APUC Grants Four Funding Requests Totaling $207,890
by Commerce Department
Posted on 5/24/2010
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) approved $207,890 in funding to four agricultural projects at its quarterly meeting in Minot on May 20.
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and cooperative marketing utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agri-tourism, technology, agricultural prototype and technical assistance.
The following requests were funded:
Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, Bismarck, was awarded $100,000 for preparations of a business plan and feasibility studies in feedstock analysis, supply and procurement for the development of a cellulosic biomass refinery to be located in Spiritwood, N.D.
Bowdon Meat Processing, Bowdon, was awarded $25,000 to help hire an engineer or an engineering firm to create concept designs, schematics and process flow elements for a meat processing locker plant.
North Dakota State University & Cool Clean Technologies (CCT), Fargo, was awarded $62,890, for research that will enable the production of environmentally safe and economical bioproducts and biofuels with improved properties.
Sorm Exports LLC, Wahpeton, was awarded $21,000 for construction of a prototype and development of hopper bottom trailer component kits and marketing materials for the kits.
APUC will hold its next grant application hearing July 22-23 in Riverdale. Applications for the July meeting must be received by July 1. Applications for prototype and technical assistance must be received by June 1.
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