We have another potential algae funding announcement to share. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support algae innovations.
The FOA, entitled Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK), is focused on innovations that will contribute to cost reductions in the production of algal biofuels. Specifically, they are looking for innovation in biomass productivity, biomass composition, predation and pathogen resistance, halotolerance, heat and cold tolerance and high-intensity light tolerance.
The FOA will be divided into two areas of interest: strain development and cultivation improvement.
The purpose of the notice of intent is to provide interested parties with advance notice of EERE’s intent to issue the FOA shortly. Notably, the funding opportunity is for up to $8 million.
For more details, visit the EERE website.