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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

USDA Bioproduct Pilot Program. Due 8/31. $10M Available.

Opportunity Title:

Bioproduct Pilot Program

Opportunity Number:



The Bioproduct Pilot Program, under assistance listing 10.236, will advance development of

cost-competitive bioproducts with environmental benefits compared to incumbent products. The

program seeks projects that will study the benefits of using materials derived from covered

agricultural commodities for production of construction and consumer products (IMPORTANT:

see Definitions in Appendix III). Applications must address all the following priorities:

(1) Bioproduct development and production scale-up.

(2) Cost savings relative to other commonly used materials;

(3) Greenhouse gas emission reductions and other environmental and climate benefits

relative to other commonly used materials;

(4) Landfill quantity and waste management cost reductions, including life-cycle and

longevity-extending or longevity-reducing characteristics relative to other commonly

used materials;

In addition to the priorities above, applicants are highly encouraged to include the following:

(5) A technoeconomic analysis (TEA), including baseline data that helps prioritize project

activities. The TEA should compare the biobased product of interest to incumbent

products on the market, including product specifications and pricing;

(6) Analyses of environmental benefits (such as greenhouse gas emissions, waste

management benefits, and other relevant benefits) must include baseline data that will

help prioritize project activities.

(7) Analyses should compare the biobased product of interest to an incumbent product on the

market, including product specifications. Quantification of benefits should be measured

using standards that are transparent, rigorous, and industrially relevant (such as American

Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, National Institute of Standards and

Technology (NIST) standards, widely adopted life cycle analysis (LCA) methodologies,

and/or Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs));

(8) A justification of the industrial relevance of the chosen scale for scale-up activities;

(9) A discussion of the market impact and expected path to market for bioproducts advanced

by a potential award;


1862 Land-Grant Institutions

1890 Land-Grant Institutions

1994 Land-Grant Institutions

For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses

Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments

Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed

Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed

Other or Additional Information (See below)

Small Business

State Agricultural Experiment Stations

State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed

Qualified institutions are bioproduct research facilities that:

(1) are funded, in part, by a State;

(2) are located within a reasonable distance, not to exceed 3 miles, of the primary residence hall of an institution of higher education;

(3) provide students opportunities to engage in research activities; and

(4) provide opportunities for an institution of higher education to collaborate with private enterprise.

Additional details are provided in the RFA.

Total Amount Available:


Application Deadline:

August 31, 2022

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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