Compiled ByGina Protopapa The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces the availability of $2.5 million for projects that develop, demonstrate, showcase, or commercialize technologies that improve the energy efficiency and productivity of industrial processes. The program, PON 591-01: Industrial Process & Productivity Improvement, invites proposals that provide energy, environmental, or economic benefits to at least one New York State industrial facility. Demonstration projects must be located in New York State and must provide an energy benefit to the site. Projects and their maximum funding include: engineering or proof-of-concept studies of innovative technologies ($75,000); development or demonstration of technologies, products, or components manufactured in New York state ($250,000); demonstration of feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and replicability of innovative, improved, or underutilized process modifications at New York state sites ($250,000); and technology transfer, product/process showcase, or commercialization ($50,000). Proposals are due by June 20 at 3 p.m. All proposals must be cost-shared. NYSERDA will contribute up to 50% of the total project costs, not to exceed the maximum amounts listed for each category. Proposal requirements, evaluation criteria, and general conditions are available at the NYSERDA Web site.