Three communities awarded grant funding for biogas feasibility studies

April 18, 2017

Through the Biogas Technical Assistance Program (BTAP), the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) awarded $75,000 in grant funds to three organizations for biogas feasibility studies at wastewater treatment plants.

The following organizations have been approved for site-specific biogas utilization feasibility studies:

  • Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission, Brunswick Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • City of Gainesville, Department of Water Resources, Flat Creek Water Reclamation Facility.
  • DeKalb County, Department of Watershed Management, Pole Bridge Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.

BTAP helps local governments and authorities that own and operate landfills or wastewater treatment plants to realize its landfill gas or biogas potential. The feasibility study will help organizations better understand available technical solutions to achieve the highest and best use of biogas resources. GEFA hosted a one-day workshop in October 2016 to educate organizations about this program.

Each recipient awarded funding will be reimbursed 75 percent of the cost of the feasibility study, up to a maximum grant amount of $25,000.