On May 29, 2019, DOE EERE’s BETO reminded funding applicants of the upcoming deadline for concept paper submissions for a $79 million funding opportunity for bioenergy research and development (R&D): June 3, 2019. In support of DOE’s goal to provide consumers and businesses with a range of domestic energy options that are affordable, reliable, and secure, this funding opportunity announcement focuses on advancing BETO’s objectives. It includes biopower, biofuels, and bioproducts, aiming to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from waste or biomass resources. The opportunity includes ten topic areas:

  • Cultivation Intensification Processes for Algae
  • Biomass Component Variability and Feedstock Conversion Interface
  • Efficient Wood Heaters
  • Systems Research of Hydrocarbon Biofuel Technologies
  • Optimization of Biomass-Derived Jet Fuel Blends
  • Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Wastes
  • Advanced Bioprocessing and Agile BioFoundry
  • Plastics in the Circular Carbon Economy
  • Rethinking Anaerobic Digestion
  • Reducing Water, Energy, and Emissions in Bioenergy

For further details, see the EERE Exchange website.