$6 million has been allocated by the U.S. Department of Energy to fund projects dealing with biomass supply chain technologies. The projects should be focused on developing and demonstrating supply chain technologies that will enable delivery of commercial-scale lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks to U.S. biorefineries.
Two multi-year projects will be selected. There will be a required cost share contribution by the grant recipient, including 20 percent for research and development activities and 50 percent for demonstration activities. The bulk of the project must encompass the full-scale demonstration of integrated feedstock supply chain systems that can deliver volumes of feedstock required by commercial biorefineries across a large geographic area in US.
Applications form eligible teams must include at least one original equipment manufacturer of industrial/agricultural equipment and at least one biorefinery partner.