Energy Department Makes $59M Available to Expand Biofuels Production

June 1, 2022 by Dan McCue
Energy Department Makes $59M Available to Expand Biofuels Production

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $59 million available to accelerate the production of biofuels and bioproducts to reduce emissions in hard-to-decarbonize business sectors in rural America.

The Energy Department’s funding opportunities will focus on applied research, development, and deployment to improve the performance and reduce the cost of biofuel production technologies and scale-up production systems in partnership with industry. 

By reducing costs and technical risks, the department said in a press release, these efforts can help pave the way for the biofuels industry to deploy commercial-scale integrated biorefineries. 

“Energy harnessed from plants and waste presents a huge opportunity to reduce emissions from hard to decarbonize sectors such as aviation, rail and shipping, while supporting high-quality jobs across rural America,” said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm in a written statement. 

“DOE’s investment in biofuels is a key component of the Biden administration’s effort to support clean energy technologies that increase our energy independence and move us closer to a net-zero carbon economy  by 2050,” she said.

Applicants of the Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries funding opportunity must submit a concept paper by 5 p.m. EDT on or before July 8, to be eligible to submit a full application. 

To apply, applicants must register with and submit application materials through a DOE online application portal at EERE Exchange

An informational webinar for potential applicants will be held on June 15, at 3 p.m. EDT.

For additional information, visit the Bioenergy Technologies Office website, or view the full solicitation on Grants.gov.

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