DOE: Joint FY20 Bioenergy and Advanced Manufacturing FOA BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment

This FOA will support high-impact technology R&D to enable the development of technologies that overcome the challenges associated with plastic waste. Topic areas include: 1) Highly recyclable or biodegradable plastics; 2) novel methods for deconstructing and upcycling existing plastics; 3) BOTTLE consortium collaborations to tackle challenges in plastic waste.


  • Concept Paper: April 22, 2020
  • Application: June 18, 2020

More information.