The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled â€śAdvancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY, Phase 2)â€ť. This FOA supports projects developing technologies that are likely to succeed in producing 3,700 gallons of algal biofuel intermediate (or equivalent dry weight basis) per acre per year (gal/acre/yr) on an annualized average basis (not peak or projected) through multiple batch campaigns or on a semi-continuous or continuous basis, in an outdoor test environment by 2020. Under this FOA, Applicants must address one comprehensive topic area with three main priority areas. These priority areas are: 1. strain/productivity improvement 2. improvements in pre-processing technologies (harvesting, dewatering, and extraction and/or equivalent processes) 3. integration of cultivation with pre-processing technologies. This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EEREâ€™s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions. EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about December 30, 2015, via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange.