**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is focused on developing technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources (e.g., municipal solid waste, biosolids) into low-carbon biofuels and bioproducts. These bioenergy technologies can enable a transition to a clean energy economy, create high-quality jobs, support rural economies, and spur innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production – the bioeconomy. The activities funded through this opportunity will mobilize public clean energy investment in the biofuels, chemical and agricultural industries, accelerate the deployment of bioenergy technologies, and support achieving economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050.

This FOA supports high-impact technology RDD&D to accelerate the bioeconomy and, in particular, the production of low-carbon fuels for the aviation industry. BETO is focusing on applied RDD&D to improve the performance and reduce cost of biofuel production technologies and scale-up production systems in partnership with industry. By reducing cost and technical risk, BETO can help pave the way for industry to deploy commercial-scale integrated biorefineries and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from hard to decarbonize sectors, such as aviation.

An informational webinar will be held on April 16th, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET. Please note, there are no particular advantages or disadvantages to the application evaluation process with respect to participating in the webinar. Your participation is voluntary.

Webinar registration: https://www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/events/webinar-scale-biotechnologies 

EERE expects to make a total of approximately $61,380,000 of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA in FY21, and EERE anticipates making approximately 11 to 27 awards under this FOA. Individual awards may vary between $500,000 and $5,000,000 for FY21 selected projects across all Topic Areas.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET

Announcement: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId5295fbd3-50f4-4dfb-8c70-3f6911c5da10