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ABO Secures Unprecedented $136 Million For Algae and Related Projects — Deadlines Approaching

ABO’s ongoing work in Washington, DC, to educate Congress and federal agencies on the importance of robust algae research, development and demonstration has resulted in the release of an unprecedented series of funding opportunities for algae. Deadlines for letters of intent are fast approaching.
Four major algae funding opportunities totaling up to $136 million are now open for applications. The requests for applications (RFAs) come from three different offices across multiple federal agencies and represent the largest wave of potential algae funding in a decade. But hurry, letters of intent for these opportunities are due as soon as May 30.
This funding is the direct result of ABO’s work in Washington. This work would not be possible without your support of ABO and the Algae Biomass Summit.

Available Opportunities:

BioEnergy Engineering for Products Synthesis (up to $28 million): This multi-topic FOA from BETO seeks to develop highly efficient conversion processes for improving the affordability of fuels and products from biomass and waste streams. Awards for between $1 million and $2.5 million each. Letters of intent are due by May 30, 2018. Full applications are due by June 27, 2018.
Efficient Carbon Utilization in Algal Systems (up to $15 million): This research funding opportunity from BETO seeks proposals in two areas to improve the cost-competitiveness of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts. Awards for between $1.5 million and $2.5 million each to industry- and academia-led consortia. Letters of intent are due by May 30, 2018. Full applications are due by June 27, 2018. 
Novel Methods for Making Products from Carbon Dioxide or Coal (up to $13 million): This FOA from the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy seeks to develop novel, marketable products using carbon dioxide or coal as a feedstock. Projects are sought for technologies that show: a positive life-cycle analysis; the potential to generate a marketable product; and significant advantages when compared to traditional products. Application closing date is June 25, 2018.
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems (up to $80 million): This RFA seeks from the USDA seeks approaches that will improve the supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food, while providing sustainable opportunities for expansing of the bioeconomy through novel animal, crop, and forest products and supporting technologies. Letters of intent are due by June 27, 2018. Full applications are due by October 10, 2018.

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