3 Sept 2015 – On August 26th, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $10M in funding to advance production of biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass (e.g. algae, agricultural residues, wood biomass).
Funding will focus on support to projects that facilitate the goals of the Algae Program and the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in two topic areas both ranging from $1-2M:
1. Topic Area 1 on the development of novel, non-incremental technologies that facilitate the goals of the Algae Program, but are not represented in a significant way in the current Algae Project Portfolio; 2-4 selections are anticipated.
2. Topic Area 2 on the development of novel, non-incremental technologies that facilitate the goals of BETO, but are not represented in a significant way in the current Terrestrial Feedstocks Supply and Logistics Program or the Conversion Technologies Program; 3-6 selections are anticipated.
The work will support DOE’s goals of making drop-in biofuels more accessible and affordable with a cost target of $3 per gallon of gasoline by 2022 as well as reducing petroleum consumption in the U.S. by 30% from 2005 through 2020.
Concept papers are due on 9/21/2015 and the full application deadline is 11/13/2015.
Read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) here and the full DOE news release here.