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SelecteeLocation (City, State)Project TitleDOE Share
Topic 1: Scale-Up of Bench Applications
University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, ALInnovation and optimization of the Szego Mill for reliable, efficient, and successful up-scaling of the deacetylation and mechanical refining process for biofuel production$3,053,043
University of North DakotaGrand Forks, NDScale-Up of the Primary Conversion Reactor to Generate a Lignin-Derived Cyclohexane Jet Fuel$3,745,000
Earth Energy Renewables, LLCBryan, TXScale-up and Qualification of Net-Zero Sustainable Aviation Fuels from Wet Waste$4,000,000
Global Algae InnovationsSan Diego, CAScale-up of Novel Algae Drying and Extraction Unit Operations$4,000,000
North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NCScaling Up Biocrude Derived Anode Material (BDAM)$3,999,938
Oregon State UniversityCorvallis, ORMicrochannel Reactor for Ethanol to n-Butene Conversion$4,000,000
Research Triangle InstituteResearch Triangle Park, NCIntegrated Separations to Improve Biocrude Recovery for Biofuels and Bioproducts$3,690,002
Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, GAConversion of 2,3-Butanediol to Biojet Fuel: Scale-up and Technoeconomic Analysis of Energy-Efficient Separations and Fermentative Diol Production$3,001,359
Topic 2: Waste to Energy Strategies for the Bioeconomy
AMP RoboticsLouisville, COArtificial Neural Network for MSW Characterization$1,886,922
Gas Technology InstituteWoodland Hills, CADecontamination of Non-recyclable MSW and Preprocessing for Conversion to Diesel$2,500,000
UHV TechnologiesLexington, KYAdvanced Sensing for Characterization and Sorting of Non-Recyclable Plastics Using Sensor Fusion with Artificial Intelligence$2,500,000
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OHHigh Precision Sorting, Fractionation, and Formulation of Municipal Solid Waste for Biochemical Conversion$2,089,767
University of Maryland -
College Park 
College Park, MDInnovative Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Production with Microbial Electrochemical Technology (MET) Incorporation for Community-Scale Waste Valorization$1,985,230
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJSynergistic Thermo-Microbial-Electrochemical (T-MEC) Approach for Drop-In Fuel Production from Wet Waste$2,500,000
University of Illinois at
Champaign, ILProcess Optimization and Real-Time Control for Synergistic Microalgae Cultivation and Wastewater Treatment$2,000,000
Utah State UniversityLogan UTSynergistic Municipal Wastewater Treatment Using a Rotating Algae Biofilm Reactor$1,877,735
Topic 3: Algae Bioproducts and CO2 Direct-Air-Capture Efficiency
Global Algae InnovationsSan Diego, CAProduction of Algae Biofuel and Bioproducts with CO2 Direct Air Capture$2,000,000
Montana State UniversityBozeman, MTTransforming High pH/High Alkalinity Cultivation through Beneficial Microbiomes and Improved Pond Design$2,000,000
Arizona State UniversityTempe, AZASU’s Polymer-enhanced Cyanobacterial Bioproductivity (AUDACity)$1,999,051
University of California -
San Diego 
La Jolla, CABiomolecular Films for Direct Air Capture of CO2$2,000,000
MicroBio Engineering, Inc. San Luis Obispo, CAMicroalgae Commodities Production with a Direct Air Capture Process$1,999,882
Lumen Bioscience, IncorporatedSeattle, WAAlkaline Carbon Capture and Expression-Streamlined Spirulina Cultivated in Air for Reliable Bioproducts, Oil, and Nutrition$2,000,000
Duke UniversityBeaufort, NCDevelopment of High Value Bioproducts and Enhancement of Direct-Air-Capture Efficiency with a Marine Algae Biofuel Production System$1,967,473
Topic 4: Bio-Restore: Biomass to Restore Natural Resources 
University of Nebraska - LincolnLincoln, NEEXCHANGE: Expanding the Conversion of Habitat in the Northern Great Plains Ecosystem$3,200,000
Mississippi State UniversityMississippi State, MSPoSIES: Populus in the Southeast for Integrated Ecosystem Services$2,035,602
University of FloridaGainesville, FLEvaluation of Energycane for Bioenergy and Sustainable Agricultural Systems (EC-BioSALTS)$3,992,520
Topic 5: Efficient Wood Heaters
NTRE Tech LLCNorth Canton, OHAdvanced Low-Emission Residential Fluid-Bed Biomass Combustor$2,431,050
Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OHSimulation-Driven Design Optimization and Automation for Cordwood-Fueled Room Heaters$2,500,000
Topic 6: Biopower and Products from Urban and Suburban Wastes: North American Multi-University Partnership for Research and Education
University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MIIntegrated biochemical and electrochemical technologies (IBET) to convert organic waste to biopower via North American research and educational partnerships$5,000,000
University of Wisconsin at Madison Madison, WIMulti-University Center on Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics (CUWP)$10,000,000
Topic 7: Scalable CO2 Electrocatalysis 
Dioxide MaterialsBoca Raton, FLElectrolyzers For CO2 Conversion from BioSources$2,500,000
University of DelawareNewark, DEElectrochemical Production of Formic Acid from Carbon Dioxide in Solid Electrolytes$2,497,686
Opus 12Berkeley, CAPEM CO2 Electrolyzer Scaleup to enable MW-Scale Electrochemical Modules$2,500,000

Official notices can be found at EERE Exchange or To view all current solicitations for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), see the EERE Funding Opportunities page. This list is for information only—it may not be inclusive of all solicitations. Funding amounts and schedule dates are subject to change.