The Energy Dept.'s share of the federal government's most recent Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, for fiscal year 1999, once again has provisions for fossil fuels-related R&D.
But those who want to enlist federal funding under the program have only until March 2 to file their applications for it.
Under the program, qualified "small" companies (500 employees or fewer) can be eligible for Phase I awards of up to $100,000 each for about six months to explore the feasibility of innovative concepts in a number of technical areas, including the recovery and use of fossil fuels, says DOE.
Additionally, funds also are available for Phase II awards for a principle R&D effort, with awards of up to $750,000 each for projects lasting up to two years. These …