DOE and USDA Announce Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative
For Immediate Release: February 2, 2009
On January 30, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) announced up to $25 million (subject to appropriations) in funding for research and development of technologies and processes to produce biofuels, bioenergy, and high-value biobased products. Projects eligible for this joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will aim to increase the availability of alternative renewable fuels and biobased products, and create a diverse group of economically and environmentally sustainable sources of renewable biomass. Advanced biofuels produced from biomass sources must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent.
The FOA funds are reserved for projects in three areas specified in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act (FCEA) of 2008:
Pre-applications must be submitted electronically by March 6, 2009. The FOA is available online at www.grants.gov