24 September 2004

Biomass Program Seeks Grant Applications for Bioproduct Base Chemicals Technology Development

The Biomass Program is seeking applications for Chemical Building Blocks from Biomass Derived Sugars, Syngas, or Oils grants.

This 3-year, $30 million program seeks to foster projects that could lead to development of technologies applicable to biorefineries making multiple chemicals or materials from biomass—particularly from sugars. The kinds of chemicals envisioned are described in a recent report, Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass (PDF 1.41 MB).

Applicants should be industries or others capable of commercializing the processes developed and must provide at least 30% cost share. National Laboratories may be included as partners. Applications are due October 18, 2004, but letters of intent are requested by September 30, 2004. Information on this and other solicitations can be accessed through the DOE’s Industry Interactive Procurement System.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sept. 21, 2004.

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