Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution District (NoSoCoAir) announces Biomass Business competition (Bio Biz Competition).
The Competition seeks to turn wildfire risk in Sonoma County into an economic development opportunity. Through a county-wide collaboration of forest experts, business leaders and public officials, the Competition is looking to build a wood products industry in Sonoma from forest restoration projects by directly investing in entrepreneurs who can catalyze an untapped sector in California. The Sonoma County Biomass Business Competition is requesting proposals to create economic incentives and markets which support fire safe vegetation management and avoids air pollution. The intent is for the selected awardee to play a critical role in utilizing wood waste that would have otherwise been a fire threat, or open pile burned. Through this Competition, we invite all eligible applicants to develop a business plan proposal to launch a new wood product industry in the region. We encourage all considerations for launching a new venture or expanding their existing business to build a wood utilization market. Competitive applicants will directly address what is explained in the RFP. Request for Proposal
Applicants must submit an Applicant Cover Sheet, Executive Summary Business Concept (5p limit), Resumes, Articles of Incorporation for their business, and additional proof of concept to support business concept.The Napa-Sonoma County Small Business Development Center is hosting free workshops to help applicants develop a biomass business plan. See below for dates and registration: