Carbon Utilization Technology: Improving Efficient Systems for Algae

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production. This FOA specifically seeks to increase the carbon utilization efficiency of algal growth systems. The impact of this FOA outcomes will be to lower the cost of fuels and products made from algal feedstocks while increasing the positive greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts that can be achieved through the deployment of algae-based technologies.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) has two topic areas, each funded separately by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), Carbon Utilization Program (CUP) in response to specific language in each Office’s respective appropriations as issued by Congress and in accordance with each Office’s strategic plans.

Required concept papers for this FOA are due by March 18, 2022. Applications for this FOA are due by May 27, 2022.

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  • Topic Area 1: Carbon utilization efficiency from biomass- or atmospheric-based sources of CO2
  • Topic Area 2: Algae-based technology to utilize anthropogenic CO2 from utility and industrial sources

Eligibility Requirements

An entity may submit more than one Concept Paper and Full Application to this FOA, provided that each application describes a unique, scientifically distinct project and provided that an eligible Concept Paper was submitted for each Full Application.

Amount Description

EERE expects to make a total of approximately $9,000,000 of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 3 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

March 18, 2022