BRDI Funding Opportunity Announced for Biofuels Development

9 June 2017—In a large-scale effort to decrease U.S. dependence on foreign energy resources, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and DOE have announced the provision of $9 million in funding for biomass-based projects through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). A joint NIFA and DOE program, BRDI will solicit proposals from interested for-profit entities, universities, nonprofits, and national laboratories who address areas of feedstocks development, biofuels and bio-based products development, and biofuels development analysis. DOE and NIFA initiated the fund to advance the economic and environmental sustainability of biofuels to increase their availability and diversify the nation’s energy portfolio. For FY 2017, DOE will fund up to 6 awards, while NIFA expects to fund up to 14 awards, each ranging from $500,000 to $2 million.

Concept papers are due by July 7th, 2017, and full applications are due by September 22nd, 2017.

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