The Department of Energy issued a request for information last week to obtain input from the research community and stakeholders regarding technologies for the deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass to intermediates and for the upgrading of biomass derived intermediates to hydrocarbon transportation fuels and blendstocks. Although the agency may determine as the result of responses to issue a formal Funding Opportunity Announcement, there is no guarantee that future funding opportunities or other activities will be undertaken. Responses are due November 19.