BIRD Energy invites U.S.- Israel proposals for renewable energy funding

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BIRD Energy invites U.S.- Israel proposals for renewable energy funding


By Greentech
Lead Team:
BIRD Energy has invited U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a
focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

To be
considered, a project proposal must include R&D cooperation between two
companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research
institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel). The proposal should have
significant commercial potential and the project outcome should lead to
commercialization.

The
following areas of research and development themes are within the scope of this
call: solar power, alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, smart
grid, wind energy or any other renewable energy or energy efficiency
technology.

The
conditional grant per project is up to 50 percent of the R&D costs
associated with the joint project, and up to a maximum of $1 million per
project.

The
application process is web-based and requires prior discussion with the BIRD Foundation.
Initial concept submissions are due by May 3, 2012, and full proposals are due
by June 28, 2012. Decisions on projects selected for funding will be made by
September 6, 2012.

In addition
to BIRD Energy, on December 13, 2011, the BIRD Foundation awarded funding for
two additional Alternative Energy and Efficiency projects:

EnVerid
Systems (Israel) and Johnson Controls (Milwaukee, WI) will jointly develop a
novel air handling technology for reducing energy consumption of HVAC (Heating
Ventilation and Air Conditioning).

RAFAEL
(Israel) and Covanta Energy (Morristown, NJ) will develop and demonstrates a
biomass-to-fuel mobile system.


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