Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office Awards Bioenergy Research and Development

The Department of Energy recently announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million in DOE funding to support early-stage biobased research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office.

This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, biobased products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks. This work supports the Department of Energy's goal of reducing the cost of biobased drop-in fuels to $3/gallon by 2022 to continue to provide consumers with affordable, reliable transportation energy choices and biobased products.

The selections stem from the following funding opportunities:

  • BioEnergy Engineering for Products Synthesis
  • Efficient Carbon Utilization in Algal Systems
  • Process Development for Advanced Biofuels and Biopower
  • Affordable and Sustainable Energy Crops