by Adam Voight Adam Voight

Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC

Horizon II: A Climate-Smart Future for Corn, Soybean, Livestock, and Renewable Natural Gas Production

Request for Proposal

November 7, 2024


  1. Introduction

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit vendor information, qualifications, approach, and cost for accounting services and related support for an $80 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant awarded to Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE). The grant period started September 14, 2023, and runs for a five-year period.

This document includes a profile of the business need, scope, and response guidelines.

  1. Background

The Horizon II Pilot Project will demonstrate how farmers can earn environmental credit compensation and renewable energy revenue by planting prairie grass and cover crops and harvesting the “biomass” to use as a feedstock in the anaerobic digestion process.

A partnership of 13 public and private entities led by Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC finalized the grant from the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.  The funding will be used in a five-year pilot project in Iowa and Missouri called “Horizon II” to demonstrate a “Climate-Smart Future for Corn, Soybean, Livestock, and Renewable Natural Gas Production.”

The Horizon II project will enhance climate-smart markets, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve carbon sequestration in the production of corn, soybean, pork, and beef commodities.  Horizon II will also create new opportunities for small and underserved producers while benefiting soil health, clean water, flood control, and habitats for native wildlife.

More information on the grant can be found at  Questions regarding the RFP should be sent to: Ron Murray – Grant Accountant at [email protected].

Download the full RFP for Accounting Services, click HERE