Many challenges facing today’s biorefineries stem from the fact that, unlike grain or coal, the physical, chemical and mechanical characteristics of biomass can vary widely. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and eight national laboratories formed the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) to help solve these challenges. Together with industry and university partners, FCIC researchers are working to gain a better understanding of how biomass properties effect biorefinery throughput and yield. With that knowledge, the FCIC will create strategies to improve supply, preprocessing and conversion designs. Click here to view the presentation and here to view the video.
DFO Pre-Selection Announcement (June 5, 2018) - The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) announced that seven projects have been pre-selected for award negotiations under the recent $8M Directed Funding Opportunity (DFO). Read More
Directed Funding Opportunity Closed (February 5, 2018) - The DFO call is closed now and no longer accepting applications.
Directed Funding Opportunity (December 20, 2017) - The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) has released a Directed Funding Opportunity (DFO) to provide industry partners with access to the FCIC resources network. Click here to read the DFO.
Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue (December 11, 2017) - Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) Directed Funding Opportunity (DFO). Click here to read NOI.
BETO Launches New Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (November 30, 2017) - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is proud to announce the establishment of the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC)—a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming technical uncertainty in research and development of robust biomass supply, preprocessing, and conversion technologies. Read more.