U.S. Announces Up to $8.7 Million for Biomass Research and Development

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the Energy Department announced that up to $8.7 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products.

Projects funded through BRDI will help develop economically and environmentally sustainable sources of renewable biomass and increase the availability of renewable fuels and biobased products that can help reduce the need for gasoline and diesel fuels and diversify our energy portfolio.

The funds will be made available through BRDI in fiscal year 2015. Funding applicants must propose projects that integrate science and engineering research in one of the following three areas: feedstock development, biofuels and biobased products development, or biofuels development analysis.

For more information and application requirements, visit grants.gov under Reference Number USDA-NIFA-9008-004957.

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