Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Departments of Energy (DOE) and Agriculture (USDA) have announced up to US$25 million in funding for biofuel research and development.
The money is intended to fund technologies and processes to produce biofuels, bioenergy, and high-value biobased products, subject to annual appropriations.
“These projects will be among many Obama Administration investments that will help strengthen our economy and address the climate crisis,” said Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. “A robust biofuels industry, focused on the next generation of biofuels, is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing our addition to foreign oil and putting Americans back to work.”
The funding is intended for projects that address feedstocks development, biofuels and biobased products development, and biofuels development analysis.