December 29 (SeeNews) - The Energy Department (DOE) is awarding USD 12.9 million (EUR 12.4m) in federal funds to six US pilot and demonstration-scale bioenergy projects, it said Wednesday.
These funds come under phase I of the “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower.” Details on the winning projects are available in the table.
|Company||Funding (in USD)||Project focus|
|Avapco LLC||3.7 million||Demo-scale integrated biorefinery to use a biomass-to-ethanol and alcohol-to-jet processes to make jet fuel from woody biomass.|
|LanzaTech Inc||4 million||Integrated demo-scale biorefinery to make low-carbon jet and diesel fuels from industrial waste gases.|
|Global Algae Innovations||1.2 million||Pilot-scale algae biofuel facility with improved productivity of open pond cultivation and more energy-efficient algae harvest.|
|ThermoChem Recovery International Inc||0.8 million||Pilot-scale integrated biorefinery to produce transportation fuels from woody waste and agricultural feedstocks.|
|Rialto Bioenergy LLC||2 million||Biorefinery that will convert biomass into a high-nutrient fertilizer and produce biopower.|
|Water Environment & Reuse Foundation||1.2 million||Pilot-scale integrated biorefinery to turn wastewater treatment sludge into biocrude oil, biogas, and fertilizer.|
The projects can apply for phase II funding, seen to be awarded in 2018, if they demonstrate progress and the ability to alone secure financing for 50% of the total cost. Additional federal funds of up to USD 15 million are planned for pilot-scale facilities and up to USD 45 million for demonstration-scale facilities.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.96)