American Public Power Association Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments

Every year, the DEED Board allocates grants up to $125,000 to DEED member utilities for their research and $4,000 and $5,000 student research grants and internships to university students.

February 12, 2015

In the Southeastern United States, member power utilities are found in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana.
For all participating members, visit the listing of DEED members by state from the American Public Power Association.
DEED offers educational scholarships, student internships, student research grants, and technical design projects for students interested in energy, including biomass and bioenergy.
Examples of completed and current projects and grants related to biomass and bioenergy and funded by DEED include:
  • Biomass Combined Heat and Power Feasibility Study Columbia Water and Light, Mo
  • Field Demonstration and Economic Evaluation of Compressed Natural Gas and Biogas as a Vehicle Fuel
  • Continued Development of BioTrans— A New Soy-Based Biodegradable Transformer Oil
  • Developing Guidance for use of Biodiesel in Utility Stationary Generators
  • BioDiesel Demonstration with SCONOxNOx Removal
  • Creating Sustainable Markets through Biofuel Production from Local Feedstocks
  • Biomass Combined Heat and Power Feasibility Study
  • Utilization of Biogas from Shelby County Landfill
  • Exploring the Relationship between CommunityScale Biodiesel Production and Public Power
  • Biodiesel versus Petroleum Fleets
  • Production of Electrical Energy and Heat from Gas Micro Turbines Using Biogas
  • Organic Waste Biogas/Electric Generation
  • Utilization of Streptomyces Bacteria in Biofuel Production from the Catabolism of Glucose and Hexadecanol
  • Biodiesel: A Sustainable Fuel Solution for Small and Medium Size Agricultural Cooperatives
  • Biopower Project Assessment and Decision Making Best Practices Guide
  • Engineered Biomass Development: Phase II Trial Burn and Results - City of Columbia Water and Light, Missouri
 For more information on DEED scholarships visit or contact DEED program staff at
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