Reducing Agricultural Carbon Intensity and Protecting Algal Crops (RACIPAC)
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.
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.
See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/
Only applicants who have submitted an eligible Concept Paper will be eligible to submit a Full Application.