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Recovery Act - Demonstration of Integrated Biorefinery Operations (see status update below)

Funding: Estimated total of $480,000,000

Open Date: 05/06/2009

Close Date: 06/30/2009

Funding Organization: Biomass Program

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000096

Summary:

ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS:

If you applied to the “Recovery Act - Demonstration of Integrated Biorefinery Operations” Funding Opportunity Announcement Number: DE-FOA-0000096 that was due June 30, 2009, please remain patient because, as described in the FOA, the review of the applications involves multiple steps, such as:  

  •  Initial Compliance Review
  •  Comprehensive Technical Evaluation
  •  Oral presentations and request for additional, written clarification (optional)
  •  Program Policy Factor Review
  •  Review and selection by the Selection Official  

The Merit Review is currently underway and should be completed in October 2009.  DOE anticipates notifying applicants selected for negotiation of an award by late November to early December 2009.   

Information regarding the status of selections for award negotiations is not available to applicants or the public.  No information will be released or discussed until the selections are announced by DOE.    

The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will be to select integrated biorefinery projects that have the necessary technical and economic performance data that validates their readiness for the next level of scale-up. In general, integrated biorefineries employ various combinations of feedstocks and conversion technologies to produce a variety of products, with the main focus on producing biofuels and bioproducts. Co- or by-products can include additional fuels, chemicals (or other materials), and heat and power. For the purpose of this FOA, the term integrated biorefinery is a facility that uses an acceptable feedstock (as defined in the FOA), to produce a biofuel or bioproduct as the primary product (as defined in the FOA) and may produce other products including additional fuels, chemicals (or other materials), and heat and power as co-products. These integrated biorefineries would produce, as their primary product, a liquid transportation fuel that supports, depending on topic area, meeting the advanced, renewable or advanced biofuels portion of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) or, depending on topic area, a bioproduct that substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and products.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 10/20/2009

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.