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  DE-FOA-0002866 Industrial Assessment Centers Program - Centers of Excellence Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) 1/20/2023 05:00 PM ET 2/17/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002879 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Request for Information (RFI) Energy Efficiency Materials Pilot for Nonprofits Request for Information (RFI) Weatherization & Intergovernmental (WIPO) 12/22/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002819 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0002819 Floating Offshore Wind Energy Mooring and Anchoring Request for Information (RFI) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 12/19/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002865 Notice of intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement NO. DE-FOA-0002864 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002860 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA No. DE-FOA-0002823 - Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002553 FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 9/10/2021 05:00 PM ET 11/16/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002792 Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 9/23/2022 05:00 PM ET 12/1/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002794 Request for Information on the Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercialization Program Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 9/9/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002807 Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002792, “Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience.” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002611 Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 9/1/2022 05:00 PM ET 11/9/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002582 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 8/5/2022 05:00 PM ET 8/12/2022 05:00 PM ET 10/17/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002678 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/27/2022 05:00 PM ET 7/1/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002749 BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL) - Request for Information (RFI) - 2022 Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot Demonstrations Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 5/13/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002677 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0002677 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002656 Geothermal Drilling Technology Demonstration Campaign Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 4/4/2022 05:00 PM ET 6/3/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002564 Request for Information on Establishing a New Manufacturing Institute Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002415 Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 8/13/2021 05:00 PM ET 10/5/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002549 REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON IDENTIFYING PATHWAYS TO ACCELERATE THE UPTAKE AND INTEGRATION OF SMART MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002473 Single-Use Plastic Recycling (SUPR) FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 6/28/2021 05:00 PM ET 8/16/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002446 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells R&D FY2021 FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 1/15/2021 05:00 PM ET 3/8/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002420 Vehicle Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Research Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 2/12/2021 05:00 PM ET 4/7/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002237 Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 3/1/2021 05:00 PM ET 6/4/2021 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002385 Request for Information on Accelerated Materials R&D, Testing/Qualification, and Cost-Effective Manufacturing Routes for Harsh Service Environments Materials Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002379 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 9/15/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002358 Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s in support of Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002322 FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA: Next-Generation Technologies and Field Validation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 6/29/2020 05:00 PM ET 8/19/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002258 Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 5/12/2020 05:00 PM ET 7/8/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L078 Vehicle Technologies Office AOP Lab Call 1 FY20 Lab Call (LC) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 3/27/2020 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002227 FY2020 Geothermal Wells of Opportunity (WOO) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 4/24/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002219 FY 2020 Geothermal Technologies Office Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 3/2/2020 05:00 PM ET 5/4/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002197 FY20 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 2/21/2020 05:00 PM ET 4/28/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002229 Fiscal Year 2020 H2@Scale New Markets FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 2/25/2020 05:00 PM ET 5/4/2020 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002244 Notice of Intent: BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002182 Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002169 Request for Infomation (RFI): Identifying Wells of Opportunity for Critical Geothermal Field Research Applications Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0002157 Request for Information: Planning and Operation Models and Data Analytics for Solar Grid Integration Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001980 FY19 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 6/20/2019 05:00 PM ET 9/12/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002029 FY19 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 6/3/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/22/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002090 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 5/21/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/15/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002014 Fiscal Year 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/1/2019 05:00 PM ET 6/19/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002022 Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 4/8/2019 05:00 PM ET 5/29/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001905 Energy-Water Desalination Hub Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 2/7/2019 05:00 PM ET 5/7/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002055 Request for Information (RFI): Challenges and Opportunities for the American Solar Industry Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 1/7/2019 12:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001951 Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Catalyst Production and Development Needs at National Laboratories Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001965 Request for Information (RFI) on H2@Scale (Hydrogen at Scale): Determining Opportunities to Facilitate Wide-Scale Hydrogen Adoption for Energy Security and Economic Growth Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001948 Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001908 Efficient Carbon Utilization in Algal Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 5/30/2018 05:00 PM ET 6/27/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001916 BioEnergy Engineering for Products Synthesis (BEEPS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 5/30/2018 05:00 PM ET 6/27/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001917 Affordable and Sustainable Energy Crops (ASEC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 5/30/2018 05:00 PM ET 6/27/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001926 Process Development for Advanced Biofuels and Biopower Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 5/30/2018 05:00 PM ET 6/27/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001919 Fiscal Year 2018 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/29/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/13/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001825 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 6/8/2018 05:00 PM ET 8/23/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001874 FY18 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 5/7/2018 05:00 PM ET 6/12/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001840 Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) FY 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 5/4/2018 03:00 PM ET 5/9/2018 03:00 PM ET 7/5/2018 03:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001815 Energy Efficiency Research and Development for Fluid-Power Systems In Off-Road Vehicles Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 11/20/2017 05:00 PM ET 1/18/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001790 Advanced Manufacturing Graduate-Level Traineeships Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 8/8/2017 05:00 PM ET 9/19/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001637 Fiscal Year 2017 BIOMASS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (BRDI) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 7/7/2017 05:00 PM ET 9/29/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001465 Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 1/31/2017 05:00 PM ET 5/23/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001711 Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue a Request for Applications (RFA) entitled “Fiscal Year 17 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI)" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001689 Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 2/6/2017 05:00 PM ET 4/5/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001628 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0001628, “Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK)” Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 1/13/2017 05:00 PM ET 2/22/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001707 Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001689 “Integrated Biorefinery Optimization” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001647 Fuel Cell Technologies Office Annual FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 12/20/2016 05:00 PM ET 2/21/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001700 Request for Information (RFI): Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing: Identifying Specific Components for Manufacturing Standardization Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-SBV-0000999 EERE Small Business Vouchers Round 3 Notice of Technical Assistance (NOTA) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) 11/14/2016 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001680 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001647 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001615 Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Modification 000001 Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001590 Request for Information: Advanced HVAC&R Research and Development (R&D) Request for Information (RFI) Building Technologies (BTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001594 Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 7/28/2016 05:00 PM ET 9/28/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001596 Request for Information (RFI): Cost Reduction and Performance Improvements of Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Systems for Compressed Hydrogen for Onboard Vehicle Applications Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001593 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement, Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001578 Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute for Clean Energy Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 6/15/2016 05:00 PM ET 8/17/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001481 Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Scale-Up and Operation Challenges for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 4/6/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001467 NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC MACHINES: ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 4/12/2016 05:00 PM ET 6/7/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001526 Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001526: Biofuels & Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 3/4/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001384 Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 2/18/2016 08:00 PM ET 3/31/2016 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001460 Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001460: Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  FCAOI3-0001412 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 1/15/2016 05:00 PM ET 3/28/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001412 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001376 MINERAL RECOVERY PHASE II: GEOTHERMAL CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES TO VALIDATE EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGIES Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 1/6/2016 05:00 PM ET 2/29/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001420 RFI: Advanced Thermal Insulation & Composite Material Compatibility for Cold/Cryogenic Compressed Gas Fuel Storage for Onboard Vehicles Applications Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001320 Modification 000002: Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 9/21/2015 05:00 PM ET 11/13/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001329 SOLAR TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR PROFESSIONALS (STEP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 6/26/2015 05:00 PM ET 8/18/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001327 Request for Information: Geothermal Concepts and Approaches to Validate Mineral Recovery Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001286 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LOW IMPACT HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 5/7/2015 05:00 PM ET 6/15/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001309 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001286: Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001208 NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC MACHINES: MEGAWATT CLASS MOTORS Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 4/16/2015 05:00 PM ET 6/3/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001201 Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Vehicles Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 2/26/2015 08:00 PM ET 4/10/2015 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001217 Notice of Intent to Issue Fiscal Year 15 Biomass Research and Development Initiative Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001158 RFI - Specific Clean Energy Manufacturing Focus Areas Suitable for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) 5/9/2014 05:00 PM ET 6/24/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001066 Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001066 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001016 Funding Opportunity Announcement: Low Temperature Geothermal Mineral Recovery Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 3/6/2014 05:00 PM ET 5/2/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000996 Renewable Carbon Fibers Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 3/3/2014 05:00 PM ET 4/11/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001069 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001016 "Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000991 FY 2014 VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM WIDE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 2/19/2014 08:00 PM ET 4/1/2014 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001042 National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) 2/21/2014 05:00 PM ET 3/21/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000988 Vehicles Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 2/25/2014 08:00 PM ET 4/16/2014 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000826 Hydrogen Production Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 11/26/2013 05:00 PM ET 2/3/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000990 Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 1/3/2014 12:00 PM ET 1/3/2014 12:00 PM ET 3/24/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000977 Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composite Materials and Structures Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 4/22/2014 05:00 PM ET 6/24/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000980 Request for Information - Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Request for Information (RFI) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 10/1/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000827 Research and Development for Hydrogen Storage Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 11/18/2013 05:00 PM ET 1/17/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000965 Next Generation Photovoltaic Technology RFI Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000821 Hydrogen Delivery Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) 12/9/2013 05:00 PM ET 2/18/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000943 RFI - Manufacturing Barriers and Opportunities for Water Power Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Water Power Technologies (WPTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000793 Amendment 000003 - Fiscal Year 2013 Vehicles Technologies Program-Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 4/29/2013 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000806 Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency II (FPACE II): Model Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 3/7/2013 05:00 PM ET 4/8/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000722 Electrochemical Storage Technologies Suitable for Automobile Industry Applications Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 1/31/2013 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000792 Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research and Development - Round 4 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 2/21/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000719 Innovative Biosynthetic Pathways to Advanced Biofuels Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Bioenergy Technologies (BETO) 6/21/2012 05:00 PM ET 7/10/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000715 Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2012 Phase I (Release 3) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) 7/3/2012 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000687 Energy Innovation Hub - Critical Materials Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 6/29/2012 05:00 PM ET 6/29/2012 05:00 PM ET 8/30/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000648 AMENDMENT 003 - Predictive Modeling for Automotive Lightweighting Applications and Advanced Alloy Development for Automotive and Heavy-Duty Engines Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicle Technologies (VTO) 5/7/2012 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000567 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: High Operating Temperature Fluids Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 4/19/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000561 Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing Research and Development - Round 3 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 12/15/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000564 Solid-State Lighting Core Technologies - Round 8 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 11/3/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000563 Solid-State Lighting Product Development - Round 8 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Building Technologies (BTO) 11/3/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000560 Innovative Manufacturing Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) 9/22/2011 05:00 PM ET 12/7/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000387 Transformational PV Science and Technology: Next Generation Photovoltaics II Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 5/9/2011 11:59 PM ET 6/27/2011 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000492 Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency (F-PACE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 5/9/2011 11:59 PM ET 6/30/2011 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002866: Industrial Assessment Centers Program - Centers of Excellence

The Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) is issuing this restricted eligibility Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to establish up to five regional Centers of Excellence at existing Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) to coordinate with and advise IACs located in the regions of the Centers of Excellence. DOE expects to make a total of up to $18,750,000 of federal funding available for three to five awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. However, DOE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards are anticipated to be for $2,500,000 to $3,750,000 each over a five-year performance period. Awards made under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Awards will support up to five regional Centers of Excellence for activities including: (1) Identifying new technologies, tools, and practices of particular importance to regional IAC clients and supporting development of new or expansion of existing assessment tools to incorporate these new technologies, tools, and practices; (2) Coordinating with national and regional stakeholders, including, for example, DOE Offices; the National Laboratories; the Manufacturing USA Network; NIST MEPs; State, Tribal, regional, and local offices and entities; utilities and energy service providers; education, and economic development, workforce development stakeholders; and private industry; (3) Supporting the development of materials and resources for the National Clearinghouse, with a focus on developing materials and resources of regional importance; (4) Coordinating regional outreach to small- and medium-sized manufacturers, and particularly manufacturers in disadvantaged communities, to share information about IAC Program resources and opportunities; promote regional adoption of priority technologies, practices, and tools; and ensure that the IAC Program remains apprised of regional manufacturers’ changing needs and capabilities; (5) Mentoring IAC directors and staff regionally, including providing training to IAC directors, staff, and students regarding best practices for carrying out assessments and supporting unusually complex or lengthy IAC assessments within the region; (6) Supporting development of and training on new methods of delivering IAC assessments, including both traditional and virtual assessments that expand the reach of the IAC Program by reducing or eliminating the need for IAC staff and students to travel to work on-site with small- or medium-manufacturers; (7) Supporting student-focused activities, including facilitating connections between graduates and private industry, supporting student research competitions, hosting regional events, recognizing student and alumni achievements, supporting interaction among students and alumni; (8) Forging new relationships and articulation agreements with labor unions, registered apprenticeship programs, and other joint labor-management training partnerships; and (9) Supporting regional and national clean-energy workforce development activities, including but not limited to development and implementation of new degree programs, credentials, and certifications.

Upon the issuance of a FOA, DOE personnel are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with applicants regarding the FOA except through the established question and answer process as described below. Specifically, questions regarding this FOA must be submitted to: IACProgram@doe.gov. Questions must be submitted not later than 3 business days prior to the application due date and time. Please note, feedback on individual concepts will not be provided through Q&A. All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted on EERE Exchange at: https://eere-eXCHANGE.energy.gov. You must first select this specific FOA Number to view the questions and answers specific to this FOA. MESC will attempt to respond to a question within 3 business days, unless a similar question and answer has already been posted on the website. Questions related to the registration process and use of the EERE Exchange website should be submitted to: EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.


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  • Industrial Assessment Centers - Centers of Excellence FOA (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 03:32 PM ET)

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Full Application

  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 08:00 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 08:01 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 08:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 12/2/2022 08:02 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 03:34 PM ET)

Webinar Details

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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 1/20/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/17/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/2/2023 8:00 AM ET – 3/6/2023 5:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0002879: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Request for Information (RFI) Energy Efficiency Materials Pilot for Nonprofits

Through this RFI, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) seeks input regarding the implementation of Section 40542 of the IIJA, which provides $50 million in grants to provide energy efficiency materials between fiscal years 2022 – 2026 in buildings owned and operated by charitable nonprofits. DOE aims to prioritize charitable nonprofits with demonstrable financial need, cost-effective strategies, a high potential for energy savings, and charitable nonprofits that present an effective plan for evaluation, measurement and verification of the energy savings. DOE also aims to minimize administrative burden and expand access to charitable nonprofits with limited capacity and resources. DOE is seeking information amongst these five categories of questions:

Outreach, Technical Assistance, Criteria and Metrics, Funding, Partnerships and Community Benefits.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, SCEP is not accepting applications at this time. SCEP may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, SCEP may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if SCEP chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of SCEP funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to NonprofitRFI@doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on December 22nd, 2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.

SCEP will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

Company / institution name; Company / institution contact; Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Please see the full RFI document in the Documents section below.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. SCEP will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. SCEP may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002879_-_BIL_Nonprofit_EE_Materials_Pilot_RFI (Last Updated: 11/8/2022 01:39 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/22/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002819: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0002819 Floating Offshore Wind Energy Mooring and Anchoring

This is a Request for Information issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding a potential new mooring and anchoring R&D program as well as the process and structure of a potential DOE award opportunity to fund research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities on floating offshore wind substructure mooring systems, materials, and components, in accordance with section 41007(b)(1) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.


Specifically, this RFI seeks input on:

  • Priority Mooring and Anchoring Research Questions and Data Needs
  • Mooring and Anchoring Technology Development
  • Mooring and Anchoring Supply Chain Development
  • Potential Solicitation Process and Funding Opportunity StructureEquity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities
  • Market Adoption and Industry/Sector Sustainability

Information collected from this RFI may be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop a potential new R&D program and potential award opportunity. The information collected will not be published.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Documents

  • BIL_RFI_WETO_Floating_Wind_Mooring_2819 (Last Updated: 10/18/2022 11:27 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/19/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002865: Notice of intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement NO. DE-FOA-0002864

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the new Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Office Technologies Office (AMMTO) and the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY22 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies—Building Technologies Office Multi-topic Funding Opportunity Announcement.”

EERE’s AMO collaborates with industry, small business, universities, national laboratories, state and local governments and other stakeholders on emerging manufacturing technologies to drive U.S. industrial decarbonization, productivity and economic competitiveness. AMO has a mission to develop technologies that 1) reduce manufacturing energy intensity and industrial carbon emissions, 2) increase the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector with a focus on clean energy manufacturing and 3) reduce the life cycle energy and carbon impact of manufactured goods in industry, buildings, transport, power, and agricultural sectors.

EERE’s BTO develops, demonstrates, and accelerates the adoption of cost-effective technologies, techniques, tools and services that enable high-performing, energy-efficient and demand-flexible residential and commercial buildings in both the new & existing buildings markets, in support of an equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system by 2050, starting with a decarbonized power sector by 2035.

This FOA supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities to enhance manufacturing competitiveness through technological innovation by focusing in three main areas: 1) Next Generation Materials and Manufacturing, 2) Secure and Sustainable Materials, and 3) Energy Technology Manufacturing and Workforce Development. The FOA integrates identified research opportunities across Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies AMO into a single funding opportunity and is intended to fund high-impact, applied research and development and pilot demonstration projects.

THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI) ONLY. This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

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.

Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. EERE plans to issue the FOA in mid-November, 2022 via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002860: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA No. DE-FOA-0002823 - Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office and Geothermal Technologies Office, a joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Lithium Extraction & Conversion from Geothermal Brines”.

Through this FOA, EERE seeks to address gaps in domestic supply chains for lithium batteries for electric vehicles and stationary storage. The U.S. currently has limited production of lithium from domestic sources and also lacks domestic capabilities to refine materials needed to support component manufacturing – including lithium hydroxide needed for lithium battery cathode production. Geothermal brines have proven to be a sustainable resource of critical materials including lithium. Direct lithium extraction from geothermal brines represents an opportunity to produce lithium hydroxide from domestic sources in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

The goals of this FOA are to:

• Enable environmentally and socially responsible domestic manufacturing of battery-grade (i.e., high purity) lithium hydroxide from geothermal brines;

• Diversify the domestic supply of lithium hydroxide;

• Validate and demonstrate domestic pilot plants and related technologies to support the transition to U.S. manufacturing; and

• Mature nascent technologies, processes, and methods to improve treatment of direct lithium extraction influent and effluent streams.

DOE is compiling a “teaming” partner list to facilitate widespread participation in this FOA. This list allows organizations with expertise in the topics to express their interest to potential applicants and to explore potential partnerships. Please see the Teaming List section of the NOI document for more information.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’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.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) Lithium FOA (Last Updated: 9/30/2022 12:27 PM ET)
  • Li_NOI_Teaming_Partner_List_as_of_11-15-22 (Last Updated: 11/15/2022 11:54 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002553: FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

To drive manufacturing innovation, spur job creation, and enhance manufacturing competitiveness, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports applied research, development, and demonstration in crosscutting, platform technologies to decarbonize the industrial sector and promote the development and growth of a resilient manufacturing sector for multiple emerging clean energy fields.

 

Building a clean energy and equitable economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will advance the Biden Administration’s goal to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and to “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050“ to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of disadvantaged communities. 

 

The research and development (R&D) activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. This FOA will support activities to advance efficiency improvements and enhance manufacturing competitiveness through technological innovation by focusing on three main areas, as described below, with subtopics in each area: 

 

Topic Area 1: Manufacturing Process Innovation

Topic Area 1a: Efficiency Improvements to Drying Processes

Topic Area 1b: Advanced Tooling for Lightweight Automotive Components

Topic Area 1c: Sustainable Chemistry Practices in Manufacturing

 

Topic Area 2: Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Topic Area 2a: Materials for Harsh Service Conditions

Topic Area 2b: Development of Aluminum-Cerium (Al-Ce) Alloys and Processing to Enable Increased Energy Efficiency in Aerospace Applications

 

Topic Area 3: Energy Systems

Topic Area 3a: Structured Electrode Manufacturing for Lithium-ion Batteries

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002553 AMO 2021 FAQ_03_15_2022 (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002553_Advanced_Manufacturing_Office_FY21_Multi-topic_FOA_MOD0002 (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002553_AMO_2021_FAQ_05_04_2022 (Last Updated: 5/6/2022 09:17 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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Full Application

  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/15/2022 03:25 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/10/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/16/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/5/2022 5:00 PM ET – 1/10/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002792: Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience

***PLEASE NOTE: This FOA has been modified (DE-FOA-0002792.0001). Section III.A.ii and footnote 59 regarding FFRDC eligibility have been updated to indicate that, for Topic 4, only core members of the M2FCT consortium are ineligible to apply as subrecipients. Core national laboratories in M2FCT include Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Please see the "DE-FOA-0002792_HFTO FOA_FINAL_Mod 0001" document in the Announcement Documents section below.***


The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) hereby issues Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience” that will address two unique areas of interest: one with topic areas focused on supporting the DOE Hydrogen Shot on behalf of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office and a second EERE-wide topic area focused on grid resilience through a university research consortium.

This FOA includes the following five topics under two Areas of Interest, as follows:

Area of Interest 1: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies in Support of Hydrogen Shot

Topic 1) HydroGEN: Solar Fuels from Photoelectrochemical and Solar Thermochemical Water SplittingTopic 2) Development and Validation of Sensor Technology for Monitoring and Measuring Hydrogen LossesTopic 3) Materials-based H2 Storage DemonstrationsTopic 4) M2FCT: High Performing, Durable, and Low-PGM Catalysts/Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) for Medium- and Heavy-duty Applications

Area of Interest 2: Improving Electricity Grid Resilience

Topic 5) University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience


Please see the 'Full FOA Document' in the DOCUMENTS section below.

The Teaming Partner List is transferred from Notice of Intent (NOI) DE-FOA-0002807. The list will remain open and will be updated at least weekly until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect new Teaming Partners who have provided their information. Any organization that would like to be included on this list should submit the following information to HFTOFOA@ee.doe.gov, with the subject line “Teaming Partner Information FOA-0002792”: Topic Area(s) of Interest, Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone, Organization Type (including MSI designation or disadvantaged community status, if relevant), Area of Technical Expertise, and Brief Description of Capabilities.

By submitting a request to be included on the Teaming Partner List, the requesting organization consents to the publication of the above-referenced information. By facilitating this Teaming Partner List, EERE does not endorse or otherwise evaluate the qualifications of the entities that self-identify themselves for placement on the Teaming Partner List.

Applicants must submit a Concept Paper by 5:00pm ET on the due date listed in the FOA to be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Concept Papers and Applications will be accepted only through EERE eXCHANGE.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov).


***PLEASE NOTE: This FOA has been modified (DE-FOA-0002792.000001). Section III.A.ii and footnote 59 regarding FFRDC eligibility have been updated to indicate that, for Topic 4, only core members of the M2FCT consortium are ineligible to apply as subrecipients. Core national laboratories in M2FCT include Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Please see the "DE-FOA-0002792_HFTO FOA_FINAL_Mod 0001" document in the Announcement Documents section below.***

Documents

  • Modified Full FOA (Last Updated: 9/8/2022 01:15 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A Log (Last Updated: 11/30/2022 12:46 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 11/17/2022 06:56 PM ET)

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Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/23/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 2/7/2023 8:00 AM ET – 2/10/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002794: Request for Information on the Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercialization Program

The intent of this request for information (RFI) is to obtain public input regarding the research priorities, managing mechanisms, and partnering opportunities for a Critical Materials RDD&CA Program, expanded by section 41003(c) and supported by section 41003(d) of the BIL and authorized respectively by sections 7002(g) and 7002(h) of the Energy Act of 2020. Specifically, this RFI seeks input on:

• Critical Materials RDD&CA Program to integrate:

  • DOE annual appropriations for critical minerals and materials, including Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 directed appropriations[1] and FY2023 requested appropriations
  • BIL 41003(c): Critical Material Innovation, Efficiency, and Alternatives – Priorities & Implementation Strategy
  • oBIL 41003(d): Critical Material Supply Chain Research Facility – Priorities & Implementation Strategy

• Community Benefits: Job Quality and Equity including (a) community and labor engagement, (b) quality jobs, (c) diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and (d) Justice40 Initiative.

• Market Adoption, Scale up, and Industry/Sector Sustainability

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. DOE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, DOE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI.

Documents

  • Critical Materials RDD&CA Program RFI (Last Updated: 8/8/2022 04:00 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/9/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002807: Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002792, “Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience.”

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Funding Opportunity in Support of the Hydrogen Shot and a University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience,” that will address two unique areas of interest: one with topic areas focused on supporting the DOE Hydrogen Shot on behalf of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office and a second EERE-wide topic area focused on grid resilience through a university research consortium.

EERE anticipates that the FOA may include the following five topics under two Areas of Interest, as follows:

Area of Interest 1: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies in Support of Hydrogen Shot

Topic 1) HydroGEN: Solar Fuels from Photoelectrochemical and Solar Thermochemical Water Splitting

Topic 2) Development and Validation of Sensor Technology for Monitoring and Measuring Hydrogen Losses

Topic 3) Materials-based H2 Storage Demonstrations

Topic 4) M2FCT: High Performing, Durable, and Low-PGM Catalysts/Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) for Medium- and Heavy-duty Applications

Area of Interest 2: Improving Electricity Grid Resilience

Topic 5) University Research Consortium on Grid Resilience

EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about August 2022 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.

The Teaming Partner List has moved to EERE Exchange at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId47252393-c846-4779-9760-86414eddda9f under FOA number DE-FOA-0002792.

DISCLAIMER: This “Notice of Intent” is for informational purposes only; the Department of Energy is not seeking comments on the information in this notice and 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. Applications are not being accepted at this time. Any information contained in this notice is subject to change.

Documents

  • DE-EE0002807_Notice_of_Intent_for_FOA_DE-EE0002792_Hydrogen_Shot_&_URCGR (Last Updated: 7/27/2022 10:21 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002611: Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: the cost-effective deployment of EV charging for those without easy home charging; innovative solutions to improve mobility options for underserved communities; community engagement to accelerate clean transportation options in underserved communities; batteries and electrification; materials technologies; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; medium/heavy duty vehicle corridor charging and advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy and reduce GHG emissions.

Documents

  • Frequently Asked Questions - Updated 11/9/22 (Last Updated: 11/9/2022 12:20 PM ET)
  • FY22 VTO Program Wide FOA - Amendment 2 updated 9/7/22 (Last Updated: 9/7/2022 03:25 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List - updated 10/27/2022 (Last Updated: 10/27/2022 02:56 PM ET)

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Full Application

  • SFLLL (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 02:09 PM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 02:10 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 02:10 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 6/29/2022 02:10 PM ET)
  • SF424 (Last Updated: 7/21/2022 02:13 PM ET)
  • SOPO Template - updated 9/21/22 to correct page limit (Last Updated: 9/21/2022 01:37 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/9/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/8/2022 5:00 PM ET – 11/9/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002582: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Photovoltaics Research and Development (PVRD)

Modification 00001: Extend Letter of Intent deadline to 8/5/2022


This FOA seeks to fund projects to reduce photovoltaics hardware costs and environmental impacts; and increase perovskite module performance. These research areas will support increased photovoltaics deployment needed to meet the Biden administration’s goal of a carbon emissions free electricity sector by 2035. The FOA will have two topics:

Topic Area 1 seeks to fund up to ten research projects at a maximum of $1.5M per project in federal funds to produce low-cost, high-throughput photovoltaics module designs and processing methods to reduce the environmental burden; materials usage, market price, and availability in the metallization and contacting steps; and end-of-life handling of photovoltaic modules to support the transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035. Projects under this topic will be funded for two to three years.

Topic Area 2 seeks to fund up to two projects that will bring together teams of researchers from multiple institutions and/or companies to improve coordination among domestic researchers and address the major issues in perovskite solar cell devices that limit the durability, scale-up, and efficiency. Projects are expected to be funded at an annual federal rate of up to $3 million per year to support collaborations between multiple research groups. Projects selected under this topic area will be funded for three to five years.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002582_PVRD_FOA_MOD_000001 (Last Updated: 7/25/2022 04:01 PM ET)
  • SETO_-_Teaming_Partner_List_2582 (Last Updated: 8/25/2022 11:52 AM ET)
  • Q_and_A_Log_PVRD_FOA_2582 (Last Updated: 11/14/2022 04:07 PM ET)
  • Teaming_Partner_List_Instructions_2582 (Last Updated: 10/27/2022 02:13 PM ET)

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Concept Paper

  • PVRD_ConceptPaper_(Optional_Format) (Last Updated: 7/13/2022 07:08 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 7/12/2022 04:45 PM ET)

Full Application

  • PVRD_Technical_Volume_FullApplication_(Optional_Format) (Last Updated: 7/13/2022 07:14 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 7/12/2022 01:32 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 8/5/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/12/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/17/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/13/2022 5:00 PM ET – 11/16/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002678: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing

Reviewer Comments were emailed to the Business Point of Contact and the Technical Point of Contact (who are listed in Exchange) on August 24, 2022.

The Reply to Reviewer Comments is ONLY being accepted in Exchange from August 24, 2022, 5:00 PM ET until September 1, 2022, at 5:00 PM ET.

This deadline will not be extended and Reply to Reviewer comments will not be accepted through any other methods.

Your submission must conform to the content and form requirements, including maximum page lengths, described in Section IV.E of the FOA. Please note – it is not a mandatory requirement to provide a Reply to Reviewer comments.

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The purpose of this amendment is to change the Letter of Intent from required to strongly encouraged; to clarify the content and process for a Letter of Intent; and to clarify the requirements for AOIs 3,4, 5, and 10; and to correct language in Criterion 2a. Section V.A.

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The Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) No. DE-FOA-0002678 entitled Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement.


The FOA supports the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation (BIL) goals of delivering more clean energy, create new, good-paying jobs and lowering costs for American families and workers by guiding the Nation towards a one hundred percent carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero economy by 2050.


For complete details on the FOA, please download the PDF. Please be sure to use the latest version of Adobe to avoid potentiial download issues. If you are still having issues, please try a different browser.

Documents

  • Amendment 000003 - June 14, 2022 (Last Updated: 6/14/2022 01:41 PM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List updated 7/1/2022 (Last Updated: 7/1/2022 09:52 AM ET)

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Full Application

  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 6/23/2022 08:54 AM ET)
  • Locations of Work (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:15 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424) (Last Updated: 6/23/2022 06:58 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 6/1/2022 07:27 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:18 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/28/2022 04:19 PM ET)
  • Environmental Information Volume Instructions (Last Updated: 6/16/2022 10:04 AM ET)
  • Updated Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 6/14/2022 03:46 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/27/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/1/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/24/2022 5:00 PM ET – 9/1/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002749: BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (BIL) - Request for Information (RFI) - 2022 Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot Demonstrations

This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy on behalf of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO). The intent of this RFI is to obtain feedback on Section 41007 (a) of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which authorizes activities under section 615(d) (Enhanced Geothermal Systems Demonstrations) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17194(d)). Specifically, this RFI seeks input on: 1. Section 41007 (a) Enhanced Geothermal Systems Pilot Demonstrations Structure and Implementation Strategy and Requirements, 2. Employment: Expanding Union Jobs and Effective Workforce Development, 3. Equity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities, and 4. Build America, Buy American Requirements. Information collected from this RFI will be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop the EGS Pilot Demonstrations FOA. The information collected will not be published.

Request for Information Response Guidelines

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BIL_EGSPilotDemos@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on 5/13/22. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 5 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish. EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed. Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:• Company / institution name;• Company / institution contact;• Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Disclaimer and Important Notes

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction. Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

Please see the full RFI document in the Documents section below.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/13/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002677: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0002677 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) No. DE-FOA-0002678 entitled Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Notice can be downloaded at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. The anticipated FOA supports the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation (BIL) goals of delivering more clean energy, create new, good-paying jobs and lowering costs for American families and workers by guiding the Nation towards a one hundred percent carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero economy by 2050.

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds a broad portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects to develop affordable, efficient and clean transportation options to tackle the climate crisis and accelerate the development and widespread use of a variety of innovative transportation technologies. The FOA may seek applications for demonstration and commercial scale projects for processing lithium ion battery materials; and applications for demonstration and commercial scale projects for advanced lithium ion battery component manufacturing, advanced lithium ion battery manufacturing, and recycling.

Documents

  • FY22_BIL_Battery_Materials_Manufacturing_and_Recycling_NOI_-_Final_2.11 (Last Updated: 2/11/2022 08:11 AM ET)
  • Teaming Partner List updated 04/20/2022 (Last Updated: 4/20/2022 07:31 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002656: Geothermal Drilling Technology Demonstration Campaign

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO). The mission of GTO is to research, develop, and validate innovative and cost-competitive technologies and tools to locate, access, and develop geothermal resources in the United States, enabling the deployment of carbon-free, flexible geothermal energy in both the electric and non-electric sectors. Geothermal energy is a renewable and diverse energy solution for the United States, providing reliable and flexible electricity generation and delivering unique technology solutions to America’s heating and cooling demands. Geothermal resources can be found nationwide, are “always on,” and represent vast domestic energy potential. Only a fraction of this potential has been realized due to technical and non-technical barriers that constrain industry growth. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office’s GeoVision report concluded that with technology improvements, especially in areas relevant to drilling costs reduction, geothermal power generation could increase 26-fold from today, representing 60 gigawatts-electric (GWe) by 2050.

Building a clean and equitable energy economy and addressing the climate crisis is a top priority of the Biden Administration. This FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals (1) to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and (2) to “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050“1 to the benefit of all Americans. The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of underserved communities.

This FOA targets technology developments that will provide significant improvements in drilling performance in commercial geothermal settings. The GeoVision Roadmap2 outlines a compilation of technical, economic, and institutional actions that the entire geothermal community, including DOE, industry, and academia must address in order for geothermal technologies to play a larger role in the nation’s energy mix. A key “Action Area” identified in the GeoVision Roadmap and strategic goals for the Hydrothermal Resource Program are highlighted below.

GeoVision Key Action 1.3 - Improve geothermal drilling and wellbore integrity: Integrating improved drilling and well-completion technology, better well design and construction materials, improved decision making, and innovative drilling financing can help industry realize better drilling efficiencies and effectiveness.
DELIVERABLE(S): New designs and approaches that enhance drilling efficiency and reduce well costs.
IMPACT(S): Reduced costs and risks and improved reliability.

GTO Hydrothermal Resource Program Strategic Goals:
 Expand geothermal energy opportunities throughout United States.
 Support research on drilling technologies that increase efficiency, lower costs, and lower risk related to hydrothermal reservoir development.
 Accelerate oil & gas technology transfer to address geothermal’s toughest challenges.

The construction of geothermal wells can represent up to 50% of total capital costs for geothermal energy production. Technologies and techniques that can reduce the time needed or the material costs associated with the construction of geothermal wells are key to achieving cost reductions. Furthermore, recent advancements in drill bits, casing, and drilling workflows have achieved significant cost reductions and improvements in wellbore quality in geothermal subsurface settings. Such significant reductions in time and capital requirements, when achieved in a reproducible manner, would represent material progress towards achieving the goals of the GeoVision study.

GTO seeks to reduce the financial risk of technologies and techniques not widely deployed in geothermal resource development. Of particular interest are projects focused on advancing geothermal well construction through the development, modification, and/or adaption of technologies and/or techniques that reduce drilling costs in a real-world geothermal field setting.

FOA Goal:
The ultimate goal of this FOA is a reduction in geothermal well costs. Because drilling costs are highly variable and sensitive to one-off events, average daily drilling penetration rate (e.g. average m/day) is the basis of performance measurement selected in this FOA. This FOA seeks to affect a 25% improvement in geothermal drilling rates by supporting multiple demonstration projects that each target this level of improvement. This metric and performance target will allow for quantitative evaluation of project impacts to support broad deployment of the most successful approaches.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002656_Geothermal-Drilling-Technology-Demonstration-Campaign_Final (Last Updated: 2/3/2022 05:50 PM ET)
  • FY2022_GDTDC_FOA_Q&A_Log (Last Updated: 6/1/2022 02:27 PM ET)

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  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 4/4/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/3/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/28/2022 6:00 AM ET – 9/30/2022 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002564: Request for Information on Establishing a New Manufacturing Institute

MODIFICATION 0001: The purpose of this modification is to extend the deadline for responses to September 23, 2021.  

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks stakeholder input to refine the scope of a potential new Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute. This Institute will focus on reducing the overall emissions of domestic manufacturing through carbon intensity improvements, moving the Industrial Sector towards the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. This request for information (RFI) is specifically focused on understanding the challenges, opportunities and benefits of industrial decarbonization associated with:

  • Electrification of Industrial Process, including technologies for electrification of manufacturing process, materials for more effective/efficient electrification, scale-up and design for integration into manufacturing processes, and life cycle assessment tools and methodologies. 
  • Decarbonization of Metals Manufacturing, including technical solutions in metallic manufacturing, improved alloy material performance and acceleration of adopting developed technologies.

This information will inform DOE’s consideration of a potential funding opportunity to establish DOE’s seventh Clean Energy Manufacturing Institute. Clean Energy Manufacturing Institutes are public-private partnerships that sponsor research and facilitate technology development in a given topic area. EERE is interested in responses from all stakeholders, including representatives of state and cities, academia, national laboratories, non-governmental organizations, interest groups, private sector, and more.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to Decarb-Institute@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 23, 2021. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 20 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002564: Request for Information on Establishing a New Manufacturing Institute (Last Updated: 8/24/2021 12:24 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002564 Webinar (Last Updated: 9/8/2021 10:57 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002415: Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave

A recording of the FOA Webinar held 7/22/2021 is here: https://youtu.be/0KqRyn57BmE 

 

A copy of the slides is found under DOCUMENTS below.

 

Modification 0004

The purpose of this modification is to add additional resources to Appendix G - Example performance Metrics. The word "design" is also added to Topic Area 1, Budget Period 2 title in Table 3 to clarify expectations for the Budget Period. 

 

 

Modification 0003

The purpose of this modification is to amend Table 3 for Topic Area 1. See page 2 of the FOA for details. 

 

Modification 0002

The purposes of this modification are to:

1. Revise Topic Area 1 Anticipated Period of Performance to 48 months: Table 1 on page 11, revised Topic Area 1 award duration to up to 48 months on page 12, and BP2 duration to 39 months in Table 3 on page 16. Change wording on page 12 to say between instead of at least; and

2. Replace “Project partners” with “subrecipients” and “subcontractors” with “vendors” on pages 42, 49,50, and 51.

 

Modification 0001

The purposes of this modification are to:

1. Add additional text to Table 3. TA1 (both TA1a and TA1b) Scope, deliverables, schedule on pages 15 and 16; and

2. Revise Topic Area 3 requirements in Section III.E. Limitation on Number of Concept Papers and Full Applications Eligible for Review on page 39. 

 

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave.” This FOA will directly support open water Research and Development (R&D) at the PacWave test site[1] that is needed to advance wave energy converter (WEC) technologies towards commercial viability. This FOA will only fund projects that perform testing at the PacWave test site, projects that propose testing at the PacWave North test site will not be considered for funding. Accordingly, the remainder of this solicitation refers to “PacWave South” simply as “PacWave”.

 

WEC technologies are still in the early stages of development and the industry has had limited opportunities to deploy and test cost-competitive WEC technologies. Accordingly, WPTO supports a broad spectrum of foundational R&D activities aimed at advancing WEC technologies that can provide electricity to utility grids to help meet the Nation’s growing renewable energy needs, and can provide energy solutions that support the development of the blue economy[2]. In this context, over the last decade WPTO has supported a broad range of R&D including the development of numerical modeling tools, the design and optimization of WEC systems and components, the characterization of WECs and system components through tank and laboratory testing, the characterization and development of materials, the development of WEC control systems, along with limited open water systems testing activities.

 

Enabled in part by WPTO’s support, the WEC industry and R&D community have developed WEC technologies and system designs to the point where comprehensive open water testing is needed to advance technologies further towards commercialization. To meet the open water testing needs of the WEC community, WPTO recently made a significant investment in the PacWave wave energy test facility that is being constructed off the coast of Newport, Oregon. This pre-permitted, highly-energetic, and grid-connected deep water wave energy testing facility enables system and component testing across a range of scales. WPTO anticipates that PacWave will play a critical role in the development of the WEC industry and that early PacWave testing campaigns will significantly advance WEC technologies.

 

[1] PacWave is an open ocean wave energy testing facility consisting of two sites, each located just a few miles from the deep-water port of Newport, Oregon on the ever-energetic Pacific Ocean. See the PacWave website and the “PacWave Information and Support” section for additional details - http://pacwaveenergy.org/

[2] WPTO broadly categorizes the blue economy into two themes: (1) Providing power at sea to support offshore industries, science, and security activities and (2) Meeting the energy and water needs of coastal and rural island stakeholders in support of resilient coastal communities. More information about blue economy application of WEC technologies can be found in the Powering the Blue Economy report at , which investigates opportunities for marine energy to provide power for remote locations, microgrids, maritime industry activities, or ocean R&D expeditions.-economy-report, which investigates opportunities for marine energy to provide power for remote locations, microgrids, maritime industry activities, or ocean R&D expeditions.

 

Documents

  • FOA 2415_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • FOA_QandA_Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • Mod 0004 DE-FOA-0002415 Advancing Wave Energy Technologies through Open Water Testing at PacWave (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)

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  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131__SOPO.docx (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template.ppt (Last Updated: 10/19/2021 02:00 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/13/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/5/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/3/2021 5:00 PM ET – 11/8/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002549: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON IDENTIFYING PATHWAYS TO ACCELERATE THE UPTAKE AND INTEGRATION OF SMART MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

MODIFICATION 0001: The purpose of this modification is to extend the response deadline to August 20, 2021. Please see the updated RFI for additional details. 

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, utilities, and energy-efficiency program administrators, and other stakeholders on issues related to the uptake of smart manufacturing technologies, energy management system implementation, and integration of the two. EERE is specifically interested in information on how energy efficiency programs serving the industrial sector might increase awareness of and provide training and technical assistance on smart manufacturing and energy management systems to manufacturers with particular interest in manufacturers with limited internal capabilities. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.
EERE will not share responses to this RFI. Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

Request for Information Response Guidelines Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to RIIAMP@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on August 20, 2021. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 7 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.
EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

• Company / institution name;

• Company / institution contact;

• Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Documents

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  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002473: Single-Use Plastic Recycling (SUPR) FOA

In November 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Plastics Innovation Challenge, which aims to accelerate innovations to significantly reduce plastic waste and position the U.S. as a global leader in advanced plastics recycling technologies and in the development and manufacturing of plastics that are recyclable by design. As part of the broader Plastics Innovation Challenge, DOE is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement to spur innovative solutions to plastics recycling.

 

DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production. DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) develops technologies that drive energy productivity improvements in the U.S. manufacturing sector, efficiently utilize abundant and available domestic energy resources, and support the manufacture of clean energy products with benefits extending across the economy.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support high-impact technology research and development (R&D) in technologies that overcome the challenges associated with the recycling of films, which are often used in single-use packaging applications.  

 

BETO and AMO are part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Offices that invest in high-impact, high-value technology R&D across the energy spectrum that industry would be unable to pursue independently due to the high level of risk and technology uncertainty. BETO and AMO fund applied R&D to bolster the body of scientific and engineering knowledge that can enable a new plastics economy by developing novel plastics, including bio-based plastics, capable of being efficiently recycled, composted, or biodegraded and establishing deconstruction and upcycling pathways for existing polymers that will generate high-value products. This FOA builds upon the FY20 BOTTLE FOA and seeks to fill a gap identified in the 2019 Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop, where single-use packaging was highlighted as an important focus area

 

Plastic waste is an internationally recognized problem. Flexible, single-use packaging, including both single layer and multi-layer, (hereto referred to broadly as “films”) are among the most challenging plastics to recycle, upcycle, or biodegrade due to contamination and properties inherent to their use. At least 32% of global plastic packaging is leaked into the environment, while another 40% is landfilled, losing the energy and value embedded in this class of materials. Films, which are primarily made up of LDPE and LLDPE, make up over five percent by weight wt% of landfilled waste in the US. New technologies to make recycling and upcycling of films economically viable, including designing films for easy recycling, upcycling, or degradation in the environment, will have a large economic and environmental impact. Recycling and upcycling often yield products or plastics with significantly lower carbon footprints over virgin materials, with greenhouse gas emissions being reduced by as much as 70%. Moreover, improvements in recycling technology will lead to improved recycling economics, increased recycling infrastructure investment, and recycling jobs across the entirety of the United States.

 

State of the art technologies targeting films are highly varied due to the variability inherent to film materials. Research to address multilayer packaging has included single-polymer, single film substitutes, single-polymer multilayer film substitutes with each layer having specific orientation, solvent extraction, and thermal deconstruction. Traditional single-polymer films are being addressed primarily through improved sorting and collection techniques and degradable/biodegradable alternatives, though these alternatives result in a loss of the embodied energy and value of the material. Even after sorting, many films are landfilled due to the high cost associated with transporting this low density material, the low value of recycled films, and the low cost of virgin material.

 

This FOA seeks applications that enable the recycling and upcycling of films. Challenges associated with film recycling are vast, spanning collection, sorting/separation, contamination, and lack of economic methods for recycling and upcycling. Multilayer materials present further challenges, including immiscibility of different polymer layers and inclusion of inorganic materials. Technology can help to address these challenges by developing methods for recycling, deconstruction, and upcycling films that are sufficiently economic to incentivize collection, sorting and retention. Designing films to be inherently more recyclable or biodegradable, while retaining desired properties such as flexibility, barrier properties and strength could also make recycling of films more economical.

 

This FOA aims to increase recycling, upcycling, or environmentally benign degradation of films by pursuing two approaches:

  1. Development of recycling and upcycling pathways that yield clear and economically favorable pathways for waste film will incentivize waste film collection and recycling; and
  2. Redesign of multi-layer films to be inherently recyclable or biodegradable, enabling this complex material to be included in the recycling stream.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002473_Question_and_Answer_Log (Last Updated: 9/27/2021 01:45 PM ET)
  • FOA Document_mod1 (Last Updated: 9/27/2021 01:45 PM ET)

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  • BudgetJustificationTemplate (Last Updated: 9/27/2021 01:45 PM ET)
  • EERE_T_540.131_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 9/27/2021 01:45 PM ET)
  • SF_424_ Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 9/27/2021 01:45 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 9/27/2021 01:45 PM ET)

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  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/16/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/27/2021 5:00 PM ET – 9/30/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002446: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells R&D FY2021 FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002446. The activities supported by this FOA are authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) Public Law 109-58 (Aug. 5, 2005), Title VIII - HYDROGEN, Sections 801 to 816. These provisions are found in the United States Code at 42 U.S.C. §§ 16151 to 16165. Title VIII authorizes the Secretary of Energy to conduct a program of research, development and demonstration on technologies relating to the production, purification, distribution, storage, and use of hydrogen energy, fuel cells, and related infrastructure.

Hydrogen and fuel cells represent a growing industry with potential to enable energy resiliency, energy security, emission reductions and economic growth. In recent years, the industry has delivered thousands of fuel cells across the U.S. for use in limited stationary and transportation applications; today, an expansion to heavy-duty applications is taking shape, with potential new hydrogen-use markets including trucks, marine vessels, rail, data centers, and the expanded industrial use of hydrogen in chemicals synthesis, metals refining, energy storage and grid integration.

This FOA supports research and development (R&D) to enable “H2@Scale” − a DOE initiative to achieve large scale production, storage, transport, and utilization of hydrogen across multiple sectors.1 Supporting EERE’s core priorities of energy affordability, integration and storage, H2@Scale research, development and demonstration (RD&D) aims to advance the adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in integrated energy systems across key applications that provide a value proposition as well as reduce emissions. However, a number of challenges remain including cost, performance, durability, manufacturing and scale-up issues, and developing integrated systems that demonstrate the unique technical, economic and environmental benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells.

To address these challenges, HFTO supports a comprehensive RD&D portfolio addressing materials-, component- and systems-level R&D on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies (e.g., MW-scale electrolyzers, fuel cells for heavy-duty transportation applications, hydrogen delivery and fueling infrastructure, among others); and technology acceleration efforts addressing first-of-a-kind demonstrations of integrated energy systems, as well as manufacturing innovations and safety codes and standards. HFTO RD&D relies heavily on collaborations among various industry and university stakeholders and the national laboratories, including through HFTO-managed consortia.

This year, HFTO launched two major collaborative research initiatives leveraging world-class expertise and state-of-the-art equipment at the national laboratories: the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck (M2FCT) consortium and the H2NEW consortium.2 Under each consortium, DOE national laboratories are working together in cutting-edge R&D and collaborating with the hydrogen and fuel cell communities to identify innovative ways to make hydrogen and fuel cell technologies more affordable and competitive in today’s market. Each consortium is planned at $50 million over five years, along with a similar level for industry and university FOAs, to advance progress in specific hydrogen production and fuel cell RD&D areas:

  • M2FCT includes Los Alamos and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories as co-leads, and focuses on fuel cell durability, performance, and cost to better position fuel cell trucks as a viable option in the long-haul trucking market.
  • H2NEW includes National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory as co-leads, and focuses on R&D to enable affordable, durable and efficient large-scale electrolyzers, which produce hydrogen from electricity and water (at both high and low temperatures).

This HFTO FY21 RD&D FOA will provide more than $33,500,000 in Federal funding for topics designed to supplement the current HFTO RD&D portfolio in the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, with an emphasis on incentivizing collaborative progress among industry, university and national laboratory stakeholders, including coordination with the M2FCT and H2NEW Consortia. This FOA includes the following four areas of R&D:

1) Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy-Duty Applications This topic includes two focus areas to reduce the cost and enhance the durability and performance of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks for heavy-duty applications. Efforts in both areas are to be coordinated with the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck consortium The first research area supports development of bipolar plates with a focus on innovative, low-cost materials with high corrosion resistance and minimal degradation. The second research area is focused on the development of air management components and subsystems for improved reliability and lower overall heavy duty fuel cell system costs.

2) Efficient and Innovative Hydrogen Production This topic includes two focus areas aimed at developing sustainable generation technologies to enable low-cost production of clean hydrogen at large scale. The first area, carried out in collaboration with DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), focuses on increasing the production volume of advanced components, stacks, sub-systems, and systems for multi-MW-scale high-temperature electrolyzers to lower hydrogen production costs. This would be coordinated with the H2NEW consortium. The second focus area supports technology development which enables low cost hydrogen production via waste and biomass conversion. Research approaches in this area include microbial conversion technologies viable at large or distributed/community scales, with development of novel systems to bring down cost, improve yield, and enable scale-up.

3) High-flow Fueling Applications This topic includes two focus areas for development of novel hydrogen fueling technologies and processes that can increase hydrogen dispensing rates to facilitate rapid fueling of heavy-duty vehicles. The first topic area focuses on low-cost, reliable, domestically supplied hydrogen fueling station components to enable high-flow hydrogen fueling of heavy-duty trucks. The second focus area supports R&D necessary to develop a high-flow gaseous fueling model and ultimately a standard protocol which can achieve targeted fill rates.

4) Analysis This topic includes three focus areas for the development of a comprehensive set of cost analyses involving all aspects of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Projects would define the current state-of-the-art in key areas, develop and refine system configurations and designs, provide guidance on R&D gaps, and help to direct future R&D priorities in fuel cell, hydrogen production, and hydrogen storage technologies.

***NOTICE: New Application System Launched***

EERE issued this FOA in December of 2020 via the new EERE Program Information Center (EPIC) website https://epic.ee.doe.gov/

*******HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE, the FOA has been moved to the Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications, for those that submitted an eligible Conept Paper under this FOA in EPIC, must be submitted through Exchange by the deadline listed below.

In addition, all questions pertaining to this FOA must now be submitted to HFTOFOA@ee.doe.gov. The list of Q&A's from EPIC, to date, is posted below.

Documents

  • Announcement Q&As (Last Updated: 3/8/2021 06:52 PM ET)
  • FOA-2446 Teaming Partner List (Last Updated: 12/29/2021 01:04 PM ET)
  • HFTO DE-FOA-0002446_mod1 (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 05:58 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • SF424 (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:30 PM ET)
  • SFLLL (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification 3 BPs (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:09 PM ET)
  • SOPO (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:06 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_5_BPs (Last Updated: 3/2/2021 12:32 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/15/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/8/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/13/2021 11:00 AM ET – 4/15/2021 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002420: Vehicle Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 Research Funding Opportunity

The Vehicle Technologies Office funds a broad portfolio of early-stage research to develop new affordable, efficient and clean transportation options to enable industry to accelerate the development and widespread use of a variety of innovative transportation technologies. The research pathways focus on fuel diversification, vehicle efficiency, energy storage, lightweight materials, and new mobility technologies to improve the overall energy efficiency and affordability of the transportation system.


This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: batteries and electrification; materials; technology integration and energy efficient mobility systems; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; and co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002420_Vehicle_Technologies_Office_FY_2021_R&D_FOA_Amendment_000002_updated (Last Updated: 2/4/2021 08:27 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) template (Last Updated: 2/2/2021 09:59 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification template (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:11 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities template (SF-LLL) (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:12 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance template (SF-424) (Last Updated: 1/25/2021 12:24 PM ET)
  • Template for Application Summary Slide (Last Updated: 1/27/2021 10:37 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/12/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/7/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/22/2021 5:00 PM ET – 3/23/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002237: Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation

Mod 005-

The purpose of this modification is to update the number of pages allowed for Reply to Reviewer Comments in the text on page 64.


Mod 004- The purpose of this modification is to provide clarification on where to upload 1-page letters of prospective interest in hosting research from offshore wind developers with projects in relevant geographic locations. See pages 52, 58, and 59.

Mod 003- The purpose of this modfication is to update the following in Table as shown on FOA Cover Page:

Submission Deadline for Full Applications;

Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments;

Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications; and

Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations.

Mod 002 - The purpose of this modification is to make the following change to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0002237: "Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation": Provide clarification that Concept Papers and Full Applications for Topic Areas 1, 2 and 3--Sub-Topic 1 may cover more than one technology and research focus. See pages 49 and 52.

Mod 001 - The purpose of this modification is to make the following changes to Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0002237: "Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation":

1) Delete references to EERE Program Information Center (EPIC) and replace with references to EERE Exchange. (All submissions shall be submitted to through the EERE Exchange Website at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. All questions related to this FOA shall be sent to the FOA Inbox OSWENVFOA@ee.doe.gov.;

2) Update the individual award celling as shown on Page 35;

3) Remove references to Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping;

4) Add Implementation of Executive Order 13798, Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty to Section VI.B.xvii;

5) Add Table of Personnel to Section VI.B.xviii; and

6) Add Budget for DOE/NNSA FFRDC to Section IV.D.xi.

In conjunction with the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), and in coordination with partnering agencies, the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is releasing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support regionally focused, coordinated research efforts to increase understanding of the environmental impacts of offshore wind development as well as to advance and validate technical readiness of tools for monitoring and minimizing impacts.

This FOA will support work across three Topic Areas:

1) Development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters;

2) Development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on the ecology of commercially fished species in US Atlantic waters; and

3) Environmental baseline studies and environmental monitoring technology development and validation focused on U.S. waters off of the U.S. West Coast, in preparation for future floating offshore wind development.

DOE anticipates issuing a single award of up to $7.5 million for Topic Area 1, a single award of up to $3.5 million for Topic Area 2, and 3–4 awards ranging from $750,000 to $2 million for Topic Area 3. Additional cost share of 30% is required for Topic Areas 1 and 2 and 20% is required for Topic Area 3.

To apply to this FOA, applicants must submit application materials through this EERE Exchange website.

Documents

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement, Modification 005. (Last Updated: 7/14/2021 02:02 PM ET)
  • FOA Questions and Answers Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 7/20/2021 11:58 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:47 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form EERE 335 (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:48 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:49 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:52 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.govEERE Help Desk
    For technical questions related to the EERE Exchange Website. Include FOA name and number in subject line.
  • OSWENVFOA@ee.doe.govFOA Mailbox
    For questions related to this FOA and the application process through Exchange only.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/1/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/4/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/14/2021 1:30 PM ET – 7/20/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002385: Request for Information on Accelerated Materials R&D, Testing/Qualification, and Cost-Effective Manufacturing Routes for Harsh Service Environments Materials

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, codes and standards communities, and other stakeholders on issues related to materials and materials manufacturing process technologies that improve system energy efficiency/performance and extend useful life where harsh service conditions exist. This information will be used by AMO and AES to inform strategies and in support of energy savings and cost reduction goals, as well as to inform future planning and adjustments to their research and development (R&D) portfolios.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to HarshMaterialsRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 21, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002385 RFI Harsh Service Conditions (Last Updated: 8/19/2020 10:14 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002379: DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office Request for Information (RFI)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) solicits feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders through this RFI. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

HFTO is issuing a Request for Information to obtain public input on its efforts to accelerate research, development, demonstration, commercialization, and adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

This RFI is issued to understand how hydrogen and fuel cell research priorities and goals can address evolving technology needs and to inform related research, development and demonstration (RD&D) activities that may be undertaken by DOE. The information being sought under this RFI is intended to assist HFTO in further defining the scope and priorities of its RD&D initiatives as well as its consortia that were established to address its priorities.

The information collected may be used for internal HFTO planning and decision-making purposes, including but not limited to determining potential new areas of focus, funding opportunities, analyses, and organizational frameworks for national lab-based consortia.

Areas of Interest:

  • H2@Scale Initiative
  • HFTO Strategy and Multiyear Plan
  • Priority Application Focus Areas
  • Funding Mechanisms and Opportunities (including consortia models)

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Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to HFTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on September 15, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25 MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (*.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) attachment to the email, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, the DOE is not accepting applications at this time. The DOE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, the DOE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if the DOE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. The DOE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. The DOE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that the DOE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind the DOE to any further actions related to this topic.

Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to structure future programs and FOAs and/or otherwise be made available to the public, respondents are strongly advised to NOT include any information in their responses that might be considered business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and conspicuously marked as such in the response.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted by email in accordance with the "RFI Submission Guidelines" detailed in the RFI. The submission must be received no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on September 15, 2020.

The DOE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Documents

  • HFTO RFI (Last Updated: 8/10/2020 02:30 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/15/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002358: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s in support of Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D

DE-FOA-0002358: Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s in support of Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical materials battery supply chains. EERE is specifically interested in information on raw minerals production and refining and processing of cathode materials including cobalt, lithium, and nickel. This RFI is being issued by DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), in collaboration with the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) and Vehicles Technologies Office (VTO).

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to BatteryCriticalMaterialsRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on July 31, 2020. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) or pdf attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002358_RFI_Battery_Critical_Materials_Supply_Chain_R&D (Last Updated: 6/24/2020 02:09 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002322: FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA: Next-Generation Technologies and Field Validation

MODIFICATION 0004: The purpose of this modification is to correct Modification 0003 and clarify:

(1) the use of coal and coal-based sources is specifically not of interest under Topic Area 2 on page 19:

Proposed projects must not include coal or coal-based resources (see Section I.C of the FOA).

(2) the use of coal and coal-based sources is specifically not of interest under all Topic Areas of the FOA on page 21:

For applications under all Topic Areas of the FOA, proposed projects must not include coal or coal-based resources. Applicants may see Section I.E for additional details for related opportunities.

3) the submission deadlines are extended on page i.

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers:

6/29/20 5:00pm ET

Submission Deadline for Full Applications:

8/19/20 5:00pm ET

Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments:

9/17/20 5:00pm ET

MODIFICATION 0003: The purpose of this modification is to clarify the restrictions on the use of coal and coal-based sources in Topic Area 2 of the FOA on page 19 and page 21:

"For all Areas of Interest under Topic 2 of the FOA, flexible or mixed raw materials sources are of interest, but cannot include greater than 49% coal or coal-based sources by weight. Proposed projects to Topic Area 2 of this FOA must not be duplicative of existing efforts of the Feasibility of Recovery Rare Earth Elements Program at the National Energy Technology Laboratory."

MODIFICATION 0002: The purposes of this modification are to clarify:

(1) the definition of "raw materials" under this FOA on page 11:

"For the purposes of all topics in the FOA, "raw materials" refer to materials or minerals extracted from the natural environment and any associated waste streams, but do NOT include end-of-life products."; and

(2) which materials (raw materials vs. end-of-life products) are of interest for separation and processing under Topic 1 Area of Interest 2 on page 15:

Topic 1, Area of Interest 2, seeks projects to improve industrial beneficiation (froth flotation, magnetic separation, or gravity flotation), separation (solvent extraction) and/or processing (molten salt electrolysis and metallothermic reduction) of REEs. In addition to the Topic 1, Area of Interest 2, specific requirements below, improvements to REE separation and processing should be able to handle flexible feedstocks (Figure 3). Of particular interest are technologies that can handle both raw materials and end-of-life products. Proposed technologies cannot solely target end-of-life products, or propose end-of-life products as the material choice for demonstration of the proposed technology.

Battery Critical Materials

For Topic 1 Area of Interest 2, proposed improvements to separation and processing of cobalt, lithium, manganese, and synthetic graphite may include the ability to handle flexible feedstocks, i.e. technologies that can handle both raw materials.

MODIFICATION 0001: The purpose of this modification is to add general authorities that were transferred from the U.S. Bureau of Mines to the Department of Energy, on page 8 of the FOA:

“In addition, the Department of Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1996 generally supports DOE research and development activities related to extraction, separation, and processing technologies. When the United States Bureau of Mines (BoM) was closed in 1996, Congress transferred certain BoM functions to DOE including research of the extraction, processing, use and disposal of mineral substances, and functions pertaining to mineral reclamation industries and the development of methods for the disposal, control, prevention, and reclamation of mineral waste products. See Pub. L. No. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321-167 (1996).”

ORIGINAL ANNOUNCMENT:

Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks to address gaps in domestic supply chains for key critical materials for clean energy technologies to:

- Enable domestic manufacturing of high energy efficiency and high energy density clean energy technologies;

- Diversify the domestic supply of critical materials; and

- Validate and demonstrate domestic innovative technologies to support the transition to U.S. manufacturing.

This will be accomplished through development of alternative next-generation technologies and field validation and demonstration of technologies that improve extraction, separation and processing. Key critical materials for energy technologies as defined in this FOA include: rare earth elements: neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), dysprosium (Dy), terbium (Tb), and samarium (Sm) used in permanent magnets for electric vehicle motors, wind turbine generators and high temperature applications; cobalt (Co) used in batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and grid storage and high temperature permanent magnets; and lithium (Li), manganese (Mn) and natural graphite used in batteries (see table below).This FOA seeks to leverage the technology and capabilities developed at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), an Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames Laboratory and managed by DOE.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002322 AMO 2020 FAQ Log at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.


Documents

  • MODIFICATION 0004: DE-FOA-0002322 FY2020 AMO Critical Materials FOA (Last Updated: 6/23/2020 03:29 PM ET)
  • FOA 2322 Q&As (Last Updated: 8/12/2020 11:18 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 5/8/2020 03:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/29/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/19/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/15/2020 5:00 PM ET – 9/18/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002258: Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED)

Modification 00001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. Changes from modification 00001 are highlighted in yellow.

The Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED) funding program is a collaborative effort across EERE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), and Building Technologies Office (BTO), to provide professionals with educational materials and training resources in fields newly interacting with distributed energy resources (DER). In this program, DER includes distributed solar, like on homes and businesses, as well as efficient building technologies and sustainable transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles.

The goal of this program is to create resources that will help those on the front lines of DER adoption—like first responders, safety officials, and building managers and owners—keep up with these rapidly emerging and advancing technologies. These professionals are at the forefront of America’s energy transition and play a role in easing adoption, ensuring safety, and reducing installation costs. Because of this, the participating EERE offices see these professionals as key to enabling understanding and acceptance of new energy technologies.

SETO, BTO, and VTO seek applicants that will create and integrate education and training materials for professionals who have significant involvement and authority over implementing solar, building, or vehicle technologies on the distribution system but who do not work primarily with these technologies. Those technologies include but are not limited to DER—like PV systems, building efficiency technologies, energy storage systems, AFV, EV—and EV infrastructure.

There was an informational webinar held on April 16, 2020 at 1pm EST. The slides and script are available below.

All questions regarding the content of this FOA should be submitted to Empowered-Workforce@ee.doe.gov.


Documents

  • Educational Materials for Professional Organizations Working on Efficiency and Renewable Energy Developments (EMPOWERED) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Document Mod 000001 (Last Updated: 4/30/2020 05:16 PM ET)
  • Empowered FOA Questions and Answers (Last Updated: 12/3/2020 01:23 PM ET)
  • EMPOWERED FOA Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 4/16/2020 04:44 PM ET)
  • EMPOWERED FOA Webinar Script (Last Updated: 4/16/2020 04:44 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 4/2/2020 06:32 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 3/18/2020 09:57 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/18/2020 10:15 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/29/2020 05:09 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/12/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/8/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/6/2020 12:00 PM ET – 8/11/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-000L078: Vehicle Technologies Office AOP Lab Call 1 FY20

EERE National Laboratory Guiding Principles require all offices to pursue a merit review of direct-funded national laboratory work. In line with these Principles, the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) is issuing this lab call for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020). VTO will award only a portion of its total planned FY 2020 lab funding through this lab call process. Labs are also selected through the standard Financial Opportunity Announcement (FOA) process and are not restricted from applying to any FOAs.

Some labs also have continuing multi-year projects that have already gone through the merit review process. These will continue to be reviewed through the annual peer review process and labs should work with VTO project and program managers to ensure that ongoing projects are appropriately included in the AOPs to meet AOP deadlines. This lab call will only pertain to the new AOIs below.

Summary of AOIs

AOI 1: SMART Mobility Lab Consortium

  • AOI 1A: Tools: Improving and refining existing Modeling Workflow capabilities
  • AOI 1B: Tools: Adding new capabilities and tools to the Modeling Workflow
  • AOI 1C: Mobility Data and Research

AOI 2: Composite Materials and Structures R&D

AOI 3: Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck R&D

Documents

  • FY2020_VTO_Lab_Call_1 (Last Updated: 2/24/2020 08:20 AM ET)
  • FY20_VTO_LabCall_1_FAQs (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 12:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/27/2020 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002227: FY2020 Geothermal Wells of Opportunity (WOO)

ATTENTION: Modification (0001) to FOA has been uploaded to Documents section below. Numerous updates including an extended Full Application Due Date are included. Please review.


Through the Wells of Opportunity (WOO) FOA, EERE's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is soliciting well owners or operators with “idle” wells that are willing to partner with DOE to advance and test EGS technologies in-situ. Due to the criticality of the technology prototyping and methodology testing phase of research and development in the innovation pipeline, this FOA focuses on active field testing, where the Federal government takes on the associated high cost and risks.

Topic Area 1 – Pilot (FORGE Test Wells): The objective of this initiative is to select, prepare, permit, and repair idle wells for early-stage FORGE technology and methodology testing prior to or in lieu of testing in the FORGE Utah wells. These wells will be closely linked to the FORGE effort, contributing to the overall goals and mission of the FORGE initiative by enabling higher-risk technology testing.

Topic Area 2– Amplify (EGS Near-Field RD&D): This field validation effort will culminate in new power production, adding to the economic viability of these existing geothermal fields and illustrating that near-field EGS can be successfully deployed now and that low permeability/unproductive wells near existing hydrothermal fields can be turned into valuable assets using EGS techniques.

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered. Please include the Topic Area(s) with the question.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov. Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.


ATTENTION: Modification (0001) to FOA has been uploaded to Documents section below. Numerous updates including an extended Full Application Due Date are included. Please review.

Documents

  • Wells_Of_Opportunity_(WOO)_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_(FOA)_DE-FOA-0002227_MOD_0001 (Last Updated: 3/23/2020 06:16 PM ET)
  • Question_&_Answer_Spreadsheet_WOOFOA_4-30-2020 (Last Updated: 4/30/2020 04:41 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1_WOO_with_audio_Part_1 (Last Updated: 2/25/2020 05:32 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1_WOO_with_audio_Part_2 (Last Updated: 2/25/2020 05:34 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1_WOO_with_audio_Part_3 (Last Updated: 2/25/2020 05:41 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1_WOO_with_audio_Part_4 (Last Updated: 2/25/2020 05:42 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • EERE_303_-_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 12:59 AM ET)
  • EERE_335_-_Budget_Justification_Workbook (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 01:05 AM ET)
  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 05:28 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 05:28 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 2/3/2020 05:27 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/24/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/27/2020 2:20 AM ET – 6/1/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002219: FY 2020 Geothermal Technologies Office Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement

At EERE, we understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to make adjustments to our business operations and practices in order to safeguard the health and safety of our communities. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves, EERE is issuing an extension of 26 calendar days to respond to this FOA. The Full Application due date for this FOA is now May 4, 2020 5:00pm ET.

Thank you, applicants, for your continued efforts during this uncertain time.

We hope that you and your loved ones are well and we look forward to hearing from you.

The FOA has been modified as follows:

  1. Updated Submission Deadline for Full Applications and Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments.
  2. Updated Section II.A.i “Estimated Funding” to state one or more awards may be issued under Topic 1.

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The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), supports early-stage research and development (R&D) to strengthen the body of knowledge upon which industry can accelerate the development and deployment of innovative geothermal energy technologies.

GTO works to develop technologies to drive down the costs and risks of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is a domestic energy resource from the heat of the earth, which represents a reliable, secure, clean, and nearly inexhaustible energy source.

This multi-topic funding opportunity aims to drive down costs and risks associated with the discovery of hidden geothermal systems in the Basin & Range region of the U.S., and to enhance energy system resilience through the utilization of Reservoir Thermal Energy Storage (RTES), Deep Direct-Use (DDU) and other geothermal direct use applications on university campuses, military installations, hospital complexes, and other large energy end-uses across the U.S.

The topic areas will be:

Topic Area 1 – Exploration RD&D: Hidden Geothermal Systems in the Basin and Range

Topic Area 2 – Advanced Energy Storage Initiative (AESI): Bi-directional Energy Storage Using Low-Temperature Geothermal Applications

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&As can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Letter of Intent and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov. Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Letters of Intent and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadlines.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002219 Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 3/24/2020 05:37 PM ET)
  • Hidden Systems AESI FOA 5-26 (Last Updated: 5/27/2020 10:45 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:53 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:54 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 Budget Justification (3 Period) (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:55 PM ET)
  • EERE 335-.1 Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 01:24 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:58 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 04:59 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/2/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/12/2020 8:00 AM ET – 6/16/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002197: FY20 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement

The purpose of Amendment 000003 is to extend the deadline to submit full applications from 4/14/2020 to 4/28/2020.

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled, “Fiscal Year 2020 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement.”

This FOA seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: advanced batteries and electrification in support of the recently-announced DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge; advanced engine and fuel technologies, including technologies for off-road applications and alternative fueled engines; lightweight materials; new mobility technologies (energy efficient mobility systems); and alternative fuels technology demonstrations.

Documents

  • FY20_VTO_FOA0002197_Amendment_000003 (Last Updated: 3/27/2020 09:41 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/21/2020 02:30 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Template (Last Updated: 1/14/2020 08:32 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 1/16/2020 03:22 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2020 01:53 PM ET)
  • FFRDC Work Authorization (Last Updated: 1/14/2020 08:23 AM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 4/27/2020 09:08 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/14/2020 08:26 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/21/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/28/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002229: Fiscal Year 2020 H2@Scale New Markets FOA

At EERE, we understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to make adjustments to our business operations and practices in order to safeguard the health and safety of our communities. Due to the extraordinary circumstances in which we now find ourselves, EERE is issuing an extension of 14 calendar days to respond to this FOA. The Full Application due date for this FOA is now May 4, 2020 5:00pm ET.

Thank you, applicants, for your continued efforts during this uncertain time.

We hope that you and your loved ones are well and we look forward to hearing from you.

The FOA has been modified as follows:

Updated Submission Deadline for Full Applications and Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments.

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The technology improvements necessary to advance H2@Scale encompass four main focus areas—better ways to MAKE, MOVE, USE, and STORE hydrogen. The initial H2@Scale FOA, released by EERE in FY19, focused on enabling R&D in these areas—and also funded first-of-kind pilot demonstrations of integrated systems with on-site nuclear power and multiple renewable energy sources. The key to continued advancement of H2@Scale is scaling up affordable hydrogen and fuel cell technology options for expanded supply and demand, enabled in part by continued R&D.

This “H2@Scale New Markets FOA” will provide more than $64M in Federal funding to advance the focus areas of H2@Scale and support EERE’s core priorities. Highlighting the importance of scaling up hydrogen use across sectors, this FOA will include more novel demonstration projects for several emerging new markets and applications.

Topics under this FOA to advance H2@Scale include:

Topic 1: Electrolyzer Manufacturing R&D

Topic 2: Advanced Carbon Fiber for Compressed Hydrogen and Natural Gas Storage Tanks

Topic 3: Fuel Cell R&D for Heavy Duty Applications

Subtopic 3a: Membranes for Heavy-Duty Applications

Subtopic 3b: Domestically Manufactured Fuel Cells for Heavy-Duty Applications

Topic 4: H2@Scale New Markets R&D—HySteel

Topic 5: H2@Scale New Markets Demonstrations

Subtopic 5a: Maritime Demonstrations

Subtopic 5b: Data Center Demonstrations

Topic 6: Training and Workforce Development for Emerging Hydrogen Technologies

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov. Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.

ATTENTION:  See message above and revised FOA (Mod 0002) in Documents section below.  The Full Applilcation Due Date for this FOA has been extended.

Documents

  • H2@Scale_New_Markets_FOA_2229_-_Mod_0002 (Last Updated: 3/25/2020 06:12 PM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A_-_Questions_and_answers_regarding_the_content_of_this_FOA_-_5-11-2020 (Last Updated: 5/11/2020 03:35 PM ET)
  • Topic_2_-_Contact_Info_for_ORNL_Carbon_Fiber_Technology_Facility_and_Associated_Capabilities (Last Updated: 2/4/2020 03:53 PM ET)
  • FOA_2229_Teaming_Partner_List_2020_04_17 (Last Updated: 4/17/2020 06:48 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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Full Application

  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:55 PM ET)
  • EERE_303_-_Statement_of_Project_Objectives_(SOPO) (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:56 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:56 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:57 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 1/22/2020 02:58 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/25/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/4/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/2/2020 12:00 PM ET – 6/5/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002244: Notice of Intent: BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment

The Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment.” This FOA, jointly funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), supports the Department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive DOE program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies, which was announced on November 21, 2019. Additional information regarding the Plastics Innovation Challenge can be found by visiting https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-launches-plastics-innovation-challenge.

Current recycling strategies often do not allow for cost-effective recycling of commonly used plastics. Typical recycling techniques can result in diminished material properties, which limit opportunities to produce products from recycled material with equal or greater value. However, there is an opportunity to advance new technologies that use recycled materials to reduce manufacturing energy consumption for some of the most prevalent plastics by up to 50 percent, including those used in grocery bags and beverage bottles.

BETO and AMO have identified significant potential to improve the carbon efficiency and energy efficiency of plastics recycling technologies. To achieve this, research is needed to:

- Develop novel polymers that are designed for infinite recyclability;

- Create innovative deconstruction pathways for existing polymers that generate high-value products; and

- Establish a consistent framework for evaluating carbon and energy efficiency across potential material flows and transformations.

Please see the full text of the Notice of Intent in the Documents section below.

EERE is issuing this notice so that interested parties are aware of the intent to issue a 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 in January 2020 via the EERE Exchange website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. Applicants who wish to receive official notifications and information from EERE regarding this FOA should register in EERE Exchange. After FOA release, EERE will accept applications only through EERE Exchange.


Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002245 BOTTLE (Last Updated: 12/10/2019 09:55 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002182: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage

This request for information (RFI) seeks feedback on technologies to integrate and demonstrate advanced supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) Brayton power cycles that are indirectly heated via thermal energy storage at a turbine inlet temperature (TIT) range between 550 and 630°C. This request is focused on accelerating the commercialization of sCO2 power cycles that are appropriate for near-term integration with concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP), at temperatures that do not require significant de-risking of the cost and performance of novel materials.

Documents

  • RFI CSP sCO2 TES Integration (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 01:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002169: Request for Infomation (RFI): Identifying Wells of Opportunity for Critical Geothermal Field Research Applications

The purposes of this modification are to extend the response deadline to October 25, 2019 and to allow Excel submissions of well data.


The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is interested in gathering information about underutilized wells in known geothermal resources in the United States. The information gathered will be used to gauge industry willingness to partner with GTO to test downhole tools, technologies, and methodologies that are currently at a TRL level below commercial readiness and understand the barriers to partnering this way. Wells above 175°C with low permeability are of highest interest, but others will be considered.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

Please see the full RFI in the “Documents” section below for the complete list of questions and instructions for responding.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to GeothermalRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on October 25, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 5 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Attachments that include well data requested above may be included as additional Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) attachments. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002157: Request for Information: Planning and Operation Models and Data Analytics for Solar Grid Integration

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is issuing this request for information (RFI) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders. This RFI will inform SETO’s strategic planning on research related to the integration of distributed solar energy resources. Specifically, this RFI will inform strategies relating to the modeling, monitoring, predicting, and controlling of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. As the penetration of solar PV on the grid grows, these activities will become more important as grid operators consider how solar adoption impacts grid planning and operations technologies.

This is solely a request for information and not a funding opportunity announcement (FOA). No funding applications are being accepted in response to this RFI.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

To respond, please email your response to SETO.RFI.SI@ee.doe.gov no later than 12:00pm (ET) on August 30, 2019. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically and provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than ten (10) pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001980: FY19 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

NOTICE: The submission deadline for Full Applications has been extended to 09/12/2019 at 5 PM ET. Expected submission deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments has been extended to 10/23/219 at 5 PM ET. Please see updated Modification 0002 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement below for changes.

NOTICE: The submission deadline for Full Applications has been extended to 09/05/2019, 5:00pm ET. Please see updated Modification 0001 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement below for additional changes.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports federal investment in innovative, early-stage advanced manufacturing applied research and development (R&D) projects that focus on specific high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges. The topics are aimed at foundational energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies that impact areas relevant to manufacturing processes (where energy costs are a determinant of competitive manufacturing) and broadly applicable platform technologies (the enabling base upon which other systems and applications can be developed). The competitively selected projects will focus on developing next-generation manufacturing material, information, and process technologies that improve energy efficiency in energy intensive and energy dependent processes.

With this FOA, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) intends to fund high-impact, early to mid-stage research in the following topic areas:

Topic 1: Innovations for the Manufacture of Advanced Materials

Subtopic 1.1: Accelerate the Manufacturing Process Design and Development Cycle for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage Materials

Subtopic 1.2: Innovative Manufacturing Processes for Battery Energy Storage

Subtopic 1.3: Materials and Manufacturing Process Development of Nanocrystalline Metal Alloys

Subtopic 1.4: Process-Informed Science, Design, and Engineering of Materials and Devices Operating in Harsh Service Conditions

Topic 2: Lower Thermal Budget (LTB) Processes for Industrial Efficiency & Productivity

Subtopic 2.1: Advances in Industrial and Process Drying

Subtopic 2.2: Thermal Process Intensification

Topic 3: Connected, Flexible and Efficient Manufacturing Facilities and Energy Systems

Subtopic 3.1: Medium-Voltage Power Conditioning Systems to Enable Grid-Dispatchable and Resilient Manufacturing Facilities

Subtopic 3.2: High Power to Heat Ratio, High Efficiency Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Subtopic 3.3: Verification and Validation of CHP and District Energy

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001980 AMO 2019 FAQ Log at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should applicants experience problems with EERE Exchange, the following information may be helpful.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist applicants in resolving issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in late submissions: In the event that an applicant experiences technical difficulties so severe that they are unable to submit their application by the deadline, the applicant should contact the EERE Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators will assist the applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing submission on behalf of and with the applicant’s concurrence). Please note, network traffic is at its heaviest during the final hours and minutes prior to submittal deadline. Applicants who experience this during the final hours or minutes and are unsuccessful in uploading documents will not be able to use this process.


Documents

  • FY19 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA (Last Updated: 9/3/2019 05:36 PM ET)
  • FOA1980 Q&As (Last Updated: 10/23/2019 07:59 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:54 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:55 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:56 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/2/2019 04:55 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions about the Exchange System or submitting an application through Exchange. Include FOA name and number in subject line.
  • AMOMultitopicFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    For questions about the content of the FOA document. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to the submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/20/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/12/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/29/2019 12:00 PM ET – 11/1/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002029: FY19 Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide funding to address the highest priority R&D areas within biofuel technologies, bioproducts, and biopower. It includes Areas of Interest (AOIs) from all five BETO programs: Feedstock Supply and Logistics; Advanced Algal Systems; Conversion; Advanced Development and Optimization; and Sustainability and Strategic Analysis. Each AOI supports BETO’s objectives to reduce the minimum selling price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources, and improve the quality of feedstock characterization and reliability of biorefinery operations.

Topics under this FOA include:

  • AOI 1: Cultivation Intensification Processes for Algae
  • AOI 2a: Relating Biomass Physical and Chemical Characteristics to Feedstock Performance in Handling and Conversion Operations
  • AOI 2b: Impact of Storage and Handling on Biomass Characteristics
  • AOI 2c: Improving Economics and Development of Coproducts
  • AOI 3: Efficient Wood Heaters
  • AOI 4: Systems Research of Hydrocarbon Biofuel Technologies
  • AOI 5: Optimization of Bio-Derived Jet Fuel Blends
  • AOI 6: Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Wastes
  • AOI 7a: Advanced Bioprocessing
  • AOI 7b: Agile BioFoundry
  • AOI 8a: Designing Highly Recyclable Plastics
  • AOI 8b: Designing Novel Methods for Deconstructing and Upcycling Existing Plastics
  • AOI 9: Rethinking Anaerobic Digestion
  • AOI 10: Reducing Water, Energy, and Emissions in Bioenergy

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov. Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.


Documents

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:36 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:43 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:43 PM ET)
  • EERE 335-.1 - Budget Justification (5 Period) (Last Updated: 5/9/2019 08:56 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:44 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/15/2019 01:45 PM ET)
  • Technical data sheet required for AOI 1 only. (Last Updated: 5/7/2019 09:16 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/3/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/22/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/20/2019 12:00 PM ET – 8/23/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002090: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2019

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO). BTO’s overall goal is to improve the energy productivity of buildings without sacrificing occupant comfort or product performance. The goal is to use energy more productively and efficiently, not simply to use less energy. Progress towards achieving this goal will make building energy costs more affordable to the benefit of American families and businesses.

BTO research is focused on reducing energy intensity for major segments of the sector with the most opportunity for energy savings, while balancing the need to maintain occupant comfort and productivity, and product performance. This includes both new and existing buildings, both residential and commercial, including their energy-consuming and labor-saving equipment. The development of next-generation building technologies, including building materials, components, equipment, energy models and systems, is critical to increasing energy productivity in a cost-effective manner.

BTO’s Emerging Technologies (ET) program invests in the research and development to create the next-generation building technologies, tools and systems to enhance energy efficiency. The program focuses on the most energy-intensive technologies for residential buildings and in commercial buildings, where the opportunity for cost-effective energy savings is greatest. These technologies include air conditioning, space heating, water heating, lighting and sensors & controls, all of which are addressed in this FOA.

Achieving BTO’s priorities across the building technology landscape requires sustained, multifaceted innovation. With this FOA, BTO intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following areas:

Topic 1: Flexible Building Technologies

Topic 2: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technologies

Topic 3: Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technologies

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Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the applicant through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline

Documents

  • FY 2019 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Funding Opportunity Announcement - Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 6/19/2019 01:56 PM ET)
  • Potential Teaming List (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 02:30 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Recipient's Guide to Negotiating with EERE (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:27 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Template (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:25 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/18/2019 02:33 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification File (Last Updated: 6/12/2019 08:49 AM ET)
  • SF424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 08:05 AM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification File (Last Updated: 6/12/2019 09:10 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/21/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/15/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/28/2019 3:00 PM ET – 9/3/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002014: Fiscal Year 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement

This Funding Opportunity Announcement seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: advanced batteries and electric drive systems, energy efficient mobility systems, materials for more efficient powertrains, co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies, and alternative fuels and new mobility options.

Documents

  • FOA_2014_FY19_VTO_FOA_Amendment_000001 (Last Updated: 5/20/2019 10:05 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/13/2019 08:42 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 4/5/2019 04:04 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 3/13/2019 08:40 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 3/13/2019 08:44 AM ET)
  • DOE Work Proposal for FFRDC (Last Updated: 3/13/2019 08:42 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/13/2019 08:42 AM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 3/13/2019 08:41 AM ET)
  • Location of Work (Last Updated: 3/20/2019 09:51 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/1/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/19/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002022: Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) advances the H2@Scale concept. The focus of H2@Scale is to enable affordable and reliable large-scale hydrogen generation, transport, storage, and utilization in the United States across multiple sectors.

By producing hydrogen when power generation exceeds load, electrolyzers can reduce curtailment of renewables and contribute to grid stability. Hydrogen produced from existing baseload (e.g., nuclear power) assets can also be stored, distributed, and used as a fuel for multiple applications. Such applications include transportation, stationary power, process or building heat, and industrial sectors such as steel manufacturing, ammonia production and petroleum refining. Key challenges to the H2@Scale concept include affordability, reliability, and performance of emerging hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Topics under this FOA to advance H2@Scale include:

Topic 1: Advanced hydrogen storage and infrastructure R&D including novel materials or hydrogen carriers for transporting and storing hydrogen, and materials for hydrogen infrastructure components.

Topic 2: Innovative concepts for hydrogen production and utilization including advanced water splitting materials, affordable domestic hydrogen production technologies, co-production of hydrogen for additional sources of revenue, and reversible fuel cell technologies.

Topic 3: H2@Scale Pilot - integrated production, storage, and fueling systems including innovative approaches that successfully integrate and optimize the complete system encompassing hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and use.

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

To apply to this FOA, Applicants must register with and submit application materials through EERE Exchange (this website), EERE’s online application portal.

The Exchange system enforces hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov. Applicants are responsible for meeting each submission deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the submission deadline.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002022 Fiscal Year 2019 H2@Scale Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 3/1/2019 02:03 PM ET)
  • FOA Q&A - Questions and answers regarding the content of this FOA (updated 5/28/2019) (Last Updated: 5/28/2019 11:17 AM ET)
  • Topic 3 Teaming Partner List (Updated 5/20/2019) (Last Updated: 5/21/2019 03:27 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 11:54 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 11:51 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 05:11 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 11:53 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 11:54 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/8/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/29/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/26/2019 8:00 AM ET – 6/28/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001905: Energy-Water Desalination Hub

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in cutting-edge research, development, and demonstration activities focused on sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency. Through EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) public-private R&D consortia, manufacturers, small businesses, universities, national laboratories, and state and local governments are brought together to pursue coordinated early-stage R&D in high-priority areas essential to energy in manufacturing. Federal funding is the catalyst to bring stakeholders into shared spaces and to address process and technological challenges that present a significant degree of scientific or technical uncertainty.

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to establish an Energy Innovation Hub (referred to hereafter as the Energy-Water Desalination Hub, or the Hub) to address water security issues in the U.S. For the purpose of this FOA, “desalination” more broadly includes technologies that primarily remove salts. The Hub is a critical component of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) broader Water Security Grand Challenge which will use a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, early stage research and development (R&D), and other programs to help address the nation’s water security needs.

The Energy-Water Desalination Hub will be organized around four topic areas: 1) Materials Research and Development, 2) New Process Research and Development, 3) Modeling and Simulation Tools, and 4) Integrated Data and Analysis. DOE intends to select and fund one application with the greatest likelihood of achieving the goals of all four topics of this FOA.

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "DOCUMENTS" heading below.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "DOCUMENTS" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applications. In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov ).

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA will be held on January 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Attendance is not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions. Standard application questions regarding the EERE Office and FOA procedures will be discussed. No new information will be presented during the webinar and EERE will not answer any attendee questions during the webinar.

After the webinar is complete, a link will be provided to access the audio recording of the webinar. Also, a copy of the Webinar Slides and Webinar Transcript will be available to download in the “DOCUMENTS” section below.

Please click here to register for the webinar.

*UPDATE: Please see the link below for the Informational Webinar held on January 7, 2019 and enter this password: ZyM3H8Yg

https://doe.webex.com/doe/lsr.php?RCID=cb6bea419f25703c5b37a6f66c993868

Please see the Announcement Documents section for a copy of the webinar slides and transcript.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001905 Energy-Water Desalination Hub FOA (Last Updated: 12/12/2018 05:52 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 Teaming Partner List as of 04-04-19 (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 10:51 AM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 07-30-2019 (Last Updated: 7/30/2019 04:34 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 01-07-19 Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 1/8/2019 05:06 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001905 01-07-19 Webinar Transcript Text (Last Updated: 1/18/2019 01:41 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 9/4/2018 04:54 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (5 Budget Periods) (Last Updated: 9/4/2018 05:01 PM ET)
  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 9/4/2018 04:58 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 9/4/2018 04:59 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/7/2019 8:00 AM ET – 6/18/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002055: Request for Information (RFI): Challenges and Opportunities for the American Solar Industry

The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gather insights about priority research and development needs across the solar industry. The goal of this RFI is to achieve a better understanding of the problems facing solar stakeholders including researchers, analysts, and manufacturers supporting the technological advancement and wide-scale adoption of solar technology. This information will help inform the office’s planning efforts.

The RFI covers four topic areas:

Photovoltaics: The office seeks feedback on issues related to high-priority areas within photovoltaics (PV) research, such as advanced PV manufacturing science, high efficiency tandem cell and module development, and reliability of module-level power electronics. Specifically, SETO is interested in and identifying any new major research areas and potential projects or collaborations that would have a lasting impact for the U.S. PV industry.

PV stakeholders are asked to send responses to SETO.RFI.PV@ee.doe.gov and can find a template for responses in the “DOCUMENTS” section below.

Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power: The office seeks input from the industrial and research communities in several areas that may help enable concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) systems to achieve high operating temperatures and lower costs. Those areas include: long-term thermal energy storage, pumped thermal storage materials, and autonomous solar collector fields.

CSP stakeholders are asked to send responses to SETO.RFI.CSP@ee.doe.gov and can find a template for responses in the “DOCUMENTS” section below.

Systems Integration: The office seeks input from relevant stakeholders on a number of interest areas related to the cost-effective, performance-enhancing integration of solar systems onto the electric grid, particularly at high penetration level. These include: addressing early stage research and development gaps with adaptive protection, smart inverter dynamic models, behind-the-meter grid services, grid-forming inverter controls, utilization of PV inverters as grid sensors, and cyber-secure PV plants.

System Integration stakeholders are asked to send responses to SETO.RFI.SI@ee.doe.gov and can find a template for responses in the “DOCUMENTS” section below.

Balance of Systems Soft Cost Reduction: The office seeks feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other solar stakeholders on research gaps associated with permitting, inspection, interconnection, and financing for solar.

Balance of System stakeholders are asked to send responses to SETO.RFI.BOS@ee.doe.gov and can find a template for responses in the “DOCUMENTS” Section below.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Additional Information

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to the topic-specific email addresses no later than 12:00pm (ET) on January 7, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email and no more than 20 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify answers by responding to a specific question or topic, as applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they deem appropriate.

EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publicly publish a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue a project or idea.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to the topic:

Company / institution name;

Company / institution contact;


Documents

  • Request for Information_Challenges and Opportunities for the American Solar Industry_DE-FOA-0002055 (Last Updated: 12/10/2018 01:48 PM ET)
  • Request for Information - PV Response Template (Last Updated: 1/2/2019 11:01 AM ET)
  • Request for Information - CSP Response Template (Last Updated: 12/6/2018 12:09 PM ET)
  • Request for Information - Soft Cost Response Template (Last Updated: 12/6/2018 12:23 PM ET)
  • Request for Information - Systems Integration Response Template (Last Updated: 12/6/2018 12:11 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/7/2019 12:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001951: Request for Information (RFI): Understanding Catalyst Production and Development Needs at National Laboratories

The purpose of Modification 000002 is to extend the response deadline to October 22,2018.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is requesting input from industry (including but not limited to contract research organizations, contract manufacturing organizations, catalyst manufacturers, and catalyst research consortia), academia, National Laboratories, government agencies, and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders on “custom catalyst production capability for biochemical and thermochemical processes”. Specifically, BETO seeks information to help identify and understand additional areas of research, capabilities, and yet-to-be-addressed challenges pertinent to small-scale production (typically in multi-kilogram quantities) of custom catalysts used in technology development and engineering solutions for the efficient conversion of lignocellulosic, waste, and algal feedstocks to produce biofuels and bioproducts. The conversion technologies of interest include biological, thermochemical or hybrid processes. The class of catalysts include but are not limited to, for example, enzymes, immobilized enzymes, inorganic, and organic; and both homogeneous and heterogeneous types.

BETO, in addition, seeks information on capabilities and functionalities that need to be developed to be able to effectively research and test reactive processes with particular emphasis on unit operations and equipment comprising process development units (PDUs) located at National Laboratories that will enable successful transition of early stage research to engineering-scale research.

For purposes of potentially developing future funding opportunities, BETO is interested in understanding the opportunities and challenges associated with small-scale production of custom catalysts capable of minimizing / eliminating variations in catalyst performance while used for bench-scale and engineering-scale process development of biological, thermochemical and hybrid conversion technologies.

BETO is also interested in understanding the need for operational and capability enhancements for unit operations and equipment comprising PDUs that help to transition early stage research to engineering-scale research.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to structure future programs and FOAs and/or otherwise be made available to the public, respondents are strongly advised to NOT include any information in their responses that might be considered business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and conspicuously marked as such in the response.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to CustomCatalystRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 28, 2018. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 15 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to specific questions and/or topics listed in the full RFI, as applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.

EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Documents

  • Modified Request for Information DE-FOA-0001951.000002 Document (Last Updated: 10/4/2018 03:41 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/30/2018 5:00 PM ET – 10/22/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001965: Request for Information (RFI) on H2@Scale (Hydrogen at Scale): Determining Opportunities to Facilitate Wide-Scale Hydrogen Adoption for Energy Security and Economic Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s vision of the H2@Scale initiative is to enable affordable, reliable and secure energy through hydrogen production from diverse domestic resources and utilization across multiple sectors. Through this initiative, the DOE aims to incentivize the research and development (R&D) of transformational technologies that reduce the cost of hydrogen production and distribution technologies, diversify the feedstocks available for affordable hydrogen production, enable new end uses of hydrogen, enhance the flexibility of the electric power grid, reduce emissions through novel uses of affordable hydrogen, generate jobs in growing industries, and provide global technology leadership for export of next-generation energy solutions. The objective of this Request for Information (RFI) is to identify and quantify domestic resources compatible with large-scale hydrogen production, and to identify pathways to enable effective near- and long-term leveraging of these resources in major industries requiring affordable, secure, domestic, and scalable hydrogen supplies. This RFI complements the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office’s (FCTO’s) early-stage R&D activities and is intended to leverage the private sector to identify technical, cost and infrastructure barriers to deployment and widespread adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. This RFI also complements FCTO’s RFI titled Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure which was released on June 13, 2018.

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This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, the DOE is not accepting applications at this time. The DOE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, the DOE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if the DOE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. The DOE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. The DOE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that the DOE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind the DOE to any further actions related to this topic.

Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to structure future programs and FOAs and/or otherwise be made available to the public, respondents are strongly advised to NOT include any information in their responses that might be considered business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and conspicuously marked as such in the response.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted online or by email in accordance with the "RFI Submission Guidelines" detailed in the RFI. The submission must be received no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on October 31, 2018.

The DOE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.


This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. EERE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.


Documents