White House announces $35M in new advanced biofuels R&D funding

March 23, 2012 |

In Washington, the White House announced up to $35 million over three years to support research and development in advanced biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products. The projects funded through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) – a joint program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Energy Department – will help develop economically and environmentally sustainable sources of renewable biomass and increase the availability of renewable fuels and biobased products that can help replace the need for gasoline and diesel in vehicles and diversify our energy portfolio.

For fiscal year 2012, applicants seeking BRDI funding must propose projects that integrate science and engineering research in Feedstock Development, Biofuels and Biobased Products Development, or Biofuels Development Analysis.

A description of the solicitation, eligibility requirements, and application instructions is available here under Reference Number DE-FOA-0000657. Applications are due April 23, 2012, and must be submitted electronically.

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