DOE Offers Up to $4 Million to U.S. Universities for Biofuels Research
April 14, 2008
FONTANA, CA — Energy Under Secretary Clarence "Bud" Albright announced on April 11 that the Department of Energy is making up to $4 million in funding available to U.S. universities for research and development of cost-effective, environmentally friendly biomass conversion technologies.
Advancing biomass technology is critical to diversifying our nation's energy sources in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on foreign oil. Combined with a university cost share of 20%, about $4.8 million would be invested in these projects.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks projects that improve conversion of biomass to advanced biofuels through biochemical, thermochemical, and chemical processes, with a focus on lowering production costs and increasing yields and productivity. Applications for this FOA are due June 2, 2008.
DOE anticipates selecting 12 awards under this announcement. See the full text of the FOA on the Grants.gov Web site.