NC Region Sun Grant Center 2012 USDA/NIFA RFA
The 2012 North Central Region Sun Grant Center USDA/NIFA RFA has been released. We have about $300,000 to award for research, Extension, and education programs that address the development of non-food feedstocks including lignocellulosic and oilseed crops for biofuel production. The non-food feedstocks must be suitable for production in the North Central Region of the United States. This RFA has broad eligibility such that the lead institution may be a state agricultural experiment station; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; individuals; or a group of two or more from entities described in the North Central Region.The deadline for pre-proposals is January 15, 2013. These awards do not allow for indirect dollars.
PIs must enter pre-proposals through Webnibus, and the link is under grants and funding opportunities in the left column of the NC web page or below.
Webnibus is a web-based Sun Grant proposal system which makes it easy to prepare, submit, review, update, and track research and outreach grant proposals. Use this system for the letter of intent and formal application process.
For instructions on how to use Webnibus for pre-proposal or full proposal submission click here -- SC Sun Grant Center Webnibus
DOT Research Grant Awardees
Ken Moore , Iowa State University
Develop Sustainable Renewable Energy Systems for Practical Utilization of Bulky Biomass
Roger Ruan , University of Minnesota
Developing Sustainable Feedstock and Next Generation Processing Technologies for Biofuels Production
William Gibbons , South Dakota State University
Novel Recoverable Enzyme Nonparticles for Cellulose Hydrolysis
Patrick Johnson , University of Wyoming
Diversify Mid-Western Biofuel Feedstocks: An evaluation of Nitrogen Fixing Alnus and Salix Germplasm, Stan C. Hokanson , University of Minnesota
DOE Research Grant Awardees
Matthew J. Darr, Iowa State University, In-field corn stover densification and interaction with storage quality, logistics, and production costs.
Kevin Shinners, University of Wisconsin, In-field cubing of cellulosic biomass.
David Lambert, North Dakota State University, The logistics of herbaceous crop residue-based ethanol production under uncertainty.
Yebo Li, The Ohio State University, Strategies for concurrent wet storage and pretreatment of corn stover.
Vance Morey, University of Minnesota, Improve handling characteristics of herbaceous biomass.
Sergio Capareda, Texas A&M University, Optimize the logistics of a mobile fast pyrolysis system for sustainable bio-crude oil production.
Cole Gustafson, North Dakota State University, Prioritizing corn harvest and biomass collection activities.
Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, South Dakota State University, Transforming and Densifying Biomass inRegional Biomass Processing Centers.