Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) RFA released

The USDA’s, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment (IBCE) and the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Golden Field Office, Bioenergy Technologies Office announce the interagency Program to support the development of a biomass-based industry in the United States, as originally established in Section 9001(a) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-246), re-authorized the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) financial assistance program by amending section 9008 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA), as amended, (Pub. L. 107-171) (7 U.S.C. 8108). Collaboration between DOE and USDA on BRDI is directed under section 9008(e)(1) of FSRIA, as amended. Additionally, DOE provides funds guided by certain administrative provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Section 9008(e)(3) of FSRIA provides direction and guidance on the technical areas as described in BRDI. The technical areas are: (A) Feedstocks development, (B) Biofuels and biobased products development, and (C) Biofuels development analysis.

Who is eligible to apply:

1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, Small Business, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed

More Information on Eligibility:

Institution of Higher Education, National Laboratory, Federal Research Agency, State Research Agency, Private Sector Entity, Non-Profit Organization and/or a consortium of 2 or more entities identified as eligible.

Request for Applications

Apply for Grant

Closing Date: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

Concept Paper Due: Friday, July 7, 2017

Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001637

Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,000,000

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