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1 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden U.S. Department of Energy Overview of DOE Biomass/Biofuels Initiatives.

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1 1 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden U.S. Department of Energy Overview of DOE Biomass/Biofuels Initiatives

2 2 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden Sustainable Biofuels, Biopower, and Bioproducts The Biomass Program is working to advance biomass technologies in support of DOE’s mission to strengthen America’s energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality through: Feedstocks Improving conversion efficiencies and costs Evaluating vehicle emissions, performance, and deployment options Providing a clean, domestic, dispatchable renewable source of power Expanding portfolio beyond cellulosic ethanol to hydrocarbon fuels Developing lower cost feedstock logistics systems Conversion technologies Systematically validating and deploying technology at first-of-a-kind facilities Infrastructure Biopower Advanced biofuels Integrated biorefineries

3 3 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden Budget Requests

4 4 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden Budget Breakdown FY 2011 FY 2009 ARRA funding cover TRL 6-7

5 5 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden Planned Distribution of FY11 Request Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Percentage of requested funding

6 6 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden Recovery Act Funding and Initiatives $800 Million in Funding to Biomass Program $509M Pilot and Demonstration-Scale Biorefineries Validate technologies for integrated production of advanced biofuels, products, and power to enable financing and replication. In 2009, DOE selected - 12 pilot-scale projects for up to $25M each - 4 demonstration-scale projects for up to $50M - 2 research and development projects for $2.5M each $82MCommercial-Scale Biorefineries Increase in funding for one previously awarded project to expedite construction and accelerate commissioning and start-up $107MFundamental Research $18M: Integrated Process Development Unit $5M: Sustainability research with Office of Science, National Laboratory, university, and USDA partners $35M: National Advanced Biofuels Consortium (NABC) to accelerate demonstration $49M: National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and BioProducts Consortium (NAABB) to accelerate demonstration (focused on algae)

7 7 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden NABC Research Strategies Consortium Leads: NREL, PNNL Consortium Partners: Albemarle, Amyris, ANL, BP Products, Catchlight, Colorado School of Mines, Iowa State Univ., LANL, Pall, RTI, Tesoro, UC Davis, UOP, Virent, Washington State Univ NABC matrix of technology and strategy teams will ensure development of complete integrated processes. Project Objective: Develop cost-effective technologies that supplement petroleum-derived fuels with advanced “drop-in” biofuels that are compatible with today’s transportation infrastructure and are produced in a sustainable manner. ARRA Funded: DOE Funding $33.8M/Cost Share $12.5M over 3 years

8 8 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden Biofuels Consortia: Algal Biofuels R&D  National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts  Sustainable Algal Biofuels Consortium  Consortium for Algal Biofuels Commercialization  Cellana, LLC Consortium Breaking down critical barriers to the commercialization of algae based biofuels such as aviation fuels, diesel, and gasoline that can be transported and sold using today’s existing fueling infrastructure. ARRA-funded Appropriations funded

9 9 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden Integrated Biorefineries

10 10 | Golden Field Officewww.eere.energy.gov/golden Funding Opportunities Recent Funding Opportunities –Integrated Process Improvements for Biochemical Conversion of Biomass Sugars: From Pretreatment to Substitutes for Petroleum-based Feedstocks, Products and Fuels Funding Opportunity Announcement Number: DE-FOA Application Due Date: 02/07/2011, 11:59 PM Eastern Time Open Funding Opportunities –Upgrading of Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oil (Bio-oil) Funding Opportunity Announcement Number: DE-FOA Application Due Date: July 9, :59 PM Eastern Time Possible Future Opportunities –Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) Joint DOE/USDA

11 Bioenergy Research Centers DOE Office of Science Office of Science: Investing up to $400 million in three new centers The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center –Univ of Wisconsin/Michigan St Univ –Breeding new varieties, processing techniques and agents for breaking down cellulose, and improving the microbial and chemical processes that convert biomass The BioEnergy Science Center – Oak Ridge National Laboratory –Focuses on consolidated bioprocessing using a single microorganism or group of organisms to break down plant matter through a one-step conversion method The Joint BioEnergy Institute – Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory –R&D focus is on the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into biofuels At the frontier between basic and applied science Targeting breakthroughs in biofuel technology to make abundant, affordable, low-carbon biofuels a reality


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