Expanding Rural Renewable Energy Systems

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Expanding Rural Renewable Energy Systems Bob White Waste to Energy Workshop June 6, 2006 USDA Rural Development
,Partnering for America’s Future USDA –
Rural Development
Farm Service Agency Natural Resources and Conversation Service Department of Energy Environmental Protection Agency
,The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Public Law 107-171
Section 9006 –Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements
,Public Law 107-171 Section 9006 – – Establishes a grant, loan, and loan guarantee program to assist eligible farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses in purchasing renewable energy systems and for making energy efficiency improvements.
,Funding Availability Fiscal Years 2003-2007 Million per year
,General Provisions Grant amount not to exceed 25 percent of activity funded.
Combined loan/grant not to exceed 50 percent of cost of activity funded.
,To be considered when making renewable energy system loans/grants
Type of system to be purchased
Estimated quantity of energy to be generated Environmental benefits of system Extent of system replication Expected energy savings Estimated length of Time for energy savings to equal cost ,What is Renewable Energy? Biomass
,What is Renewable Energy? Wind
,What is Renewable Energy? Manure Digesters
,What is Renewable Energy? Solar
,What are Energy Efficiency Improvements? Insulated Windows Added Insulation
,What are Energy Efficiency Improvements? New HVAC
,What are Energy Efficiency Improvements? Broiler House Upgrades
, Energy Efficiency in AgricultureBuildings Building Systems (“whole-systems”) Design tools System Integration Integrated On-Site Power Systems Anaerobic Digestion Photovoltaics Fuel Cells CHP Building Envelope Building Equipment Space conditioning Lights Appliances Motors Buildings consist of a complex system of interacting components facing variable input conditions
,Energy Efficiency in Agriculture Fuels and Inputs Greater fuel efficiency in tractors/equipment
Cropping practices conservation-till/no-till Nutrient management Precision farming Plant breeding/genetic modification Credit: Canadian Fertilizer Institute
,Energy Efficiency in AgricultureTransportation Trucks are critical for agriculture Base = (6.6 mpg) • Target = (10.3 mpg) ORNL 2000P-06202/rra 1965 787,000 Trucks 6.66 Billion gals fuel Engine Losses Engine Efficiency Aerodynamic Losses 1997 1,790,000 trucks 20.3 Billion gals fuel Rolling Resistance Drivetrain 485,000 truckloads of fresh fruits and vegetables leave California annually traveling 100 to 3,100 miles
,Energy Efficiency in AgricultureProcessing Beverages Bakeries& Tortillas Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Preserving Grain & Oilseed Milling Meat Seafood Preparation& Packaging Snack Foods& Peanut Butter Sugar & Confectioneries Potential for Combined Heat and Power Systems (CHP) Food & beverage processing industry is fifth largest industrial user of energy There is an estimated 276 MWe of potential CHP in this industry American food processing accounts for 26% of world output
,Potential for Renewable Energy in Agriculture ,What Farmers and Ranchers Are Eligible? Demonstrated financial need (for grants)
Must directly engage in production of agricultural products. At least 50% of gross income must be from their agriculture business. ,What Small Businesses are Eligible? Headquarters in a rural area.
Proposed project in a rural area. Demonstrated financial need (grants only) Meets the definition of a small business according to SBA (http://sba.gov/size/index.html use the “NAICS search” option) A private entity including a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, a cooperative, and an electric utility Non-profit organizations and public entities are not eligible. ,What projects are eligible? The project must be for the purchase of a renewable energy system or energy efficiency impr

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