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DOE’s Upcoming Funding Opportunity For Algae-Based Carbon Capture Tech

In January 2021 the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is expected to announce a new funding opportunity for projects focusing on the development of algae-based technology that utilizes carbon dioxide from power systems or other industrial sources as a feedstock.

The DOE’s announcement notes that “Research should focus on the development and engineering-scale testing of algae-based, biomediated uptake pathways to transform carbon dioxide into advanced products.”

Projects working with macroalgae, eukaryotic microalgae, and cyanobacteria will all qualify to apply.

ABO advises those interested in learning more to visit the Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity on the DOE’s website.

The opportunity is a result of appropriations made by Congress for algae R&D in previous spending legislation that was supported by ABO.

ABO members that would like to learn more about this and other federal funding opportunities can also get in touch with ABO’s Executive Director, Dr. Rebecca White. Rebecca works closely with ABO’s Executive Policy Council, a group of members that guides all of ABO’s work with federal and state governments working to advance algae technology and markets. 

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