Request for Information: Conversion Technologies for Advanced Biofuels

November 14, 2012

The Energy Department has issued a request for information (RFI) to obtain input from stakeholders and the research community regarding technologies for the deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass to intermediates and for the upgrading of biomass derived intermediates to hydrocarbon transportation fuels and blendstocks, as summarized in the accompanying draft Conversion Technologies for Advanced Biofuels (CTAB) Roadmap. Additionally, this RFI is providing all stakeholders with an opportunity to contribute their views and opinions regarding the Energy Department's draft roadmap that resulted from its CTAB roadmapping workshop held December 6–8, 2011.

Although the Energy Department may determine as the result of this RFI to issue a formal Funding Opportunity Announcement, there is no guarantee that future funding opportunities or other activities will be undertaken as a result of this RFI.

The full RFI can be found on the FedConnect website by searching for Reference Number DE-FOA-0000775. Instructions for submitting comments are contained in the full text of the RFI. When you open the announcement, there will be a list of documentation on the right side of the screen; click on any attachment to view it—the "BODY" attachment is the full RFI.

Responses must be submitted through the CTAB Mailbox by 11/19/12 to be reviewed for inclusion in the CTAB Roadmap.

The referenced RFI documents are only available through the FedConnect system and will not be provided by Energy Department personnel via any other means. If you are having trouble accessing the RFI, please contact the FedConnect help desk to resolve the issue(s), by phone (1-800-899-6665) or e-mail.