U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
EERE Financial Opportunities
Development of Robust, Highly Efficient Fermentative Organisms for the Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Ethanol
Funding: $17 million
Open Date: 10/19/2006
Close Date: 01/18/2007
Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Number: DE-PS36-07GO97002
This funding opportunity is requesting applications for the development of a highly efficient fermentative organism for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol. The organism must be able to survive a wide range of environmental conditions and be genetically stable. Only those applicants who are willing and able to take the strains to a commercial scale and have a sound business strategy to license and market the organism will be eligible for consideration. The applicant must identify its target high-impact feedstock. A high-impact feedstock is defined as one that is sustainable at quantities exceeding 100 million tons per year. For the purposes of this announcement, "commercialization" will be defined as the transition from research to routine operational application.
Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.