U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Bioenergy Technologies Office

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Advanced Biomass Feedstock Logistics Systems II

January 29, 2013

On January 28, the Energy Department announced about $6 million available for projects that will develop and demonstrate supply chain technologies to affordably deliver commercial-scale lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks to biorefineries across the country. This funding opportunity will focus on developing new logistics strategies and technologies that address key challenges in large-scale biomass feedstock logistics, such as total logistics-associated cost, format and quality variability, storage stability, bulk and energy density, handling characteristics, and variable conversion performance.

The Energy Department will make available about $6 million this year for one to three multi-year projects. All selected projects will require a cost share contribution by the grant recipient, including 20% for research and development activities and 50% for demonstration activities. For more information, read the full funding opportunity announcement.