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Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI)

The Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) is a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). For fiscal year 2012, BRDI requires applicants to integrate all three legislatively mandated technical areas which include: (A) Feedstocks development, (B) Biofuels and biobased products development, and (C) Biofuels and biobased products development analysis. PLEASE NOTE: DOE administers the pre-application phase and USDA-NIFA administers the invited full application phase.

Special Notation

Biobased Products and Processing Webpage

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Small Business
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Unrestricted (See Eligibility Description)
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Institution of Higher Education, National Laboratory, Federal Research Agency, State Research Agency, Private Sector Entity, Non-Profit Organization and/or a consortium of 2 or more entities identified as eligible.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) June 13, 2012
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    August 3, 2012
    Estimated Total Program Funding $35,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $3,000,000.00 to $7,000,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements 20% research and development projects, 50% for demonstration
    For More Information Contact William Goldner
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-9008-003828
    CFDA Number 10.312
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