NIFA announced up to $6 million in available funding for research to support the next generation of sustainable biofuels and biomaterials. Funding is made through USDA’s Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), a joint initiative with the Department of Energy.
The Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) supports the development of sustainable biofuels and biobased products, helping to create jobs, new market opportunities, and rural prosperity by diversifying the nation’s energy choices. Projects may focus on feedstock development, biofuels and biobased products development, and biofuels development analysis.
The application process will include two phases: a concept paper phase and a full application phase. The concept paper deadline is July 7, 2017. The full application deadline is Sept. 22, 2017.