The Department of Energy has announced about $6 million in funding for projects that will develop and demonstrate supply chain technologies to deliver commercial-scale lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks to biorefineries across the country.

This funding will help accelerate the development of integrated, cost-effective supply chain systems that reduce time and costs to produce affordable, clean transportation energy options. Sustainable biofuels could displace approximately one-third of America's current transportation petroleum use. Successfully expanding biofuels production in the U.S. will require leveraging existing infrastructure as well as designing and deploying new, cost-effective supply chain technologies that integrate harvesting, collection, preprocessing, transportation, and storage.

This funding opportunity will focus on developing new logistics strategies and technologies that address key challenges in large-scale biomass feedstock transportation, such as format and quality variability, storage stability, bulk and energy density, handling characteristics, and variable conversion performance. All selected projects will require a cost share contribution by the grant recipient, including 20% for research and development activities and 50% for demonstration activities

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