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BETO Announces Notice of Intent for the Development of Algae-Based Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy‘s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $8 million, subject to appropriations. 

The FOA, entitled Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK), will support innovative technologies and approaches to help advance bioenergy and bioproducts from algae. These projects will support the development of cost-competitive biofuels from algal biomass by focusing on breakthroughs in advanced biology, as well as biology-based tools to improve algae cultivation productivity. Selected projects will also accelerate future innovations through data sharing within the research and development community. The purpose of this notice of intent is to make interested parties aware of EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. 

The FOA will focus on biological variables that contribute to the modeled minimum fuel selling prices of algal biofuels and will use innovative technologies to help deliver strains, tools, data, and techniques to enhance algal biofuel potential.

EERE accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality. Learn more about EERE's work with industry, academia, and national laboratory partners on research and development of algal biofuel technologies.

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