Most processors likely are familiar with the Advanced Manufacturing Office, part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The AMO forms partnerships with industry, small business, universities, regional entities and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging clean energy technologies.
At one time, the AMO produced a database of state, local and regional incentives and resources by city or zip code. However, it has been replaced by the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (www.dsireusa.org). DSIRE is reportedly the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. It is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. It is a much improved and content-rich site that every manufacturer should check out.