Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launches Colorado NextCycle to fund end-market development

31 Oct 2018

From Recycling Today, by DeAnne Toto

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has introduced Colorado NextCycle, a program that provides funding, expertise and economic data to Colorado businesses, communities, universities and startups interested in turning recovered materials into marketable products.

The Colorado NextCycle program will provide modest grants to selected teams to incubate their business ideas while receiving technical support, mentoring and industry and economic data. The goal is to nurture viable ideas to fundable, shovel-ready status for submission to the 2019 department grant cycle, the CDPHE says. Business concepts may be focused on developing end markets for any recovered commodity or organic material, including secondary processing of recovered materials.