U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
FOA: Advanced Biomass Feedstock Logistics Systems II
Open Date: 01/25/2013
Close Date: 03/22/2013
Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000836
The lack of logistics systems capable of handling and delivering sufficiently high tonnage year-round volumes of
high quality feedstocks to support the rapid escalation of cellulosic biofuels production has been identified as
a significant barrier to the expansion of a sustainable domestic biofuels industry. In particular, biomass physical
and chemical quality parameters have repeatedly been identified as significant challenges to the smooth operation
and economic viability of biorefineries. This FOA will focus on developing and demonstrating strategies, equipment,
and rapid analytical methods to manage feedstock quality within economic constraints throughout the feedstock
supply chain. The main effort in Proposals must be directed toward full-scale demonstration of integrated feedstock
supply chain systems that can deliver the volume of high quality, affordable, high impact feedstocks required by
commercial biorefineries over a significant geographic area in the United States. DOE plans to support the increased
production of high volumes of sustainably produced domestic biofuels from cellulosic feedstocks by seeking Proposals
to design new systems or adapt existing systems to handle industrial scale volumes of cellulosic feedstocks from the
harvest point to the throat of the biorefinery reactor.
For more information, see the full solicitation.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.