The U.S. Department of Agriculture, has released a Request for Applications (RFA) that should be of interest to many in the algae industry.
The USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative-Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area is designed to achieve the long-term goal of advancing the bioeconomy by facilitating development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy, industrial chemicals, and biobased products from renewable sources and building a strong workforce, increasing stakeholder engagement, and informing policy makers.
They are soliciting applications in two priority areas:
- Lignin or nano-cellulosic co-products from biomass feedstocks
- Biomass feedstock genetic development and evaluation
Applications can come in the form of research projects, multi-function integrated Research, Education and/or Extension projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.
The closing date for the RFA is Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
For more details, please visit the USDA website.