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May 10, 2019

DOE Announces Funding For Bioenergy R&D

Lynn L Bergeson

By Lynn L. Bergeson

On May 3, 2019, DOE announced over $79 million in funding for bioenergy R&D, which includes biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. Under Secretary of Energy, Mark W. Menezes, stated that the FOA will contribute to ensure the nation’s competitive advantage in the bioeconomy and offer more energy choices. The FOA’s objectives are to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from waste or biomass resources. The FOA includes ten topic areas:

  • 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
For further details, the full FOA can be found on the EERE Exchange website.