Deadline Extended! Request for Information on Algae, Biomass, and Waste Feedstock Research



BETO RFI deadline extended to January 18!  
ENERGY.GOV - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Bioenergy Technologies Office 

January 8, 2019

Deadline Extended!

Energy Department Seeks Information on Algae, Biomass, and Waste Feedstock Research

Deadline extended to January 18 for algae, biomass, and waste feedstock research request for information (RFI). The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is requesting information on research opportunities related to feedstocks that can be used to produce biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. BETO is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the following topics areas:

  • Outdoor Algae Research: What are the additional areas of research, capabilities, and challenges related to the experimental design and execution of long-term outdoor algae cultivation to advance the production of algal feedstocks for use in biofuel and bioproduct applications?
  • Biomass Characteristics and Feedstock Performance: What are the effects of biomass characteristics on feedstock specifications and the performance of biomass preprocessing and conversion in an integrated biorefinery?
  • Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Waste: How should a multi-university partnership to conduct research and enhance educational programs that improve renewable energy production from urban and suburban waste be established and structured?

BETO supports early-stage R&D for biobased fuels, products, and power that can maximize the use of America's abundant biomass resources, advance U.S. economic competitiveness, and improve Americans’ quality of life.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on January 18, 2019.


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