U.S. Department of Energy Announces Up to $8.8 Million to Enable Breakthroughs in Algae-Based Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Sept. 8 the selection of four additional projects through the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity to receive up to $8.8 million.

The awardees—the Colorado School of Mines, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of Toledo, and the University of California, San Diego—will develop high-impact tools and techniques to increase the productivity of algae organisms in order to reduce the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts.

This funding supports the development of a U.S. bioeconomy that can help create jobs, spur innovation, and achieve national energy security.

Check out DOE’s announcement for more information on the selections, and learn how the Bioenergy Technologies Office supports algal biofuel technologies research.