Forest Concepts has been the recipient of many competitive and prestigious awards. These awards acknowledge our work to improving the bioeconomy by providing innovative solutions that solve big world problems. 

Notable Awards and Recognition

Federally Funded Research and Development Contracts

Below is a list of federal contracts that Forest Concepts has secured over the years. Please note that this list does not include pending contracts or contracts where Forest Concepts has been a partner to another lead entity. 

SBIR Program Competitive Awards to Forest ConceptsAgency SponsorStart YearAmount ($)
Improved Biomass Feedstock Materials Handling and Feeding Engineering Data Sets, Design Methods, and Modeling/Simulation ToolsDOE EERE BETO2018Ongoing
Low Energy Rotary Shear for Sub-millimeter Particle Production DOE Office of Science – EERE BETO2016$2,150,000
Advanced Dryer for High-Diffusion Rate BiomassUSDA NIFA SBIR2017$100,000
Model Based Control for Dryer Energy ConservationUSDA NIFA SBIR2014$599,997
Low Energy Comminution of Herbaceous CropsUSDA NIFA SBIR2013$100,000
Process Intensification Through Improved Dryer Engineering Data and DesignDOE Office of Science – EERE BETO2012$150,000
Optimization and Low Energy Production of Woody Biomass ParticlesDOE Office of Science – EERE BETO2009$1,099,999
Beneficiation of Chipped and Shredded Woody BiomassUSDA NIFA SBIR2008$430,000
Appropriate Technology Woody Biomass Collection Systems for Bioenergy and Biobased ProductsUSDA NIFA SBIR2005$375,882
Marketing and Logistics System for Roundwood Component Kits and Materials USDA NIFA SBIR2004$375,359
Wood-Strand Erosion Control Material USDA NIFA SBIR2002$375,824