Up to $6 million available for plant feedstock genomics research for bioenergy from USDA/DOE

January 23, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research, announce joint support for research in plant feedstock genomics for bioenergy. There is up to $6 million in funding available. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 20, 2018.

The Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy program aims to improve use of biomass and plant feed stocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Research to overcome biological barriers, like resistance and tolerance to disease and weather, to the low-cost, high-quality, scalable, and sustainable production of dedicated bioenergy biomass feedstocks using the tools of genetics and genomics is encouraged.

Eligible applicants include state agricultural experiment stations, colleges and universities, university research foundations, individuals, non-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations.

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