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University Research in Biomass Technologies: Applied Research in Conversion of Biomass to Advance Fuels

Funding: $4 million

Open Date: 03/31/2008

Close Date: 06/02/2008

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-PS36-08GO98017


This announcement is intended to solicit innovative and unique approaches to biochemical and thermochemical processing of biomass as implemented in integrated biorefinery operations. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education.

The following two topic areas and potential subtopics are included:

  1. Biochemical Conversions
    • Pretreatment Technologies
    • Hydrolysis and Saccharification Technologies
    • Fermentation Technologies
    • Advanced Bioprocessing Technologies
    • Advanced Lipid Production from Algae
  2. Thermochemical and Chemical Conversions
    • Gasification
    • Pyrolysis
    • Chemical Systems

Last updated: 08/03/2009

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.