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DOE Feedstock Inventory by Program

This inventory was developed by the members of the Feedstock Logistics Interagency Working Group of the Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board. The purpose of this inventory is to determine the level of logistical activities within the federal government and to identify federal programs engaged in biomass feedstock logistics research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D). The inventory will help improve coordination and collaboration across the federal government to overcome barriers in the commercialization of biofuels.

The table below shows the logistics inventory for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) by program. It includes four program elements:

The competitive grants were specific projects to address high-volume logistical issues. There were five of these projects across the U.S. that addressed different types of feedstocks. The other program elements includes only logistical projects or projects that have some level of logistics as a component. There are also logistical programs at the Idaho National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Overall, there are 18 DOE program units, activities, and example projects in the inventory. The feedstocks includes agricultural residues and energy crops. All aspects of the logistical components of the supply chain are covered in these activities.

Organization: DOE BETO
Program: Logistics Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Fiscal Year 2009
Feedstocks Type Goals & Focus Areas Partners & Collaborators Website

Agricultural residues; herbaceous energy crops

Research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) Design and demonstrate high-impact systems for collecting, storing, preprocessing, and transporting agriculture residues and energy crops. Midwest AGCO; Texas AgriLife; Stinger; Midwest Research Institute; Idaho National Lab; Kansas Bioscience Authority

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Southern pine

RD&D Design and demonstrate high-impact systems for collecting, storing, preprocessing, and transporting agriculture residues and energy crops. Southeastern United States Auburn University; U.S. Forest Service; Corley Land Services

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Agricultural residues; herbaceous energy crops

RD&D Design and demonstrate high-impact systems for collecting, storing, preprocessing, and transporting agriculture residues and energy crops. Specific regions germane to the individual projects and nationwide FDC Enterprises; Antares, Inc.; Kelderman Mfg.; Allied Systems Co.; MacDon; Noble Fdn.; Mendel Biotechnology, Inc.; Kelderman Farms, LLC; Star Seed; Rotochopper; Kansas State University; Abengoa Bioenergy

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Agricultural and forestry residues; herbaceous energy crops

RD&D Design and demonstrate high-impact systems for collecting, storing, preprocessing, and transporting agriculture residues and energy crops. Specific regions germane to the individual projects and nationwide Genera Energy, LLC; University of Tennessee; Marathon Equipment; Laidig Systems; Deere & Company

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Willow and hybrid poplar RD&D Design and demonstrate high-impact systems for collecting, storing, preprocessing, and transporting agriculture residues and energy crops.

Northeast, northwest and upper midwest

SUNY-ESF; Case-New Holland; GreenWood Resources; Mesa Reduction Engineering & Processing, Inc.

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Organization: DOE BETO
Program: Sun Grant Regional Biomass Feedstock Partnership
Feedstocks Type Goals & Focus Areas Partners & Collaborators Website
Crop residues; herbaceous and woody energy crops RD&D Feedstock development and sustainable operations Specific regions germane to the individual projects and nationwide South Dakota State University (Prime) and several dozen Land Grant and other universities, USDA-ARS, Greenwood Resources, Arborgen, Monsanto Sun Grant Initiative website

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Organization: DOE BETO
Program: Congressionally Directed Projects
Feedstocks Type Goals & Focus Areas Partners & Collaborators Website

Herbaceous feedstocks

R&D The largest component (~75%) of this project is focused on logistical issues related to the handling of lignocellulosic feedstocks from harvest to delivery to the throat of a bioreactor, including harvesting, handling (field operations), transportation, storage (including degradation & transformations), and densification. GO88073: South Dakota State University, Sun Grant Initiative, Regional Biomass Feedstock Development Partnership, 11 sub-awards (FY 2008 funds) Development  

Woody crops

R&D The final phase of the project will include a full cost-benefit analysis of intensively managed cottonwood plantation programs with the objective of understanding the economics of the system and to determine the costs and benefits. Nationwide (range of poplar) Demonstration Hybrid Poplar Fact Sheet

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Organization: DOE BETO
Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
Feedstocks Type Goals & Focus Areas Partners & Collaborators Website
Crop residues and switchgrass R&D Development of a Biomass Blending and Densification System (BBDS) Nationwide   SBIR/STTR Project Information

Forest & woody biomass

R&D Develop comminution technology with various particle size output and low-energy inputs. Nationwide   SBIR/STTR Project Information

Algae

RD&D Development of low-cost, high-efficiency algal biomass harvest and dewatering technology. Nationwide Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium

SBIR/STTR Project Information

Forest & woody biomass

R&D Improve techniques for measuring forest canopy structure and above ground biomass. This project will develop methods for measuring the three dimensional (3-D) canopy structure with a commercially available scanning laser instrument. Nationwide  

SBIR/STTR Project Information

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