Bioenergy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2019 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

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)

$4,999,475

Global Algae Innovations

San Diego, CA

Innovations in Algae Cultivation

$4,500,000

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

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

$3,936,302

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

$3,011,601

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Decision-Model Supported Algal Cultivation Process Enhancement

$3,500,000

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

$1,300,000

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

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

$1,248,748

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Sulfur Profiling in Pine Residues and Its Impact on Thermochemical Conversion

$1,641,922

University of South Carolina

North Charleston, SC

Polymer Products from Lignin Through De-aromatization and COOH Functionalization

$879,000

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

Modeling Feedstock Performance and Conversion Operations

$1,378,384

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

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

$1,451,342

Penn State University

University Park, PA

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

$707,323

Topic Area 3: Efficient Wood Heaters

MF Fire Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Swirl Stove: Swirling Combustion for Efficient Wood Burning

$998,937

ISB Marketing

South Bend, IL

Automated Wood Stove UFEC23

$1,019,252

MF Fire Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Fire MAPS - Secure Performance Monitoring and User Alerts System

$989,644

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

$2,327,759

OxEon Energy LLC

North Salt Lake, UT

Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Biomass Generated Carbon Dioxide

$1,995,389

RTI International

Research Triangle Park, NC

Integrated Reactive Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis System for Advanced Hydrocarbon Biofuels

$2,400,000

Gas Technology Institute

Des Plaines, IL

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

$1,276,852

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

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

Higher Energy-content Jet Blending Components Derived from Ethanol

$1,774,214

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

Cellulosic Derived Advantaged Jet Fuel

$1,791,048

Vertimass

Irvine, CA

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

$1,434,738

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

$5,067,538

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

$2,468,821 

Invizyne Technologies, Inc.

Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Towards Economical Cell-free Isobutanol Production

$2,078,605 

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

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

$2,500,000

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

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

$1,815,906

Topic Area 8: Plastics in the Circular Carbon Economy

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

ResIn: Responsible Innovation for Highly Recyclable Plastics

$2,499,999

Spero

Goleta, CA

Recyclable Thermoset Polymers from Lignin Derived Phenols

$2,000,000

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA

Bioconversion of Heterogeneous Polyester Wastes to High-Value Chemical Products

$1,500,814

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

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

$1,609,883

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

$2,698,542

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

$2,428,281

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

$1,000,000

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

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

$1,000,000