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(city, state)

Project Title

Federal Share

Topic Area 1: Cultivation Intensification Processes for Algae

New Mexico Consortium

Los Alamos, NM

Optimizing Selection Pressures and Pest Management to Maximize Algal Biomass Yield (OSPREY)


Global Algae Innovations

San Diego, CA

Innovations in Algae Cultivation


Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

Algal Productivity Enhancements by Rapid Screening and Selection of Improved Biomass and Lipid Producing Phototrophs (APEX)


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

Improving the Productivity and Performance of Large-Scale Integrated Algal Systems for Wastewater Treatment and Biofuel Production


Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Decision-Model Supported Algal Cultivation Process Enhancement


Topic Area 2: Biomass Component Variability and Feedstock Conversion Interface

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

Enhanced Feedstock Characterization and Modeling to Facilitate Optimal Preprocessing and Deconstruction of Corn Stover


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

WIFT: Single-pass, Weather Independent Fractionation Technology for Improved Property Control of Corn Stover Feedstock


University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Sulfur Profiling in Pine Residues and Its Impact on Thermochemical Conversion


University of South Carolina

North Charleston, SC

Polymer Products from Lignin Through De-aromatization and COOH Functionalization


Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

Modeling Feedstock Performance and Conversion Operations


University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Machine Learning Based Modeling Framework to Relate Biomass Tissue Properties With Handling And Conversion Performances


Penn State University

University Park, PA

Characterization of Mechanical Biomass Particle-Particle and Particle-Wall Interactions


Topic Area 3: Efficient Wood Heaters

MF Fire Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Swirl Stove: Swirling Combustion for Efficient Wood Burning


ISB Marketing

South Bend, IL

Automated Wood Stove UFEC23


MF Fire Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Fire MAPS - Secure Performance Monitoring and User Alerts System


Topic Area 4: Systems Research of Advanced Hydrocarbon Biofuel Technologies

T2C-Energy, LLC

Pinellas Park, FL

TRIFTS Catalytic Conversion of Biogas to Drop-in Renewable Diesel Fuel


OxEon Energy LLC

North Salt Lake, UT

Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Biomass Generated Carbon Dioxide


RTI International

Research Triangle Park, NC

Integrated Reactive Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis System for Advanced Hydrocarbon Biofuels


Gas Technology Institute

Des Plaines, IL

Integration of IH2 with the Cool H2 Reformer for the Conversion of Cellulosic Biomass to Drop in Fuel


Topic Area 5: Optimization of Bio-Derived Jet Fuel Blends

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

Higher Energy-content Jet Blending Components Derived from Ethanol


University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

Cellulosic Derived Advantaged Jet Fuel



Irvine, CA

Production Of Renewable Cycloalkanes From Ethanol For Blending With Jet Fuel To Enhance Energy Density And Material Compatibility And Reduce Particulate Emissions


Topic Area 6: Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Wastes

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Electro-Enhanced Conversion of Wet Waste to Products Beyond Methane


Topic Area 7: Advanced Bioprocessing and Agile BioFoundry

Pow Genetic Solutions, Inc

Berkeley, CA

Tightly Regulated Separation of Growth and Production in a Contamination-Resistant Two-Chamber System for Robust Continuous Bioprocessing


Invizyne Technologies, Inc.

Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Towards Economical Cell-free Isobutanol Production


University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Accelerating Polyketide Synthase Engineering for High TRY Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts


University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Developing Multi-Gene CRISPRa/i Programs to Accelerate DBTL Cycles in ABF Hosts Engineered for Chemical Production


Topic Area 8: Plastics in the Circular Carbon Economy

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

ResIn: Responsible Innovation for Highly Recyclable Plastics



Goleta, CA

Recyclable Thermoset Polymers from Lignin Derived Phenols


University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA

Bioconversion of Heterogeneous Polyester Wastes to High-Value Chemical Products


Washington State University

Pullman, WA

Upcycling of CFRP Waste: Viable Eco-friendly Chemical Recycling and Manufacturing of Novel Repairable and Recyclable Composites


Topic Area 9: Rethinking Anaerobic Digestion

State University of New York, Albany

Albany, NY

Novel and Viable Technologies for Converting Wet Organic Waste Streams to High Value Products


Washington State University

Pullman, WA

An Advanced Pretreatment/Anaerobic Digestion (APAD) Technology for Increased Conversion of Sewage Sludge to Bio-Natural Gas in Small-Scale Wastewater Plants of Less Than Five Dry Ton Sewage Sludge/Day


Topic Area 10: Reducing Water, Energy, and Emissions in Bioenergy

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Multi-Input, Multi-Output Biorefineries to Reduce Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollutant Emissions


Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Agent-based Modeling for the Multi-objective Optimization of Energy Production Pathways