Agile BioFoundry Announces 2021 Directed Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Agile BioFoundry (ABF) consortium is overseeing a Directed Funding Opportunity for industry and academic partners to utilize ABF capabilities.

This funding opportunity provides resources for partners to collaborate with ABF’s investigators for developing novel microbial hosts, augmenting titer, rate and yield of bioproducts, and creating new capabilities and approaches to improve the Design-Build-Test-Learn biomanufacturing cycle.

Proposals will leverage the consortium’s world-class capabilities to address challenges in biomanufacturing, as identified by the successful applicants from industry and academia.

This opportunity funds competitively-selected agreements between BETO laboratory consortia and partners from industry and academia. Up to $4 million will be available for this call. We anticipate that approximately five projects will be selected with a project duration of up to two years. 

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