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DOE Algal Biomass Funding Opportunity

Those of you conducting algae R&D may be interested in this funding opportunity released by the DOE on Tuesday. The deadline for concept papers is February 11, 2013.

The objective of the Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield (ABY) funding opportunity is to demonstrate, at a process development unit scale of one (1) acre cultivation equivalent, algal biofuel intermediate yield of 2,500 gallons of biofuel feedstock (or equivalent dry weight basis) per acre per year by 2018. The Biomass Technologies Office believes this target is an important milestone in reducing the cost of algal biofuels to cost-competitive levels on the way to achieving 5,000 gallons per acre by 2022.

You can find more information, and a link to apply, here. Best of luck to those that do apply!

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