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Madison energy firm lands $275K foreign grant

Madison, Wis. - BEST Energies, Inc. has been awarded a $275,000 climate change grant, but not from the United States government.

The Madison-based energy business announced it will receive a technology climate action grant, and the source of the grant comes from down under - the New South Wales Department of Environment and Climate Change in Australia.

The department's technology climate action grants support the development of technologies and processes that minimize greenhouse gas emissions or otherwise aid climate change efforts.

BEST Energies will use the grant to continue research into black carbon's role in terrestrial carbon sequestration and agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation, which impact soil quality and agricultural production.

The company is working to develop clean energy solutions based on renewable bio-resources, and it sees potential in black carbon char to increase the sustainability of agriculture and limit greenhouse gas emissions from soils.
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