The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has issued a grant opportunity on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. TheTargeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB) announcement seeks alternative pathways to overcome two key barriers to commercializing algal biofuels:
1. the cost of producing algal biomass; and
2. the yields of biofuel and bioproduct feedstocks produced from algae.
The goal is to enable a modeled minimum fuel selling price, assuming mature technologies, of less than $5 gasoline gallon equivalent for algal biofuels through creation of valuable products alongside fuels and achieving increased biomass productivity that leads to higher feedstock yields.
The submission deadline for concept papers is October 30, 2014. The deadline for full applications is December 15, 2014.
More information about this Funding Opportunity Announcement is available at:
This new funding is a direct result of ABO’s successful efforts to secure $30 million in dedicated DOE support for algae biomass research and development. Thank you to all of you who weighed in with your Members of Congress in support of this effort.