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Reducing Agricultural Carbon Intensity and Protecting Algal Crops (RACIPAC)

Federal Agency


Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)


To enable the sustainable use of domestic biomass and waste resources, such as agricultural residues and algae, to produce low-carbon biofuels and bioproducts. Funding will focus on two topic areas: Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices for Low-Carbon Intensity Feedstocks, and Algae Crop Protection.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible entities include institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, non-profit entities, state and local governmental entities, and Tribal Nations. Foreign entities, incorporated consortia, and unincorporated consortia are also eligible to apply.

Decarbonization Considerations

Bioenergy technologies can enable a transition to a clean energy economy, create high quality jobs, support rural economies, and spur innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production – the bioeconomy. The activities funded by BETO through this opportunity support DOE’s investment in the production of biofuels and bioproducts; innovation and growth in agricultural industries; the development and deployment of bioenergy technologies; and the achievement of an economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources:

Helpful Tips

Only applicants who have submitted an eligible Concept Paper will be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Other Notes


Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

March 20, 2023 (Concept Paper); May 16, 2023 (Full Application)

Funding Available


Max Award Amount


Expected Allocations

7 to 9

Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

20% cost share required

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