DOE offers $14M for cellulosic bioenergy crops, systems

Source: Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter • Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Department of Energy today said it would provide up to $14 million to boost the sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy systems.

Funding will go toward projects that use “landscape design” to strategically develop cellulosic bioenergy crops and systems in ways that will help existing forestry and agricultural systems, DOE said.

A project might, for example, involve growing energy crops in areas where they can also help improve local water quality.

The department said it would accept applications for projects dealing with production of plant feedstocks, logistics systems and technology development. DOE announced the funding opportunity today through its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.