R.W. Beck awarded DOE BPA

R.W. Beck, a wholly owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corp., was awarded a $21 million blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the U.S. DOE and the Golden Field Office to support the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Biomass Program, according to SAIC.

R.W. Beck will serve as the DOE's independent engineer on 18 integrated ethanol biorefinery pilot and demonstration projects, providing services including assistance in program management, technical and financial due diligence, construction and operations monitoring and Recovery Act compliance, according to SAIC. The BPA's period of performance expires Sept. 30, 2015. The projects are part of the Biomass Program and DOE will award grants to partially fund their design, construction and operation, helping promote the development and commercialization of cellulosic and algae-derived biofuel, along with biochemical production, in the U.S., according to SAIC.