U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
06/21/21 5:00 PM ET
Cooperative agreements to USA and territories nonprofit and for-profit entities, government entities, tribal governments, educational institutions, and individuals for research and development projects that address the climate crisis. Applicants must submit a concept paper before submitting a proposal. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.
The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is focused on developing technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources (e.g., municipal solid waste, biosolids) into low-carbon biofuels and bioproducts. These bioenergy technologies can enable a transition to a clean energy economy, create high-quality jobs, support rural economies, and spur innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production – the bioeconomy. The activities funded through this opportunity will mobilize public clean energy investment in the biofuels, chemical and agricultural industries, accelerate the deployment of bioenergy technologies, and support achieving economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050.
This FOA supports high-impact technology RDD&D to accelerate the bioeconomy and, in particular, the production of low-carbon fuels for the aviation industry. BETO is focusing on applied RDD&D to improve the performance and reduce cost of biofuel production technologies and scale-up production systems in partnership with industry. By reducing cost and technical risk, BETO can help pave the way for industry to deploy commercial-scale integrated biorefineries and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from hard to decarbonize sectors, such as aviation. The Program is focused on developing and demonstrating technologies that are capable of producing low-carbon drop-in biofuels at $2.50 per gallon gasoline equivalent (GGE) by 2030, as well as associated renewable chemical co-products to achieve this target. BETO is focused on biofuel production pathways that can deliver at least 70% lower lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than petroleum.
The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will support high-impact RDD&D focusing on the production of low-GHG fuels for the aviation industry, as well as the long-haul trucking and marine industries by soliciting proposals to scale-up technologies; cost effectively produce biomass derived sugars as an intermediate for the production of biofuels and bioproducts; and support cost effective separation technologies. In addition, the FOA will support increasing the efficiency of residential wood heaters and the production of renewable natural gas.
GrantWatch ID#: 195533
EERE anticipates making approximately 11 to 27 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards.
Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $5,000,000 for FY21 selected projects across all Topic Areas. For more information about award sizes for topic areas, see table in Section II.A.ii. in the FOA in Supporting Documents below.
EERE anticipates making awards that will run from 12 months up to 60 months in length, comprised of one or more budget periods (see table in Section II.A.ii. in the FOA document in Supporting Documents below for topic area and subtopic area estimated lengths).
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Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY21BETOMultiTopicFOA@ee.doe.gov.
Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.
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