The Department of Energy announced funding to support and optimize the production of affordable biofuels and biochemicals while significantly reducing carbon emissions. This funding will advance the Biden-Harris administration’s goals to address the climate crisis by building a clean and equitable energy economy and driving innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production.
The 2023 Conversion Research and Development (R&D) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will accelerate the growth of the bioeconomy by supporting the development of high-impact technologies that convert domestic biomass and waste resources into affordable biofuels and bioproducts through two topic areas:
Topic 1: Overcoming Barriers to Syngas Conversion
Topic 2: Strategic Opportunities for Decarbonization of the Chemicals Industry Through Biocatalysts
- Domestic Entities
- Foreign Entities
The cost share must be at least 20% of the total project costs for research and development projects. The cost share must come from non-federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law.
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: $14 million
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The concept paper deadline is due by April 21, 2023 and full applications are due by June 16, 2023