On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, ARPA-E issued a Request For Information (RFI) focused on accelerating the development of transformative market-ready non-photosynthetic biofuel technologies. ARPA-E’s Electrofuels program has successfully supported several technologies on the lab-scale that allow microorganisms to combine chemical or electrical energy with carbon to create liquid transportation fuels. Now, ARPA-E is seeking input from industry, academia, and other interested stakeholders on the steps and challenges necessary to scale-up and apply these and related technologies in a commercial-scale facility. More information is available in the RFI.
Please note that in accordance with the terms of the RFI, responsesmust be received by April 30, 2012 at ARPA-E-RFI-FUELS@hq.doe.gov. Responses received via any other means will not be considered. Please also note that this RFI is not a FOA and requests for funding cannot be accommodated under this RFI.
As a result of this RFI, ARPA-E may choose to hold a public workshop. Interested stakeholders may wish to subscribe to the ARPA-E workshop RSS here.