The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) announced the selection of 12 proposals for $50,000 seed stage grants to be distributed on January 1, 2009. The proposals selected from the 45 submitted cover a wide variety of topics related to biorefining and biofuels. Grant award topics include “Biorefinery Integration through Coproduction of Bioplastics” with principal investigator John Dorgan of the Colorado School of Mines and “Bioconversion of Extracted Algal Biomass into Ethanol” with principal investigator Kenneth Reardon of CSU. A complete list of proposals can be accessed here and the press release here.
C2B2, headquartered at CU Boulder, is a cooperative research and educational center focused on the conversion of biomass to fuels and other products. Founded in 2007, C2B2 was created by Renewable Energy Collaboratory, a consortium among CU-Boulder, the Colorado School of Mines, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Colorado State University.