Advancements In Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 Funding Announced
On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $15 million in funding for the development of algal biofuel intermediate technologies. Technology applicants should be likely to produce 3,700 gallons of algal biofuel intermediate per acre per year on an annualized average basis in an outdoor test environment by 2020. Applicants should also address a topic area within the priority areas of strain/productivity improvement; improvements in pre-processing technologies (harvesting, dewatering, and extraction and/or equivalent processes); and integration of cultivation with pre-processing technologies. Applicants must submit a concept paper by February 12, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (EST), to be eligible to submit a full application by March 25, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. (EST).