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  DE-FOA-0002638 FY22 Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries and Greenhouse Gas Reduction in First Generation Ethanol Production (Scale-Up+) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 7/8/2022 05:00 PM ET 9/9/2022 05:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002638: FY22 Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries and Greenhouse Gas Reduction in First Generation Ethanol Production (Scale-Up+)

Amendment 000001:The purpose of this amendment is to clarify the intent of Topic Area 4’s allowable product under Section I.D: Applications Specifically Not of Interest “Applications whose primary fuel product is not intended for aviation, long-haul trucking, marine, or rail usage.” This modification clarifies that along with aviation, long-haul trucking, marine, and rail fuels, ethanol is an allowable product for TopicArea 4 applications only. See FOA DE-FOA-0002638/000001 for details.


This FOA supports high-impact technology RD&D to accelerate the bioeconomy and, in particular, the production of low-carbon fuels for the aviation, marine, rail, and long-haul trucking industries. BETO is focusing on applied RD&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 the aviation industry. Additionally, this FOA will strengthen current first generation (Gen-1) corn ethanol production facilities by reducing their overall carbon footprint. Under the current BETO vision, these biomass feedstocks will be developed for use in the production of sustainable aviation fuel through a variety of conversion technologies. BETO is focused on developing and demonstrating technologies that are capable of producing low-carbon, cost-effective biofuels and co-products by 2030, as well as biofuel production pathways that can deliver at least 70% lower lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than petroleum. BETO further aims to support the demonstration of 4-5 fully integrated biorefineries, thereby increasing the number of proven pathways to produce sustainable aviation fuels, as well as sustainable marine, long-haul trucking, and rail fuels, by 2030.

Under this funding opportunity, BETO is interested in the following Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1: Pre-Pilot Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries

Topic Area 2: Pilot Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries

Topic Area 3: Demonstration Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries

Topic Area 4: Gen-1 Corn Ethanol Emission Reduction

Questions regarding the FOA must be submitted to FY22BETOScaleUp@ee.doe.gov.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Please see the full FOA in the DOCUMENTS section below.

The required Concept Paper due date for this FOA is 07/08/2022 at 5PM ET. The Full Application due date for this FOA is 09/09/2022 at 5PM ET.

Documents

  • Amendment 000001 - DE-FOA-0002638 - FY22 BETO Scale-up+ (Last Updated: 6/28/2022 12:03 PM ET)
  • Amendment 000001 - DE-FOA-0002638 - FY22 BETO Scale-up+_Word (Last Updated: 6/28/2022 12:03 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002638 Scale Up Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 9/7/2022 06:25 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 02:56 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 02:57 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 02:57 PM ET)
  • DOE Work Proposal for FFRDC, if applicable (see DOE O 412.1A, Attachment 3) (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 02:58 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 5/31/2022 12:24 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 5/31/2022 12:24 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 03:02 PM ET)
  • BFD and SD Template for Pilot and Demo (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 04:54 PM ET)
  • BFD and SD Template for Pre-Pilot (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 04:55 PM ET)
  • Proforma Template (Last Updated: 5/5/2022 04:57 PM ET)

Webinar Details

An informational webinar will be held on June 15th, 2022 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 completely voluntary. Use the following link to access the webinar, registration will not be required.

FY22 BETO Scale-Up+ Webinar - Microsoft Teams

Or call in (audio only)

+1 443-457-0649,,261708205#

Phone Conference ID: 261 708 205#

Webinar Recording Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvljh3mAStk


  • Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 6/16/2022 11:59 AM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 6/30/2022 12:53 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/8/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/9/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/10/2022 9:00 AM ET – 11/14/2022 5:00 PM ET