DOE FY22 Greenhouse Gas Reduction in First Generation Ethanol Production

DOE FY22 Greenhouse Gas Reduction in First-Generation Ethanol Production OPPORTUNITY: 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…

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DOE FY22 Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

DOE FY22 Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries and Greenhouse Gas Reduction OPPORTUNITY: 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…

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) – FY 2023

USDA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) – FY 2023 OPPORTUNITY The current authorization for the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs expires on September 30, 2022.  The 2023 RFA is being released before the program’s passage is reauthorized.…

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase II

OPPORTUNITY: The USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental research, the USDA SBIR program supports small businesses in the creation of innovative, and/or disruptive technologies and enables the application of research advancements from conception into the market. Different…

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Accelerating Innovations in Biomanufacturing Approaches

Accelerating Innovations in Biomanufacturing Approaches through Collaboration Between NSF and the DOE BETO-Funded Agile BioFoundry OPPORTUNITY: The Agile BioFoundry (ABF), a biomanufacturing consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), is partnering with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund new research. This new funding opportunity is entitled “Accelerating Innovations…

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Anaerobic Digesters: Methane Formation

Anaerobic Digesters: Methane Formation. The inter-microbial distances influence the biodegradation rates and specific growth in the formation of Methane. The microorganisms that form methane are physiological. They can grow only with a few specific substrates, such as H2 and CO2, formate, methanol, and acetate, and they, therefore, depend on others. Therefore, a syntrophic relationship is…

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COVID Impact on Pollution

How has COVID impacted pollution?  When history examines the 2020 impact of COVID 19, we believe it will show the pandemic as at least a bit of a mixed blessing.  What we believe history will show is that as people flew and drove less, air quality drastically improved.  In fact, we see predictions that carbon…

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Forest Biomaterials

Forest biomaterials are a class of solid materials derived from trees and shrubs. Forest biomaterials are a source of renewable products that offer many benefits in terms of abundance, low density, strength, cost, easily shaped or used, and performance.  Obvious examples include building products, furniture and paper board, but the list also includes high-tech materials,…

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