DOE Announced $35 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development

December 14, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $35 million in funding for bioenergy feedstock technologies and algae research and development. The Bioenergy Technologies Office has goals of improving the performances and lowering the cost and risk of technologies used to produce biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts. This also supports the White House priority for advancing the domestic bioeconomy. The announcement focuses on two main topic areas, including the characterization of municipal solid waste (MSW) to enable the production of conversion-ready feedstocks, and algae productivity exceeding expectations (APEX). There will be up to $15 million available for projects relating to MSW and up to $20 million for APEX projects. The application process will include a concept paper and a full application. The concept papers are due on February 1, 2021, and the full applications are due on April 5, 2021.

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