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Funding Opportunity Number:
May 06, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jun 30, 2009
In order for the Biomass Program to meet
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jun 30, 2009
In order for the Biomass Program to meet
Sep 05, 2009
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Renewable Energy Research and Development
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Golden Field Office
The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is
posted in FedConnect, and is
found by going to
ies.aspx. Under Search Criteria, select Reference Number, and in the next
enter the FOA number (you may also search by other criteria). It is the
responsibility of the applicant, prior to the Application due date and
verify successful transmission.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) enables
to support renewable energy research, development, demonstration and
activities, which includes accelerating the development of biomass
technologies. Recovery Act funds specifically assist in expediting the
construction and deployment of ¿shovel-ready¿ projects and to create jobs.
Other requirements for Recovery Act projects can be found at Recovery.gov
in the OMB guidelines. All proposals must demonstrate the understanding
compliance with Recovery Act intentions and OMB guidelines.
The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will be to
integrated biorefinery projects that have the necessary technical and
performance data that validates their readiness for the next level of
scale-up. In general, ¿integrated biorefineries¿ employ various
of feedstocks and conversion technologies to produce a variety of
with the main focus on producing biofuels and bioproducts. Co- or
can include additional fuels, chemicals (or other materials), and heat and
power. For the purpose of this FOA, the term ¿integrated biorefinery¿ is
facility that uses an ¿acceptable feedstock¿ (as defined in the FOA), to
produce a biofuel or bioproduct as the ¿primary product¿ (as defined in
FOA) and may produce other products including additional fuels, chemicals
other materials), and heat and power as co-products. These integrated
biorefineries would produce, as their primary product, a liquid
fuel that supports, depending on topic area, meeting the advanced,
advanced biofuels portion of the Energy Independence and Security Act of
(EISA) Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) or, depending on topic area, a
that substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and products.
DOE encourages applications that propose novel or breakthrough
those that include appropriate collaboration between and among industry,
academia, and DOE National Laboratories, FFRDCs (Federally Funded Research
Development Centers) or other government-funded facilities.
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with FedConnect. Before you can register with FedConnect, you will need
1. Your company¿s DUNS (including plus 4 extension if applicable). If you
don¿t know your
company¿s DUNS or if your company does not have a DUNS you can search for
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not currently registered with CCR, please register at www.ccr.gov before
continuing with your FedConnect registration.
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company to register, FedConnect will need to create a company account.
person who knows your company¿s CCR MPIN can do this. To find out who this
in your company, go to http://www.ccr.gov/ and click Search CCR. Once
found your company, locate the Electronic Business Point of Contact.
After the initial FedConnect account is created, employees can register
the MPIN. If you are not sure whether your company has an account with
worry. Complete the registration form and FedConnect will let you know.
Applicants who are not registered with CCR and FedConnect, should allow at
least 21 days
to complete these requirements. It is suggested that the process be
possible. For those Applicants already registered in CCR, the CCR
must be updated annually at http://www.ccr.gov/Renew.aspx.
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interested party to submit questions, and to view responses to questions.
is recommended that you register as soon after release of the FOA as
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question and answer have already been posted on the website.
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