The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) is an integrated and collaborative network of nine U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories dedicated to addressing the technical risks that integrated pioneer biorefineries face. The goal of the FCIC is to develop science-based knowledge and tools to understand biomass feedstock and process variability, improving overall operational reliability, conversion performance, and product quality across the biomass value chain.
Learn more about FCIC, download the FCIC fact sheet, and view past webinars.
Learn more about the FCIC's new open-source tools to predict biomass flow behavior and to predict blade wear. You can also download the FCIC’s Annual Review of Research FY2021 report for an overview of the accomplishments of FCIC researchers in fiscal year 2021.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Call
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is offering a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) call for industry and universities interested in leveraging the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium’s (FCIC’s) capabilities.
This opportunity will fund competitively selected CRADAs between FCIC partner laboratories and partners from industry and academia. No less than $2 million will be available for this CRADA call and up to four projects will be selected with a project duration of up to three years.
Capabilities and Facilities
Papers and reports have been published concerning FCIC research. Review a list of publications.
The FCIC is led by a principal investigator and project manager, three DOE technology managers, eight task leads, and laboratory relationship managers.
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The FCIC consists of nine DOE National Laboratories and an Industry Advisory Board, as well as industry, university, and other DOE consortia partners.
Learn more about FCIC partners.