DOE FY22 Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries and Greenhouse Gas Reduction
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding to accelerate the production of biofuels and bioproducts to reduce emissions in hard-to-decarbonize sectors and create good-paying jobs in rural America. DOE is focused on applied research, development, and deployment to improve the performance and reduce the cost of biofuel production technologies and scale-up production systems in partnership with the industry. By reducing costs and technical risks, these efforts can help pave the way for the biofuels industry to deploy commercial-scale integrated biorefineries. The breakthroughs from this funding will support President Biden’s and DOE’s goals of advancing the use of bioenergy, achieving cost-competitive biofuels, and reaching a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will advance biorefinery development and feedstocks improvement projects in alignment with a broader DOE strategy to support biorefinery projects that can produce sustainable renewable diesel and aviation, marine, and rail fuel at every stage of development. Fostering innovation from the lab to the market helps develop biofuel technologies on a production scale and creates economic incentives for companies to adopt them.
The funding also supports DOE’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge goal of enabling the production of three billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel annually by 2030 and 35 billion gallons annually by 2050, enough to meet 100% of U.S. aviation fuel demand.
Under this funding opportunity, DOE is interested in the following Topic Areas:
- Topic Area 1: Pre-Pilot Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries
- Topic Area 2: Pilot Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries
- Topic Area 3: Demonstration Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries
- Topic Area 4: Gen-1 Corn Ethanol Emission Reduction
- Domestic Entities
- Foreign Entities
- Incorporated Consortia
- Unincorporated Consortia
Subtopic Areas 1a, 1b, 4a, and 4b: The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects
Subtopic Areas 2a, 2b, 3a, and 3b: The cost share must be at least 50% of the total allowable costs for demonstration projects
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: $59 million
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The required Concept Paper due date for this FOA is 07/08/2022 at 5 PM ET. The Full Application due date for this FOA is 09/09/2022 at 5 PM ET.