If you're doing research into enzymes for cellulosic ethanol production the US Department of Energy wants you. They have published a funding opportunity with up to $33.8 million available. The money is for work on commercializing enzymes for use in breaking down cellulosic feed-stocks into simple sugars. Those can then be processed into ethanol. The goal is to make cellulosic ethanol production cost competitive by 2012. The money is being made available on a fifty percent cost sharing basis and individual projects are eligible for amounts ranging from $5-15 million dollars.

[Source: Department of Energy]