Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI)

Program: 
Biobased Products & Processing Programs | Forests Programs

The USDA's, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment (IBCE) and the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Golden Field Office, Bioenergy Technologies Office announce the interagency Program to support the development of a biomass-based industry in the United States, as originally established in Section 9001(a) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-246), re-authorized the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) financial assistance program by amending section 9008 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA), as amended, (Pub. L. 107-171) (7 U.S.C. 8108). Collaboration between DOE and USDA on BRDI is directed under section 9008(e)(1) of FSRIA, as amended. Additionally, DOE provides funds guided by certain administrative provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Section 9008(e)(3) of FSRIA provides direction and guidance on the technical areas as described in BRDI. The technical areas are: (A) Feedstocks development, (B) Biofuels and biobased products development, and (C) Biofuels development analysis.

Eligibility Details

More Information on Eligibility: 
Institution of Higher Education, National Laboratory, Federal Research Agency, State Research Agency, Private Sector Entity, Non-Profit Organization and/or a consortium of 2 or more entities identified as eligible.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Closing Date: 
Monday, July 27, 2015
Other Due Date: 
Concept Paper Due: Friday, March 27, 2015

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Daniel Cassidy
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-9008-004957
CFDA number: 
10.312
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
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Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$8,700,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
20% research and development projects, 50% for demonstration