Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement Selections

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The project descriptions and factual representations provided in this table are those of the selected awardees and do not constitute the views or opinions of the U.S. Department of Energy, its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, or its Bioenergy Technologies Office. Neither the United States nor the U.S. Department of Energy, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Moreover, references in the tables to any organization, entity, commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favor by the United States Government or the U.S. Department of Energy.

Selectee

Location

(city, state)

Project Title

Federal Share

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