ARB to Discuss Funding for Rice Projects
SACRAMENTO – The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a public meeting Monday, April 6, 1998 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to discuss this year's proposed projects for the Rice Straw Demonstration Fund (Rice Fund). The meeting will be held at the following location:
Air Resources Board
2020 L Street
The meeting will include presentations of the proposals that passed the initial screening process. Prototypes and samples of products made from rice straw will be on display, including:
- Construction and Sound Barrier Materials
- Animal Feed and Bedding
- Silica Conversion into Ethanol
- Preprocessing and Delivery System
Twelve grant requests have been received and are under consideration for funding from the $2 million that is available this fiscal year.
The Rice Fund was enacted through legislation in 1997 and provides up to 50 percent funding for projects that use a significant amount of California rice straw.
The final decision on which projects will receive funding will take place at the regular Air Resources Board meeting scheduled for May 21, 1998.