Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awarding funding for R&D, including Biofuels.

WASHINGTON, [WorldofRenewables.com]

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites small business firms to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitation. The SBIR program is a phased process across the Federal Government of soliciting proposals and awarding funding agreements for research (R) or research and development (R&D) to meet stated agency needs or missions.

EPA is interested in advanced technologies that address priority environmental issues. The following topics are included in this solicitation: Green Building, Innovation in Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Greenhouse Gases, Drinking Water Monitoring and Treatment, Wastewater and Sustainable Infrastructure, Air Pollution Monitoring and Control, Biofuels, Waste Management and Monitoring, and Homeland Security. The proposed research must directly pertain to EPA’s environmental mission and must be responsive to EPA program interests included in the topic descriptions in this solicitation. (See page 2 for a summary listing of all research topics included in this solicitation.)

In order to facilitate proposal reviews by external peer reviewers with specialized expertise and by EPA technical personnel with focused program needs and priorities, offerors must designate a research topic for their proposal. The same proposal may not be submitted under more than one topic. An organization may, however, submit separate proposals on different topics, or different proposals on the same topic, as long as the proposals are not duplicates of the same research principle modified to fit the topic. If such duplicates are submitted, only one will be reviewed. Refer to Sections IV, V, and VI for additional requirements. Where similar research is discussed under more than one topic, the offeror shall choose the topic most relevant to the proposed research. It is the complete responsibility of offerors to select and identify the best topic for their proposals.

Topics being covered are:

A. Green Building
B. Innovation in Manufacturing
C. Nanotechnology
D. Greenhouse Gases
E. Drinking Water Monitoring and Treatment
F. Wastewater and Sustainable Infrastructure
G. Air Pollution Monitoring and Control
H. Biofuels
I. Waste Monitoring and Management
J. Homeland Security

For more information: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_sbir_phase1.html

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