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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001085: Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products

7/7/2014 - The Deadline for Replies to Reviewers comments has been changed to 7/11/2014 5pm, EST.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announces a notice of availability of funds for financial assistance addressing the development, improvement and demonstration of integrated biological or chemical upgrading technology for the production of substitutes for petroleumbased feedstocks, products and fuels.

EERE seeks diversification of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) portfolio to include a variety of chemical and biological upgrading technologies for the production of a suite of hydrocarbon fuels, fuel intermediates and chemicals (beyond ethanol) to be produced in an integrated fashion from biologically or chemically derived intermediate feed streams, such as but not limited to cellulosic sugars, lignocellulose derivatives, lignin, cellulosic alcohols, bio-solids and biogases. For the purposes of this FOA lignocellulosic sugars will not be allowable fuel intermediates.

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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 (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.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 &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.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.

An informational webinar about the Funding Opportunity Announcement and the application process was held on Tuesday, April 22nd at 3:00 Eastern Time. Attendance was not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions. The link to the audio file of the webinar can be found at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/646269008 . Please note you will need to provide the same registration information as you did for the webinar.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001085: Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products (Last Updated: 4/23/2014 06:08 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001085: Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products (Appendix) (Last Updated: 4/11/2014 06:48 PM ET)
  • FOA Webinar Slideshow (Last Updated: 4/22/2014 04:20 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

  • Budget Justification (EERE 159) (Last Updated: 4/11/2014 08:06 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) (Last Updated: 4/11/2014 08:14 PM ET)
  • Application for Financial Assistance (SF-424) (Last Updated: 4/11/2014 08:14 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/1/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/13/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/8/2014 5:00 PM ET – 7/11/2014 5:00 PM ET