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DARPA – Request for Information – Bio-Manufacturing in Space

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DARPA – Request for Information – Bio-Manufacturing in Space

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Understanding if and how biotechnology can support a sustainable lunar economy

DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office seeks to gain a better understanding of biotechnological advancements that could contribute to catalyzing an economically sustainable (ie revenue generating) lunar economy. For example, lunar-based biomanufacturing where waste streams generated by civilian lunar inhabitants are used a feedstocks to produce materials for constructing a lunar infrastructure.

This RFI seeks technoeconomic analyses and/or business plans including underlying data and assumptions from respondents with demonstrated expertise and experience relevant to the lunar economy. Reponses should address how a DARPA-led effort derisking a specific non-military biotechnological advancement identified by the respondent, culminating with its demonstration on the lunar surface by 2029, could be a key enabler in catalyzing a subsequent sustainable commercial lunar economy.

Responses to this RFI are to be submitted via email to DARPA-SN-24-63@darpa.mil by 29 July 2024.

 

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RFI – BioMFG in Space: DARPA-SN-24-63

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