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DE-FOA-0002203: FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Multi-Topic FOA

Amendment 000001 - At EERE, we understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to make adjustments to our business operations and practices in order to safeguard the health and safety of our communities. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves, EERE is issuing an extension of 14 calendar days to respond to FOA DE-FOA-0002203. The due date for this FOA is now 05/14/2020.

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production – the bioeconomy. The activities supported by BETO are authorized by public law 109–58, TITLE IX, § 932, which authorizes the Secretary of Energy to establish a program of research and developmentfor bioenergy with the goal of price-competitivebiofuels, bioproducts, and biopower made from biomass-based feedstocks – see section I.E for details. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support high-impact technology research and development (R&D) to enable growth and innovation to accelerate the bioeconomy by requesting applications across the entire scope of BETO’s mission space.

This FOA will provide funding to address BETO’s highest priority R&D areas. It includes Topic Areas from five BETO programs: Feedstock Supply and Logistics; Advanced Algal Systems; Conversion Technologies; Advanced Development and Optimization; and Strategic Analysis and Crosscutting Sustainability. Each Topic Area supports BETO’s objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources.

Under this funding opportunity, BETO is interested in the following topic areas:

Topic 1: Scale Up of Bench Applications (SCUBA)

Topic 2: Waste to Energy Strategies for the Bioeconomy

Topic 3: Algae Bioproducts and CO2 Direct-Air-Capture Efficiency (ABCDE)

Topic 4: Bio-Restore: Biomass to Restore Natural Resources

Topic 5: Efficient Wood Heaters

Topic 6: Biopower and Products from Urban and Suburban Wastes: North American Multi-University Partnership for Research and Education

Topic 7: Scalable CO2 Electrocatalysis

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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 ( The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators ( 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 ( The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators ( 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 document in the DOCUMENTS section below.


  • DE-FOA-0002203 FY20 BETO Multi-Topic FOA Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 01:54 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A Questions & Answers Related to the Content of this FOA 2203 (Last Updated: 5/14/2020 03:29 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 1 SCUBA Block Flow Diagram-Supplemental Data Template (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 03:59 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 2c Synergistic Wastewater Integration with Microalgae Technical Datasheet (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 04:01 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 3 Algae and CO2 Technical Datasheet (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 04:03 PM ET)
  • Topic Area 4 Bio-Restore Technical Datasheet (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 04:04 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF 424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 05:21 PM ET)
  • EERE T 540.132 Budget Justification (3BPs) (Last Updated: 1/6/2020 03:30 PM ET)
  • SF LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/6/2020 01:35 PM ET)
  • EERE T 540.132 Budget Justification (5BPs) (Last Updated: 3/3/2020 12:48 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540-131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/4/2020 05:54 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/5/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/14/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/22/2020 8:00 PM ET – 6/25/2020 8:00 PM ET