USDA Request for Applications
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.
Benefits of Membership
- A voice on ABO policy initiatives.
- Access to members-only resources.
- Discounted pricing to ABO events, and more!