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$100K Available Through New Renewable Energy Prize

Press release from PNN Online | May 05, 2007

Washington, D.C., USA - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, one of the nation's leading conservation organizations, and Budweiser, one of the country's leading supporters of outdoor sports and wildlife habitat conservation, have partnered to offer a new $100,000 Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize.
"We look forward to reviewing the many innovative proposals that this new program will generate."
- Jeff Trandahl, NFWF executive director

This new prize is an extension of the 2007 Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program, which is currently in its seventh year. The prize will be awarded this fall to a single innovative project that cultivates new technologies or practices that contribute to making renewable energy a practical energy alternative while considering wildlife and their natural habitats.

"This Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize is another great example of how Budweiser and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are working together to improve our environment by ensuring wildlife and their habitats are protected when developing renewable energy technologies," said Jeff Trandahl, NFWF executive director. "We look forward to reviewing the many innovative proposals that this new program will generate."

"Anheuser-Busch has a long history of environmental stewardship, including conserving wildlife and their habitats, implementing recycling and litter prevention programs, using water and energy efficiently and using renewable energy to help power its breweries," said Doug Muhleman, group vice president, Brewing Operations and Technology, Anheuser-Busch Inc. "We're excited about the balanced approach this prize offers because Anheuser-Busch recognizes the importance of considering the impact on wildlife when developing renewable energy technologies."

Budweiser, NFWF, and federal agency partners, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, are committed to advancing the relationship that exists between renewable energy and wildlife conservation. The total amount will be awarded to one project that seeks to advance the cooperation between an academic institution with public agencies and nonprofits and will take into consideration the project's ability to develop or evaluate new cost-effective renewable energy technologies for industrial applications, while demonstrating the measurable benefits such practices can have in advancing wildlife habitat.

To learn more about the Budweiser Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize or to apply, please visit their web site. Deadline for applications is June 29, 2007.

A nonprofit established by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation sustains, restores and enhances the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Through leadership conservation investments with public and private partners, NFWF is dedicated to achieving maximum conservation impact by developing and applying best practices and innovative methods for measurable outcomes. Since its establishment, NFWF has awarded nearly 8,900 grants to over 3,000 organizations in the United States and abroad and leveraged -- with its partners -- more than $374 million in federal funds into more than $1.2 billion for on-the-ground conservation.

Article has been adapted from a news release issued by PNN Online. Click here for the original news release.

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