DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Development of Fermentative Organisms to Convert Lignocellulosic Biomass to Ethanol
October 27, 2006
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Development of Robust, Highly Efficient Fermentative Organisms for the Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Ethanol”, Funding Opportunity Number: DE-PS36-07GO97002. The announcement is accessible at http://www.grants.gov/
The FOA requests applications for the development of a highly efficient fermentative organism for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol in process-relevant conditions that would be economical in the commercial market. The organism must be able to survive a wide range of environmental conditions and be stable from adverse mutation. Only those applicants who are willing and able to take the strains to a commercial scale and have a sound business strategy to market the organism will be eligible for consideration.
Contact and Application Information:
Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov to be considered.
Letter of Intent Due Date: 11/16/2006
Application Due Date: 01/04/2007, 11:59 PM Eastern Time