The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Agile BioFoundry (ABF) consortium is overseeing a funding opportunity for industry and academic partners to utilize ABF capabilities.
This funding opportunity provides resources to ABF teams to perform research on behalf of external, collaborating investigators, for developing novel microbial hosts, augmenting titer, rate and yield of bioproducts, and creating new capabilities & approaches to improve the Design-Build-Test-Learn biomanufacturing cycle.
Proposers should identify how their project can leverage and may ultimately contribute to the ABF’s capabilities. Submissions should also clearly identify how the work addresses BETO goals of supporting the decarbonization of various industrial sectors, including development of sustainable bio-based products, sustainable aviation fuels, or other impacts in transportation.
This opportunity funds competitively-selected agreements between BETO laboratory consortia and partners from industry and academia. No less than $3M will be available for this funding opportunity. We anticipate that approximately 4 projects will be selected with a project duration of up to two years.