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 Altitude Agri Services, LLCKurt BeckleyMember Small Business Integrated Strategies Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle ServicesAltitude Agri Services provides Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Services. We partner with private, public and Governmental
organizations to increase their efficiency, safety, and profitability
while ensuring compliance with necessary regulatory requirements.
Altitude Agri Services is a leading provider of drone-based inspection
and data collection services for private industries and governmental
agencies. With a strong focus on precision, safety, and efficiency, we
specialize in utilizing drone technology to meet the unique needs of
our clients.
Altitude Agri Services is your trusted partner for high-quality drone based
services. Utilizing our UAV services for needs such as
infrastructure inspections, mapping and monitoring of valued assets,
landscape and wildlife management missions, photogrammetry,
videography and 3D replication missions, as well as construction
progress monitoring missions, we provide organizations with real time,
accurate information and results.
Website: www.altitudeagriservices.com

Email: kurt.b@altitudeagriservices.com

Phone: 5095514774

Address: 1333 Tapteal Drive, # 107, Richland, WA, 99352, United States
WA
 New West GeneticsJohn McKayChief Science Officer Small Business Bioenergy Intermediate Crops (e.g. carinata, pennycress, and camelina)Background: New West Genetics (NWG) is a global leader in premium hemp seed genetics, agronomy, and supply chain coordination. In 2014, the Company began our intensive breeding program that creates premium, proprietary hemp seed bred for high yielding production for feed, fuel, and fiber. Our team combines deep experience in Agriculture, crop breeding and the seed business with modern genomics and a vision for sustainability. NWG has deployed a genetic trait called AMPLIFY ™ that brings oilseed yields and oil quantity/acre ahead of all other oilseeds. This trait together with farmer experience in particular regions, and NWG hemp’s low CI score makes oilseed sourcing from hemp a win. NWG genetics provide a dedicated feedstock for seed oil that is highly suited for fuel production, with lower fertilizer and water requirements than other oilseeds and a lower carbon intensity score.

Interest: NWG has several ongoing projects to build the supply chain for hempseed derived lipids as a feedstock for renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. In this new DOE opportunity, we seek research and market development partners for hemp derived sustainable fuel. We can support a supply chain demonstration project, starting with our high performing genetics on the farm to seed crush, and seek partners for fuel refining, blending and qualification for state and federal incentives.

Capabilities: NWG has commercialized varieties and the first double yielding hybrids that are adapted to multiple production environments and bred for sustainability traits. Along with our high performing seed genetics, we provide agronomic support, so producers can prepare their fields and plant manage and harvest the crop using best practices to maximize yield and ROI. NWG also provides market facilitation with crush partners. As a result, farmers are poised to succeed and return to NWG to procure planting seed, agronomic support and opportunities in the supply chain year after year.
Website: www.newwestgenetics.com

Email: wmosher@newwestgenetics.com

Phone: 800-970-1615

Address: PO Box 212, Windsor, CO, 80550, United States
CO
 University of TennesseeVirginia R. SykesAssociate Professor Academic Bioenergy Intermediate OilseedsDr. Sykes' lab began examining winter oilseed species for production in Tennessee in 2019. Over the past five years, a large range of species have been examined for regional adaptation, including canola, carinata, pennycress, camelina, flax, mustard, crambe, safflower, turnip, and radish. In addition to examining winter oilseed yield, quality, and economic viability, these studies have expanded on impacts to soil health, allelopathic effects on weeds and soybean, and impacts on yield and quality in subsequent soybean cash crops.
Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9242-8981

Email: vsykes@utk.edu

Phone: 8659747285

Address: 112 Plant Biotech Bldg., Knoxville, TN, 37996, United States
TN
 Los Alamos National LaboratoryJames BrunnerResearch Scientist Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy  Microbiome manipulation and design: LANL developed an algorithm for inferring interaction networks from genome-scale models that accounts for the dynamic nature of the community and environment.
Website: https://www.lanl.gov/

Email: jdbrunner@lanl.gov

Phone: (248)767-9571

Address: Bikini Atoll Rd, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, United States
NM
 Los Alamos National LaboratoryClaire SandersResearch Scientist Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy  Integrated assessment of algae strains, cultivation conditions, and productivity: LANL has capabilities for system informed multivariable strain characterization within various scenarios observed at scale. Expertise in multi-scale and multi-omic systems for the research and development of seed scale up, crop protection, strain discovery, algal physiology, system design, assessment of product yield, and dewatering. In additional LANL has expertise in data management, machine learning, computational fluid dynamics, and climate science and modeling. The cultivation facilities at LANL encompass multiple lab scale systems with varying capabilities, including two different photobioreactor systems capable of simulating environmental conditions, as well as analytical chemistry and full suites of ‘omics and flow cytometry instrumentation. Collocation and coordination of wide-ranging expertise to define approach and scope and integration of growth, sample, and data analysis capabilities.
Website: https://www.lanl.gov/

Email: csanders@lanl.gov

Phone: 505-667-2788

Address: Bikini Atoll Rd, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, United States
NM
 Los Alamos National LaboratorySangeeta NegiResearch Scientist Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy  High throughput screening for root phenotype to assess PGPMs: LANL has developed a high-throughput screening protocol that allows us to screen multiple plant growth promoting micro-organisms (PGPMs) in short time. This high throughput protocol can be used for any crop type. Can be performed in climate controlled growth chambers and under any relevant stress conditions.

Performs short plant growth experiments utilizing growth chambers: LANL has 3 Conviron growth chambers (Model: GEN1000 SH) and 2 Conviron growth chambers (Model: PGR15). "
Website: https://www.lanl.gov/

Email: sangeeta@lanl.gov

Phone: 505-667-7463

Address: Bikini Atoll Rd, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, United States
NM
 Los Alamos National LaboratorySanna SevantoResearch Scientist Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy  Assessing climate impacts of microbial and other soil amendments: LANL has portable, soil-core -based test bed for evaluating impacts of microbial and other soil amendments on plant growth, soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions. The testbed uses soil cores to retain natural soil stratification and can adjust soil hydrology to match field conditions using wick technology. It can be ran in laboratory, greenhouse and growth chamber conditions to reduce need/cost for field trials for testing under current and future climates.
Website: https://www.lanl.gov/

Email: sanna@lanl.gov

Phone: 505-664-0232

Address: Bikini Atoll Rd, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, United States
NM
 Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyStacy BonosProfessor Academic Bioenergy Sup Topic Area 1b: Herbaceous Energy Crops: SwitchgrassI have been breeding switchgrass for over 17 years. We have developed several varieties with improve disease resistance and improved biomass yield on marginal land. My lab has conducted GWAS, QTL, and genetic diversity studies with switchgrass. I have experience growing and harvesting switchgrass as well as conducting replicated cultivar trials for evaluation of important agronomic traits including biomass yield, diseases, biomass quality etc. We have an extensive collection of switchgrass germplasm and breeding nurseries of advanced selections. My program is capable of conducting genomics analysis, breeding and selection, remote sensing including drone imagery collection and processing and linking that technology with genomics to improve efficiency of selection.
Website: https://plantbiology.rutgers.edu/faculty/bonos/stacy-bonos.html

Email: bonos@sebs.rutgers.edu

Phone: 8489326367

Address: Dept of Plant Biology, 59 Dudley Rd., Foran Hall, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901-1281, United States
NJ
 Argonne National LaboratoryHao CaiGroup Leader Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy Subtopic Area 1a-d: Algae, Herbaceous and Intermediate Energy Crops, and Short-Rotation WoodyThe Systems Assessment Center (SAC) at Argonne offers life cycle analysis (LCA) and sustainability modeling expertise to help the U.S. bioenergy industry and stakeholders enhance sustainability of the biomass production, harvest, preprocessing, and conversion to biofuels/bioproducts value chain. The SAC develops, updates, and applies the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies (GREET) model to inform and advance research, development, and deployment (RD&D) of production and valorization of sustainable biomass resources at scale. The GREET model has been applied to support RD&D investments and programs such as the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC), herbaceous biomass and biochemical conversion platform, woody biomass and thermochemical conversion platform, and algal biomass and conversion technologies by BETO. SAC and its GREET model have also been supporting the USDA with LCA of oil seed cover crops as feedstock for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) production. GREET has been widely used by bioenergy stakeholders to address life cycle carbon intensity and advance the development and deployment of renewable fuels that can be produced from purpose-grown biomass and energy crops.

Besides the GREET model to address carbon intensity, the SAC develops other models to address broad ecosystem services such as water consumption, water quality, and soil carbon effects, under varying climate, land use, and conservation practices at the watershed scale. These models include the Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources (WATER), the Aware-US model to assess water stress of development and deployment of energy systems, as well as the Carbon Calculator for Land Use and Land Management Change from Biofuels Production (CCLUB) tool to address GHG emissions associated with land use change and land management for crop production.
Website: https://greet.anl.gov

Email: hcai@anl.gov

Phone: 6302522892

Address: 9700 South Cass Avenue, Darien, IL, 60439, United States
IL
 Kasparbauer Bioproducts LLCRandy KasparbauerOwner Small Business Bioenergy Herbaceous Energy Crops or Short-Rotation Woody CropsSeveral years of farming experience and willingness to grow herbaceous energy crops or short-rotation woody crops in the west-central Iowa geography. Experience with hybrid poplar and giant miscanthus on smaller several-acre-sized plots.

Expert with 15 years of fast pyrolysis experience. Provide technical and business consulting around the production of biochar and bio-oil from the process of fast pyrolysis. Exploring additional opportunities for use of purpose-grown energy crops as feedstock for pyrolysis facilities.
Website: https://kasparbauerbioproducts.com/

Email: kasparbauer@gmail.com

Phone: 712-269-4658

Address: 2060 Sugar Creek Dr, Waukee, IA, 50263-8093, United States
IA
 ViridosJay McCarrenVice President, Development and Deployment Small Business Bioenergy Subtopic Area 1a. AlgaeViridos is the leading industry for algal biofuel productivity, with over 15-years of experience in the field. Viridos’ mission is to design, bioengineer and deploy microalgae to produce algae oil at scale as the preferred feedstock for renewable liquid fuels.
In Calipatria, CA Viridos owns and operates a large-scale outdoor algae growing facility known as California Advanced Algal Facility (CAAF). Viridos has been using CAAF to grow, harvest, and optimize our microalgae productivity cultivation since 2015, and data from CAAF has been included in NREL-SOT for 2022 https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy23osti/85661.pdf. Viridos has completed proof of concept of algae seed culture all the way to extracted algal oil.
CAAF has the following operational capabilities: outdoor cultivation in different pond sizes ranging from 2 m2 to 4,000 m2 in open raceways ponds, 42 enclosed photobioreactor units at 2,000L each, harvesting capabilities with ultrafiltration dewatering system and centrifugation, laboratory with routine analysis capabilities, and robust sensor network on ponds and PBR systems.
Viridos is seeking to team with others to develop real-world, large-scale algae biomass and lipid productivity data to enhance algae feedstocks to support low-carbon liquid fuels. Our work focuses on a proprietary unicellular green alga which we bioengineered for high lipid productivity. The lipid composition our harvested feedstock is well suited for refining through the ASTM certified HEFA-SPK process. Our CAAF facility provides the key capabilities required for this FOA. Viridos is continuing to develop and advance cultivation systems – this includes the design of cultivation ponds as well as the sensors and computational tools for integrated pond management. In addition to developing cultivation and productivity we are interested in partnering with those having expertise in lipid extraction, fuel upgrading, co-product valorization, and TEA/LCA.
Website: https://www.viridos.com/

Email: jmccarren@viridos.com

Phone: 8588292595

Address: 11149 N torrey pines rd, la jolla, CA, 92037, United States
CA
 Colorado State UniversityBraden LimbResearch Scientist Academic Bioenergy Subtopic Area 1a: Algae, Subtopic Area 1b: Herbaceous Crops, Subtopic Area 1c: Intermediate Crops, Subtopic Area 1d: Short-Rotation Woody CropsBraden Limb is a researcher working under the direction of Dr. Jason Quinn in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. His research focuses on techno-economics assessments (TEA), life cycle analysis (LCA), and multi-objective optimization of sustainable technologies using process modeling techniques. He has extensive experience modeling purpose grown feedstocks for biofuels (Ethanol, Renewable Diesel, and Sustainable Aviation Fuel) in the United States.

Braden is nearing the completion of a study titled "Feasibility of Purpose Grown Feedstocks for Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the Contiguous United States: Production Potential, Economic Feasibility, Environmental Impact, and Land Use" which evaluates the feasibility of growing eight bioenergy feedstocks (switchgrass, miscanthus, sorghum, poplar, willow, micro-algae, corn, and soybeans) and eight land types (barren, deciduous forest, evergreen forest, mixed forest, shrubland, grassland, pastureland, and cropland currently used for bioenergy) for SAF production in the US on a county-level. This work is funded by the Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) [Award Number: DE-EE0008935] and is planned for submission to Nature Sustainability.

For this FOA, Braden is seeking teaming partners that require TEA and LCA expertise.
Website: https://www.engr.colostate.edu/me/people/braden-limb/

Email: braden.limb@colostate.edu

Phone: 9704910816

Address: 1374 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, United States
CO
 University of South FloridaGeorge PhilippidisAssoc. Professor, Dir. Biofuels & Bioproducts Lab Academic Bioenergy MicroalgaeExpertise in algae cultivation and processing, strain development, mutagenesis, adaptive evolution, multi-omics analysis, and bioinformatics. Lab and outdoor facilities.
Website: https://www.usf.edu/pcgs/research-and-initiatives/biofuels-and-bioproducts-development.aspx

Email: gphilippidis@usf.edu

Phone: (813) 974-9333

Address: 4202 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33620, United States
FL
 Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryKolby JardineResearch Scientist Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy Short-Rotation Woody CropsKolby Jardine studies plant and microbial metabolism by working at the interface of biochemistry, ecology, and atmospheric sciences (Biochemical Ecology) and is a research scientist in the Ecology Department within the Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The primary goal of the research is to develop a quantitative understanding of the integration of whole plant carbon, oxygen and energy metabolism (e.g. photosynthesis, photorespiration, respiration, and fermentation), water use (xylem transpiration and phloem transport), and cellular growth rates and their biological (genetic) and environmental (e.g. temperature, light, moisture, CO2) controls. Laboratory and field techniques include characterizing quantitative relationships between biochemical (e.g. metabolite concentrations and enzyme activity), optical (e.g. chlorophyll fluorescence and thermal imaging), plant (leaf, stem, root), rhizosphere (root-soil-microbe), and ecosystem gas-exchange fluxes of CO2, O2, H2O, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in order to characterize processes and metabolic mechanisms of potentially high global importance. This presents exciting opportunities for the development of new methods for the continuous local and global monitoring of the physiological, energetic, and oxidative status of plants and ecosystems and their associated cycling of carbon and water.

Key words
1. Leaf, stem, and root gas exchange with the atmosphere
2. Metabolism and transport of volatile organic compounds
3. Integration of carbon cycling and water use
4. Primary carbon, oxygen, and energy metabolism including photosynthesis, photorespiration, respiration, and fermentation
5. C1 and C2 metabolism in plants and microbes including plant-atmosphere and plant-rhizosphere interactions
6. Plant growth and responses to abiotic stress

By working across spatial (molecule to ecosystem) and temporal (seconds to seasons) scales, this research is aimed at developing a mechanistic understanding of key metabolic plant and microbial processes that remain poorly understood, but with a high potential global significance
Website: https://profiles.lbl.gov/21928-kolby-jardine

Email: kjjardine@lbl.gov

Phone: 510-316-3581

Address: One Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States
CA
 Algenesis CorporationRyan SimkovskyCTO Small Business Bioenergy Conversion of Biomass to BioproductsAlgenesis Materials is a biomaterials company with a mission to replace petroleum plastics with renewable and biodegradable plastics made from algae and other sustainable photosynthetic sources. We were founded in 2016 based on research funded by the DOE at UCSD, and have focused on developing polyester polyurethanes (PU) for use in high value applications, including footwear, outdoor equipment, furniture, and plastic accessories. Through DOE-funded grants, we have the ability and equipment at pre-pilot scales (10 – 100 kg per year, now scaling to tons per year) to convert sugars and/or oils derived from algae, seaweeds, or plants to PUs, including thermoset and thermoplastic polyurethanes. We have commercial partners in numerous manufacturing markets (footwear, fabrics, furniture, and accessories) who are willing to use these PUs for manufacturing consumer products.

We are interested in partnering with biomass production groups to offtake waste streams that include unsaturated fatty acids and/or sugars. We are generally agnostic to the source of the biomass and are capable of working with any of the crops listed for the DOE FOA, including algae, energy crops, wastewater streams, or any other sustainable or photosynthetic biomass.
Website: https://www.algenesismaterials.com/

Email: rsimkovsky@algenesismaterials.com

Phone: 6173596841

Address: 11760 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite J, San Diego, CA, 92121, United States
CA
 The National Renewable Energy LaboratoryRobert BaldwinPrincipal Scientist Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy Subtopic Area 1b-d: Herbaceous and Intermediate Energy Crops, and Short-Rotation WoodyThe NREL Biomass Compositional Analysis Team regularly performs comprehensive biomass compositional analysis on a wide variety of materials including herbaceous and woody crops. Biomass compositional analysis data provide essential phenotypic data for correlation with genetic and environmental/agronomic data generated by primary researchers. The data are also routinely used in techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life-cycle analysis (LCA) studies. The dedicated NREL analytical staff is also internationally recognized and has over 100 years of collective experience with biomass analysis.

Comprehensive biomass compositional analysis measures the amount of structural carbohydrates (glucan, xylan, galactan, arabinan, mannan), lignin, ash, protein, non-structural/soluble materials, and total mass closure using internationally-recognized Laboratory Analytical Procedures (LAPs, https://www.nrel.gov/bioenergy/biomass-compositional-analysis.html). The NREL LAPs are internationally recognized as the de facto standard for biomass compositional analysis.

Our methods can also distinguish among different glucose-containing fractions when present simultaneously, e.g., cellulose, starch, and free sugars (Sluiter et al. "Direct determination of cellulosic glucan content in starch-containing samples." Cellulose 28 (2021): 1989-2002. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-020-03652-2).

NREL methods developed for algae lipid analysis provide precise measurement of oilseed lipids https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy24osti/87501.pdf), and NREL researchers can also determine extractable lipids and molecular speciation with advanced lipidomics techniques.

We also have expertise in rapid characterization via near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and multivariate modeling. Successful characterization models include hardwood, softwood, corn stover, mixed herbaceous feedstocks. We can work with project teams to provide new rapid characterization models by leveraging existing models and data sets augmented by additional samples from the field trials.
Website: https://www.nrel.gov/

Email: robert.baldwin@nrel.gov

Phone: 303-384-6858

Address: 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 The National Renewable Energy LaboratoryRobert BaldwinPrincipal Scientist Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy Subtopic Area 1a: AlgaeNREL Microalgae & Macroalgae CHARACTERIZATION|CONVERSION|MODELING:
BIOMASS ANALYSIS: NREL’s methods are widely accepted as the standard analytical framework (https://www.nrel.gov/bioenergy/algae-analysis.html) for algae characterization. Highly trained chemists, dedicated analytical chromatography instrumentation, with high-resolution mass spectrometry, and a high-throughput infrared (IR) based analytical pipeline, all customized to quantify lipids, carbohydrates and protein in micro- and macroalgae. Standardized data management archives and interfaces with the Regional Biomass Resource Hub Initiative.
FEEDSTOCK CONVERSION: NREL built a modular non-destructive biorefinery that meets industry needs by harnessing the potential of both micro- and macroalgal composition. Since biomass composition dictates the permutation of operations that creates maximum value in a biorefinery, the technology is readily tailored to best exploit algae feedstocks. NREL has built and de-risked a scale-up continuum from laboratory bench to pilot scale (up to 0.5T dry weight equivalent processing; https://www.nrel.gov/bioenergy/ibrf.html). The production of microalgae fuels, carboxylic acids, polyurethane polymers, and reactive carbon products has been demonstrated at scale (~0.2T). A parallel macroalgae conversion portfolio focuses on extracting carbohydrate monomers and polymers using combined mechanical, chemical and enzymatic treatment, for further valorization to fuel and chemicals.
PROCESS MODELING TO QUANTIFY COST AND CARBON INTENSITY: All cultivation and conversion approaches funnel into up-to-date, innovative, and modular process simulation for techno-economic (TEA) and life-cycle analysis (LCA), using mass and energy models (https://www.nrel.gov/bioenergy/economic-sustainability-market-analysis.html).
BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR INCREASED YIELD AND QUALITY: To access maximum yield, highest carbon sequestration potential, and resilience against biotic and abiotic stressors of high productivity algae, NREL has a suite of genetically engineered photosynthetic algae and cyanobacteria biocatalysts, in addition to enzyme suites, (and obtained outdoor cultivation permits).
REACTOR DESIGN: Innovative reactor and cultivation designs are available for e.g. carbon capture improvements, or wastewater treatment. In depth water chemistry and pond mixing dynamics in expansive algae cultivation simulations (up to 10 acre size) with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are used for in silico op
Website: https://www.nrel.gov/

Email: robert.baldwin@nrel.gov

Phone: 303-384-6858

Address: 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 Oak Ridge National LabRebecca EfroymsonDistinguished Environmental Scientist Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy  energy and environmental justice, sustainability, social acceptability of energy, ecosystem services, community benefits, environmental science, environmental toxicology, leading project on social acceptability of biorefineries and stakeholder engagement
Website: https://www.ornl.gov/staff-profile/rebecca-efroymson

Email: efroymsonra@ornl.gov

Phone: 18653002757

Address: 132 Maple Drive, Asheville, NC, 28805, United States
NC
 New West GeneticsJohn McKayChief Science Officer Small Business Carbon Capture purpose-grown energy cropsBackground: New West Genetics (NWG) is a global leader in premium hemp seed genetics, agronomy, and supply chain coordination. In 2014, the Company began our intensive breeding program that creates premium, proprietary hemp seed bred for high yielding production for feed, fuel, and fiber. Our team combines deep experience in Agriculture, crop breeding and the seed business with modern genomics and a vision for sustainability. NWG has deployed a genetic trait called AMPLIFY ™ that brings oilseed yields and oil quantity/acre ahead of all other oilseeds. This trait together with farmer experience in particular regions, and NWG hemp’s low CI score makes oilseed sourcing from hemp a win. NWG genetics provide a dedicated feedstock for seed oil that is highly suited for fuel production, with lower fertilizer and water requirements than other oilseeds and a lower carbon intensity score.

Interest: NWG has several ongoing projects to build the supply chain for hempseed derived lipids as a feedstock for renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. In this new DOE opportunity, we seek research and market development partners for hemp derived sustainable fuel. We can support a supply chain demonstration project, starting with our high performing genetics on the farm to seed crush, and seek partners for fuel refining, blending and qualification for state and federal incentives.

Capabilities: NWG has commercialized varieties and the first double yielding hybrids that are adapted to multiple production environments and bred for sustainability traits. Along with our high performing seed genetics, we provide agronomic support, so producers can prepare their fields and plant manage and harvest the crop using best practices to maximize yield and ROI. NWG also provides market facilitation with crush partners. As a result, farmers are poised to succeed and return to NWG to procure planting seed, agronomic support and opportunities in the supply chain year after year.
Website: newwestgenetics.com

Email: info@newwestgenetics.com

Phone: 800-970-1615

Address: PO Box 212, Windsor, CO, 80550, United States
CO
 New West GeneticsJohn McKayChief Science Officer Small Business Bioenergy purpose-grown energy cropsBackground: New West Genetics (NWG) is a global leader in premium hemp seed genetics, agronomy, and supply chain coordination. In 2014, the Company began our intensive breeding program that creates premium, proprietary hemp seed bred for high yielding production for feed, fuel, and fiber. Our team combines deep experience in Agriculture, crop breeding and the seed business with modern genomics and a vision for sustainability. NWG has deployed a genetic trait called AMPLIFY ™ that brings oilseed yields and oil quantity/acre ahead of all other oilseeds. This trait together with farmer experience in particular regions, and NWG hemp’s low CI score makes oilseed sourcing from hemp a win. NWG genetics provide a dedicated feedstock for seed oil that is highly suited for fuel production, with lower fertilizer and water requirements than other oilseeds and a lower carbon intensity score.

Interest: NWG has several ongoing projects to build the supply chain for hempseed derived lipids as a feedstock for renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. In this new DOE opportunity, we seek research and market development partners for hemp derived sustainable fuel. We can support a supply chain demonstration project, starting with our high performing genetics on the farm to seed crush, and seek partners for fuel refining, blending and qualification for state and federal incentives.

Capabilities: NWG has commercialized varieties and the first double yielding hybrids that are adapted to multiple production environments and bred for sustainability traits. Along with our high performing seed genetics, we provide agronomic support, so producers can prepare their fields and plant manage and harvest the crop using best practices to maximize yield and ROI. NWG also provides market facilitation with crush partners. As a result, farmers are poised to succeed and return to NWG to procure planting seed, agronomic support and opportunities in the supply chain year after year.
Website: newwestgenetics.com

Email: info@newwestgenetics.com

Phone: 800-970-1615

Address: PO Box 212, Windsor, CO, 80550, United States
CO
 University of Texas at AustinThomas E. JuengerProfessor Academic Bioenergy Herbaceous Energy Crops (switchgrass)I have longstanding interests in the genetics, genomics, and patterns of local adaptation in C4 perennial grasses. I've been involved in developing genomic resources for switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), including involvement in genome assembly, diversity studies, GWAS, and QTL mapping and a diversity of physiological studies. I've been involved in organizing and managing field trials of spaced and stand plantings of switchgrass to study local adaptation across the species range. We've been interested in many aspects of the biology of switchgrass including studies of winter hardiness, resistence to fungal pathogens, tissue composition, adaptation to growing season length, flowering time variability, and drought tolerance.

In terms of capabilities, we maintain the large living collection of switchgrass germplasm. We have extensive experience running academic scale field trials including using high-throughput phenotyping (UAV and mini-rhizotron equipment) to characterize above and belowground growth and biomass productivity. We have some experience using NIR to characterize plant tissue. We have expertise in utilizing genomic resources to characterize genetic variability, genotype-phenotype relationships, and in genomic prediction.
Website: https://sites.cns.utexas.edu/juenger_lab/home

Email: tjuenger@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: 5128099449

Address: University of Texas at Austin, Department of Integrative Biology, 2401 Speedway Blvd., Austin, TX, 78712, United States
TX
 Cornell UniversityLarry SmartProfessor Academic Bioenergy Short Rotation Woody CropsI have been breeding shrub willow bioenergy crops for more than 25 years, have commercialized several high-yielding willow varieties, and have many new selections in the pipeline for future commercial deployment. I have studied the genetic basis for hybrid vigor, biomass composition, and disease resistance. I have a number of resources to support a project in the Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops program.
Website: https://willow.cals.cornell.edu/

Email: lbs33@cornell.edu

Phone: 3157872490

Address: 630 West North Street, 111 Surge Lab, Geneva, NY, 14456, United States
NY
 Sandia National LaboratoriesDamian CarrieriManager Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Bioenergy  Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) Bioenergy Technology Program is a trusted research institution in
providing the foundational science and technology to enable the production of renewable, high-
performance fuels and bio-advantaged products from biomass.
Being committed to DOE’s SAF Grand Challenge and Industrial Decarbonization efforts, Sandia’s
capabilities and research priorities closely align with the area of interest for this call. While Sandia has
many areas of expertise, this program area specializes in:
1. Research regarding cultivation and conversion of algae as a feedstock
2. Soil carbon management
3. Proteinaceous containing biomass conversion
Sandia is seeking to team with organizations having interest in: algae cultivation and establishing an
algae biomass revenue stream, microbiome tuning to augment algal production and/or protection,
waste water management, hydrotreated esters and fatty acids, the value proposition for secondary
crops for fuels, and predictive modeling of soil carbon under different climate scenarios and others.
Note: The desired organizational interests listed above for the Bioenergy Technology Program at Sandia
is not limited to those listed.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National
Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell
International Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under
contract DE-NA0003525.
Website: https://energy.sandia.gov/programs/sustainable-transportation/bioenergy/

Email: djcarri@sandia.gov

Phone: 925.409.6673

Address: 7011 East Avenue, Livermore, CA, 94550, United States
CA
 FarmMaxTy StukenholtzPartner Small Business Integrated Strategies Biomass harvesting systems for Agricultural cropsAgricultural engineers with 25 years if experience developing patented biomass harvesting systems for various plant types. Experienced in sustainable harvesting, transportation and storage of biomass materials.
Website: www.farmmax.us

Email: Ty@farmmax.us

Phone: 402-682-1665

Address: 1704 N St, Auburn, NE, 68305, United States
NE
 Bunge North America, Inc.Liz PayneGovernment Affairs Director Large Business Bioenergy Subtopic Area 1c: Intermediate CropsAt Bunge our purpose is to connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. With more than two centuries of experience, unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships, we work to put quality food on the table, increase sustainability where we operate, strengthen global food security, and help communities prosper. As the world’s leader in oilseed processing and a leading producer and supplier of specialty plant-based oils and fats, we value our partnerships with farmers to improve the productivity and environmental efficiency of agriculture across our value chains and to bring quality products from where they’re grown to where they’re consumed. Bunge is leading an industry collaboration to introduce proprietary winter canola hybrids that produce plant-based oil with a lower carbon profile in the southern United States. The proprietary winter canola hybrids can be used in a double crop system. Bunge is contracting with farmers to purchase the harvested winter canola crop and process the oil for renewable fuels. Rotational winter oilseeds play a key role in Bunge's strategy to continue to develop next generation low carbon feedstocks.
Website: https://bunge.com/

Email: liz.payne@bunge.com

Phone: 202-216-2482

Address: 25 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
DC
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