BETO, NIFA launch $22.7M funding opp to support integrated biorefinery development

January 15, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture have announced up to $22.7 Million in Funding for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization, to support research and development of “Integrated Biorefinery (IBR) Optimization.”

The $22.7 million is available in four topic areas to address the financial and technical challenges involved in IBR commercial scale up:

  1. Robust handling of feedstocks, biosolids, residual solids, and feeding systems to reactors;
  2. High-value end products from waste or another undervalued source;
  3. Industrial IBR separations; and
  4. Solid material (e.g., feedstock) modeling and reactor feeding systems.

More on funding availability, as well as eligibility requirements, is in the FOA here.

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