Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Crop-Based Products that Replace Petroleum-Based Products- GRANTS

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking research grant funding applications from any person, public or private agency, or organization for its program to
 "... develop and demonstrate industrial polymers that are manufactured from domestically produced agricultural materials and are of strategic and industrial importance to benefit the economy, defense and general well-being of the Nation. Many such products replace petrochemical-based products, and offer opportunities to create new businesses and new markets for agricultural materials ..."
NIFA anticipates having approximately $1,000,000 in total available grant funds for the program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012.

Find Out More

  • Examples of funded projects are available here.

Contact: Questions may be directed to Carmela Bailey who is the National Program Leader with the Division of Bioenergy of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture at 202 401 6443; fax: 202 401 5172; e-mail: CBailey@NIFA.USDA.gov

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