Funding Opportunity | BOTTLE: Bio-optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics Out of Landfills and the Environment

Sponsor: DOE EERE BETO/AMO
Title: BOTTLE: BIO-OPTIMIZED TECHNOLOGIES TO KEEP THERMOPLASTICS OUT OF LANDFILLS AND THE ENVIRONMENT; DE-FOA-0002244
Website: https://www.energy.gov/eere/amo/articles/new-notice-intent-joint-funding-opportunity-advance-doe-s-plastics-innovation
Proposal Type: Notice of Intent
Deadline: TBA
Funding range: TBA
Topics: New Notice of Intent for Joint Funding Opportunity to Advance DOE’s Plastics Innovation Challenge. DOE BETO and DOE AMO have identified significant potential to improve the carbon efficiency and energy efficiency of plastics recycling technologies. To achieve this, research is needed to: Develop novel polymers that are designed for infinite recyclability; Create innovative deconstruction pathways for existing polymers that generate highvalue products; and Establish a consistent framework for evaluating carbon and energy efficiency across potential material flows and transformations.  EERE anticipates this FOA may include the following topic areas:

  1. Highly Recyclable or Biodegradable Bio-Based Plastics
  2. Novel Methods for Deconstructing and Upcycling Existing Plastic Waste
  3. ‘BOTTLE’ Consortium Collaborations to Tackle Challenges in Plastic Waste


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