New York State is making approximately $3 million available through the Advancing Agricultural Energy Technologies initiative to accelerate commercially available technologies and practices to make a farm operation more energy-efficient. Under this initiative, proposals for emerging technologies should be replicable and provide cost-effective energy efficiency improvements to farms in New York State. Eligible technologies and practices include hardware, software, and operational strategies. Selected technologies and practices will be demonstrated on host site farms to increase awareness in the agricultural industry about these processes. Eligible participants include project developers, equipment manufacturers and vendors, animal and/or crop-production farm owners, trade and professional organizations, utilities, and universities and other academic institutions. To be considered, technologies and practices must be considered “emerging.”
Round 1 applications are due February 28, 2019.