DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program- FY 2023 Phase 1, Release 2- Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) scheduled to be released December 11, 2023 has been delayed
Under Topic Area C58-13. BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES released by DOE on November 6, 2023 in advance of the FOA, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) advances technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources into cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels and bioproducts. These technologies hold the promise of enabling a transition to a clean energy economy, creating high-quality jobs, supporting rural economies, and spurring innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production as part of the bioeconomy.
Grant applications are sought for the subtopic: Sustainable Biomass Conversion to Bio-based Materials. BETO supports efforts to decarbonize the industrial sector to produce cost-effective and sustainable chemicals, materials, and processes utilizing biomass and waste resources. Specifically, the Bioenergy Technologies Office has a goal to enable commercial production of >10 renewable chemicals and materials with >70% GHG reduction compared to petroleum-derived counterparts. Many incumbent materials and durable goods pose sustainability challenges including the use of hazardous chemicals during manufacturing, reliance on fossil fuel feedstocks, and do not consider end-of-life fate. Regulations are emerging in the United States and worldwide that necessitate sustainable replacements to commonly used materials such as foams, adhesives, resins, and others. This topic is focused on converting sustainable biomass and waste feedstocks to bio-based materials.
The cost sharing provisions will be a part of the FOA once it is released.
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: Maximum Phase I Award Amount: $200,000
Letter of Intent Due Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 5:00pm ET
Application Due Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 11:59pm ET