The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday announced $1.3 million to 13 small businesses nationwide to develop and commercialize technologies to help solve current environmental issues under the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
One Pennsylvania received a grant: Professional Analytical & Consulting Services, Inc. in Coraopolis, Allegheny County to repurpose plastic and automotive waste to produce electrically conductive plastic.
“The 13 businesses we are funding today are producing innovative and creative solutions for our country’s environmental problems,” said Thomas Burke, EPA science advisor and deputy assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “Small businesses play an integral role in creating technologies that will help ensure a sustainable future for our country.
Each of the 13 companies will receive a Small Business Innovation Research Phase I contract for up to $100,000 to develop their green technology. If Phase I is successful, companies will be eligible to apply for a Phase II contract of up to $300,000 to develop and commercialize their technology for the marketplace.
Click Here for a list of all grant recipients.For more information, visit EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program webpage.