By U.S. DOE BETO Office.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the launch of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects Map, an interactive map depicting all of BETO’s recent projects throughout the United States that are competitively awarded through the SBIR program. SBIR grants are awarded for the development of new ideas and innovative research, focusing on areas where small businesses can have an impact, including the biomass industry. The SBIR program is part of a larger effort overseen by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
BETO is focused on forming partnerships with key stakeholders to develop technologies for advanced biofuels production from lignocellulosic and algal biomass. The topics of the annual SBIR solicitation vary from year to year; however, previous topics have included feedstock logistics, bio-oil conversion technology, waste to energy, and process intensification. More information about topics and the schedule of the solicitation are available on EERE’s SBIR website. Applicants to the SBIR program are encouraged to be consistent with and have performance metrics linked to BETO’s Multi-Year Program Plan.