PNNL Seeks Partner Companies for DOE Bioenergy Proposals

In support of DOE efforts to increase industry engagement and impact of its national laboratories, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued a call for proposals.

BETO is providing up to $40,000 per selected DOE National Laboratory proposal that focuses on one or more critical bioenergy small business challenge by leveraging unique laboratory assets. Although no DOE funding is being provided to the small business directly, the DOE National Laboratory work scope that is funded must benefit the small business entity and help to advance the BETO mission.

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is currently seeking small business partners for this DOE National Laboratory call for proposals. A qualifying bioenergy small business is defined as an U.S. owned and operated for-profit organization with less than 500 employees engaged in commercializing bioenergy technologies. A 10% cost share is required.

The proposal must identify the specific bioenergy small business partner that the DOE National Laboratory intends to work with. It is important that this initiative help maximize the potential utilization of DOE technology and facilities by bioenergy small businesses.

For more information, contact Corinne Drennan at