DOE looking for information on four biofuel research areas

August 14, 2019 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is requesting information on the following research opportunities to help inform its priorities and funding strategies: advanced processes and retrofits to co-produce cellulosic biofuels and other products at existing corn-starch ethanol production facilities; the utilization of waste food streams to produce fuels and chemicals; potential efforts to collect and publish existing under-used or economically stranded bioenergy datasets; and algal biomass feedstock quality and conversion research and development (R&D) for biofuels and bioproducts.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to help ensure research areas are relevant, timely, appropriate for federal government funding, and aligned with Administration priorities. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). No funding applications are being accepted in response to this RFI.

BETO is seeking information related to the following 4 topic areas:

Topic 1: Leveraging First Generation Bioethanol Production Facilities

Topic 2: Systems to Handle Commingled Food Waste Streams

Topic 3: Bridging Industry & Government to Publish Existing High-Impact Data

Topic 4: Algal Biomass Feedstock Quality and Conversion Interface for Biofuels and Bioproducts

Responses are due by September 6, 2019

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