For more information on this program, visit EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program webpage.