DOE Funding Opportunity for up to $79 Million in Bioenergy Research and Development – Concept Papers Due 6/3!

Concept papers are due by June 3!
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May 29, 2019


DOE Announced $79 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development

On May 3, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $79 million in funding for bioenergy research and development including biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This funding supports the Energy Department’s goal of providing consumers and businesses with a range of domestic energy options that are affordable, reliable, and secure.

“At DOE, we are focused on expanding America’s energy supply, growing the economy, and enhancing energy security, which will all be furthered by the significant advancements made in bioenergy technologies,” said Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes.

The FOA topics will advance DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office’s objectives to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. Topics include:

  • Cultivation Intensification Processes for Algae
  • Biomass Component Variability and Feedstock Conversion Interface
  • Efficient Wood Heaters
  • Systems Research of Hydrocarbon Biofuel Technologies
  • Optimization of Biomass-Derived Jet Fuel Blends
  • Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Wastes
  • Advanced Bioprocessing and Agile BioFoundry
  • Plastics in the Circular Carbon Economy
  • Rethinking Anaerobic Digestion
  • Reducing Water, Energy, and Emissions in Bioenergy

This FOA also supports the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House initiated, DOE-led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.

For more information, read the full FOA on EERE Exchange. Concept papers are due June 3, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. ET and full applications are due July 22, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. ET.



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