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Funding Available for Economic Feasibility of Commercial Bioextraction in the Long Island Sound

Posted on Friday, September 24th, 2021 | Posted in Long Island Sound, News

NEIWPCC, in cooperation with the Long Island Sound Study, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and its partners, is inviting proposals for an economic study on nutrient bioextraction within the Long Island Sound.

closeup of kelp

Photo Credit: Deborah Aller at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

This project will determine the feasibility of commercial bioextraction using seaweed and/or shellfish in the New York and Connecticut sections of the Long Island Sound. Deliverables include recommendations about the most economically viable species and markets (including non-food product uses). The project aims to help inform development of a local bioextraction industry.

Total funding for this project is capped at $100,000, and the deadline for proposals is October 29, 2021 at 12 p.m.

View the full request for proposals here (PDF).

Submit your proposal here.

For questions regarding submission of proposals, please contact Jordan Bishop.