The following are links to information on solicitations offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal programs and offices that may be investing in bioenergy and related renewable technologies.

Bioenergy Small Business Solicitations

The Bioenergy Technologies Office has an annual Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) solicitation. The topics are generally posted in the first quarter of the fiscal year (FY) (between October and December). The exact schedule is posted on the Office of Science SBIR / STTR website.

The solicitation focuses on areas where small businesses can have an impact on the bioenergy industry. Previous topics include feedstock logistics, bio-oil conversion technology, waste-to-energy, process intensification, and biomass cookstoves.  Expanded descriptions of these topics are also available at the Office of Science SBIR / STTR website.

Awardees for the FY 2022 Phase 2, Release 2 funding opportunity were announced on July 11, 2022 and include six projects funded by BETO.  BETO will advance its mission to help transform the Nation’s renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower through these selected projects.  

Please visit the Office of Energy Efficiency (EERE) and Renewable Energy's SBIR/STTR page to learn about small business funding opportunities in other EERE research areas.

Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI)

The Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) is a multi-agency effort to coordinate and accelerate all federal biobased products and bioenergy research and development. BRDI issues annual joint solicitations funded by the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture.

EERE Program Solicitations

EERE's Financial Opportunities web page provides links to useful resources about financing and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for the home, business, industry, utilities, and government. In addition, solicitation information may be accessed directly from certain EERE programs and offices, as well as EERE partnership programs.

Links to Other Sources of Funds

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
Office of Science