In Washington, the DOE announced more than $10 million for five projects: J. Craig Venter Institute is to receive up to $1.2 million to develop new technologies to produce enzymes that more efficiently deconstruct biomass to make biofuel. Novozymes, will be awarded up to $2.5 million for a collaborative project to expand Novozmes capabilities to find new sources of enzymes which can be targeted to deliver more cost-effective solutions for deconstructing biomass into processable components. PNNL, set to receive up to $2.4 million to increase the production of fuel molecules in fungi growing on lignocellulosic hydrolysate. Texas AgriLife Research, will receive up to $2.4 million to develop a novel and integrated platform for converting lignin into biofuel precursors. And Lygos is set to receive up to $1.8 million to develop efficient, inexpensive methods and tools to convert biomass into common and specialty chemicals.