Bioproduct Pilot Program

Applications are due by August 31, 2022.
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is accepting proposals for a new pilot program to support the development of biobased products that have lower carbon footprints and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials, creating new revenue streams for farmers. The Bioproduct Pilot Program is a competitive grant program that will support research activities related to studying the benefits of using materials derived from covered agricultural commodities in the production of construction and consumer products. Anticipated activities include technoeconomic and life-cycle analyses relative to incumbent products; environmental and waste management implications; and product development and scale-up. Awards range from $2 million to $5 million.