Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement Selections

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BioEnergy Engineering for Products Synthesis

Topic Area 1: ChemCatBio Industry Partnerships

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

Intensified biogas conversion to value-added fuels and chemicals

$1,836,459

Topic Area 2: Agile BioFoundry Industry Partnership Initiative

Lygos, Inc.

Berkeley, CA

Accelerating engineered microbe optimization through machine learning and multiomics datasets

$2,000,000

ZymoChem

Castro Valley, CA

Development of Bacillus as an industrial host for the microbial production of biopolymers

$1,321,381

University of California, San Diego

San Diego, CA

Conversion of cellulosic sugars to high-quality polyurethane foams using synthetic biology and machine learning on algae

$2,000,000

Topic Area 3 : Performance Advantaged Bioproducts

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Identifying Performance Advantaged Biobased Chemicals Utilizing Bioprivileged Molecules

$2,500,000

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Design and development of bio-advantaged vitrimers as closed-loop bioproducts

$1,997,861

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Cellulose-Chitin Composites for Performance Advantaged Barrier Packaging Bioproducts

$1,015,501

Arzeda

Seattle, WA

Fermentative production of Tulipalin A: a next-generation, sustainable monomer that drastically improves the Performance of pMMA

$1,997,854

Topic Area 4: Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet Organic Waste Streams

Visolis

Berkeley, CA

Integrated Biorefinery for Chemicals and Fuels Production from Waste Biomass

$1,999,333

Xylome Corporation

Madison, WI

Biodiesel and higher value products from stillage fiber

$1,040,426

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

Catalytic Upgrading of Carbohydrates in Waste Streams to Hydrocarbons

$2,475,807

Topic Area 5: Rewiring Carbon Utilization

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

Development of a scalable, robust electrocatalytic technology for conversion of CO2 to formic acid via microstructured materials

$1,483,983

LanzaTech, Inc.

Skokie, IL

Production of bioproducts from electrochemically-generated C1 intermediates

$1,500,000

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Integrating Chemical Catalysis and Biological Conversion of Carbon Intermediates for Deriving Value Added Products from Carbon Dioxide

$951,367

Topic Area 6: Lignin Valorization

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Lignin Fractionation and Valorization:  Focusing on both Value and Quality

$1,795,216

Spero Energy, Inc.

Thousand Oaks, CA

SPERLU Selective Process for Efficient Removal of Lignin and Upgrading

$1,613,457

Efficient Carbon Utilization in Algal Systems

Topic Area 1: Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Utilization Improvement

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Integrating an Industrial Source and Commercial Algae Farm with Innovative CO2 Transfer Membrane and Improved Strain Technologies

$2,145,600

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Multi-pronged Approach of Improved Biological and Physicochemical Systems to Improving Carbon Utilization by Cyanobacterial Cultures

$2,500,000

Global Algae Innovations

San Diego, CA

Algae Cultivation from Flue Gas with High CO2 Utilization Efficiency

$2,500,000

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Membrane Carbonation for 100% Efficient Delivery of Industrial CO2 Gases

$1,992,766

Duke University

Durham, NC

Carbon Utilization Efficiency in Marine Algae Biofuel Production Systems Through Loss Minimization and Carbonate Chemistry Modification

$1,511,515

Topic Area 2: Direct Air Capture Systems

MicroBio Engineering Inc.

San Luis Obispo, CA

Air Carbon for Algae Production - AirCAP

$2,260,880

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Direct Air Capture of CO2 and Delivery to Photobioreactors for Algal Biofuel Production

$1,983,452

Process Development for Advanced Biofuels and Biopower

Topic Area 1: Drop-in Renewable Jet Fuel Blendstocks

Technology Holding LLC

Salt Lake City, UT

Novel Method for Biomass Conversion to Renewable Jet Fuel Blend

$2,500,000

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

Hybrid HEFA-HDCJ Process for the Production of Jet Fuel Blendstocks

$2,762,484

Applied Research Associates

Panama City, FL

Drop-in Renewable Jet Fuel from Brown Grease via the Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process

$2,360,703

Gas Technology Institute

Des Plaines, IL

Cool GTL® for the Production of Jet Fuel from Biogas

$2,986,033

Topic Area 2: Drop-in Renewable Diesel Fuel Blendstocks

Research Triangle Institute

Durham, NC

Bio-crude Production and Upgrading to Renewable Diesel

$2,553,924

LanzaTech, Inc.

Skokie, IL

Ultra-low Sulfur Winterized Diesel

$2,500,000

West Biofuels Development LLC

Woodland, CA

Agricultural and Woody Biomass to Diesel Fuel with Bio-oil Intermediate

$2,200,000

Topic Area 3: Biomass, Biosolids, and Municipal Solid Waste to Energy

Mosaic Materials

Berkeley, CA

High-efficiency Process for RNG Production from Biogas using MOF-based Solid Adsorbents

$1,419,686

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

Maximizing Bio-Renewable Energy from Wet Wastes (M-BREWW)

$1,585,115

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

A Catalytic Process to Convert Municipal Solid Waste Components to Energy

$1,995,199

Affordable and Sustainable Energy Crops

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

Next-Generation Feedstocks for the Emerging Bioeconomy

$5,000,000

Texas A&M AgriLife Research

College Station, TX

Sustainable Herbaceous Energy Crop Production in the Southeast United States

$4,999,539

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

Next Generation Miscanthus: Hybrid Performance Evaluation and Enhanced, Sustainable Feedstock Production and Supply in the Southeast U.S. for Biofuels and Bioproducts

$4,627,161