Biomass Processing Challenge Fund
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) Northern Ireland launched Tranche 1 of their Biomass Processing Challenge Fund (BPCF) in 2010 and Tranche 2 in 2012.
This Fund provides financial support for the purchase of a range of technologies that improve business efficiency and environmental sustainability at farm/forestry level, utilising cost effective and sustainable methods of processing agricultural wastes and other appropriate biomass material to generate renewable electricity and heat to primarily aid agricultural activities at farm level.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) appointed RPS as a Technical Agent to assist with the management and administration of the BPCF and the assessment and monitoring of projects applying to the BPCF for Trance 1 and Tranche 2.