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DE-FOA-0001615: Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Modification 000001


Modification Information:

Modification 000002 updates this RFI removing all deadline submission dates.

Modification 000001 updates the deadline for submissions to September 9, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. ET  

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks input from industry, academia, national laboratories and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing capabilities to produce lignocellulosic sugars and lignin for use by the research community. Please note: It is DOE’s intent to make all information submitted in response to this RFI publicly available to other interested parties. Thus, respondents are specifically directed to NOT include ANY proprietary, business sensitive or otherwise confidential information in their responses. DOE will consider all information submitted in response to this RFI to be non-proprietary.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 5 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.


  • Questions and Answers related to the content of this RFI. (Last Updated: 8/4/2016 05:13 PM ET)
  • Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001615_Mod_000002_Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities (Last Updated: 10/28/2016 12:57 PM ET)

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  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD