The goal of the Program is to help New Jersey-based early stage clean tech/clean energy companies accelerate development and innovation of clean technologies to transform new discoveries from research stage into commercially viable technologies, leading to industry and investor interest.
The Program is for companies developing or testing clean technologies intended to avoid emissions of, or recapture, greenhouse gases and/or criteria pollutants, or to enable such avoidance or recapture in the following target areas:
- Chemicals/Advance Materials
- Energy Distribution/Storage
- Energy Efficiency
- Energy Generation
- Green Buildings
- Waste Processing
- Water and Agriculture
All applicants for the Program should be between a minimum technology development level of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2 (applied research) to TRL 7 (Full-scale, similar (prototypical) system demonstrated in relevant environment), based on the Department of Energy definitions.
Qualified applicants can receive up to $75,000 in grants through the Clean Tech Seed Grant Pilot Program and the total funding for second pilot program is $1,500,000. The funding is being provided through NJBPU’s Clean Energy Program.