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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  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 (AMO) TBD
  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-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-0002083 Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 4/26/2019 05:00 PM ET 6/7/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001956 Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 8/23/2018 05:00 PM ET 11/13/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001945 Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 7/2/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/25/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001920 RFI: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy and the Geosciences Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001880 Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 5/31/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/16/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001869 Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001601 Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies: Modification 0001 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 12/15/2016 05:00 PM ET 2/22/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001642 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001601: Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001464 Request for Information (RFI) Assistance in Target Setting and Strategic Planning for Renewable Energy Deployment at the State and Regional Level Request for Information (RFI) Solar Energy Technologies (SETO) 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-0001327 Request for Information: Geothermal Concepts and Approaches to Validate Mineral Recovery Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001328 Request for Information (RFI): Risk and Uncertainty Management in Geothermal Exploration Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000890 Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 11/12/2014 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001091 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000890 "Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)" Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000842 Integrated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 3/21/2014 05:00 PM ET 4/30/2014 05:00 PM ET
  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-0001074 Request for Information - Critical Parameters for Characterization of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Request for Information (RFI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 2/11/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000841 Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 2/21/2014 11:59 PM ET 4/11/2014 11:59 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-0001061 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000841: Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0000898 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Federal Energy Management (FEMP) TBD
  DE-FOA-0000522 Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S. Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal Technologies (GTO) 7/19/2011 02:00 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-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)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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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)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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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-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

  • RFI: DE-FOA-0002169 - Identifying Wells of Opportunity for Critical Geothermal Field Research Applications (Last Updated: 10/10/2019 03:53 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002083: Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling

DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) will award up to $7M for projects that advance geothermal development by addressing two significant barriers: understanding subsurface state of stress and managing lost circulation events in drilling. Improved understanding of the stress state in geothermal fields will lead to significant cost reductions at several stages of the development cycle, including improved drilling success rates and sustainability of reservoirs over time. Improved knowledge of subsurface stress has the potential to improve both well targeting and reservoir sustainability – two primary drivers of cost. Another challenge that can contribute to the high cost of reservoir access is the loss of fluids to surrounding rock during drilling, or lost circulation events (LCEs). Because geothermal drilling operations tend to target zones of highly fractured and altered material, lost circulation is more common in geothermal drilling than in other applications and can represent 20% of the costs for exploratory wells and reservoir development. Effective assessment of the subsurface stress and being able to mitigate and manage lost circulation events are critical to improving the efficiency of geothermal energy development and ultimately can play a major role in increasing domestic energy affordability. With this funding opportunity, GTO is seeking to sponsor early-stage R&D that will advance the state of the art in each of these related areas.

The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is published at EERE-Exchange.energy.gov.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0002083: Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce 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: 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@ee.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

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002083 Subsurface FAQs (Last Updated: 7/16/2019 09:58 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002083 Subsurface Stress and Loss Circulation in Geothermal Drilling (Last Updated: 3/27/2019 05:05 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 03:55 PM ET)
  • Application for Financial Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 02:54 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook EERE 335 (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 02:55 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 03:59 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/11/2019 03:58 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/26/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/7/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/10/2019 7:00 PM ET – 7/15/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001956: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy

The purpose of this modification is to extend the application due date.  Please see the updated FOA document in the Documents section below for more details.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technology Office (GTO) Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports projects that will develop new analytical tools for finding and developing geothermal resources and establish the practice of machine learning in geothermal operations. The rapidly advancing field of Machine Learning (ML) offers substantial opportunities for technology advancement and cost reduction throughout the geothermal project lifecycle, from resource exploration to power plant operations.

Under this funding opportunity, GTO is interested in two topic areas:

Topic 1: Machine Learning for Geothermal Exploration - GTO seeks projects that advance geothermal exploration through the application of machine learning techniques to geological, geophysical, geochemical, borehole, and other relevant datasets. Of particular interest to GTO are projects that will identify data acquisition targets and build community datasets for future work.

Topic 2: Advanced Analytics for Efficiency and Automation in Geothermal Operations - GTO seeks projects that apply advanced analytics to power plant and other operator datasets, with the goal of improving operations and resource management.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001956 Machine Learning FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce 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: 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@ee.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@ee.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 application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001956.0001 - Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy (Last Updated: 10/17/2018 11:13 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001956 Machine Learning FAQs (Last Updated: 4/9/2019 12:41 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance - SF424 (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:31 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:32 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:33 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:34 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:35 AM ET)
  • Field Work Proposal for FFRDC (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:35 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/23/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/13/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 12/18/2018 8:00 AM ET – 12/21/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001945: Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technology Office (GTO) Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports early-stage development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) tools and technologies, and will seek to improve the performance and economics of EGS systems by funding research in zonal isolation.

Zonal isolation technologies can radically improve the performance and economics of EGS, or manmade geothermal reservoirs. These technologies provide the ability to target specific zones for stimulation activities, which can enable the command and control of fracture location and the economy of resources. In turn, this reduces development costs and operational risks associated with EGS development and promotes more power from fewer wellbores.

Under this funding opportunity, GTO is interested in two topic areas:

Topic 1 - Invention and Innovative Design of Zonal Isolation Technologies and Techniques for EGS Stimulation; and,
Topic 2 - Adaption of Existing Zonal Isolation Technologies for EGS Stimulation.

The projects selected from this FOA will aim to develop reliable zonal isolation tools and technologies that:
• Present low risk to wellbore integrity or the conductivity of fractures;
• Can operate at high-temperatures in corrosive, hard rock environments for extended periods of time; and
• Withstand large pressure differentials.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001945 Zonal Isolation 2018 FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

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 applicants.

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@ee.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@ee.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 application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA is scheduled for July 5, 2018 at 2:00PM ET.
https://doe.webex.com/doe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e79ab53873f11cc658018eb6923f78827

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001945 - Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs (Last Updated: 6/22/2018 10:32 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001945 - Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 04:39 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001945 - Zonal Isolation FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 7/23/2018 04:04 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance - SF424 (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:54 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:55 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities - SFLLL (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:56 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:57 AM ET)
  • Field Work Proposal for FFRDC (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 11:21 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 7/2/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/25/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/25/2018 8:00 AM ET – 6/25/2018 9:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0001920: RFI: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy and the Geosciences

Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invites input from the public regarding opportunities associated with applying machine learning techniques toward challenges in the geosciences that are relevant to geothermal energy. With the overall goals of establishing the practice of machine learning (ML) in the geothermal industry and maximizing the value of the rich datasets utilized in the geosciences, GTO is seeking input in three areas: Identifying the most promising applications of machine learning in subsurface R&D, building open community datasets capable of supporting the most advanced ML techniques, and leveraging crowd-sourced R&D through alternative funding mechanisms. As ML is already well- established in some industries, GTO is also very interested in feedback from outside of the geothermal community. The information requested is intended to advance GTO goals in geothermal development, though there are likely crosscutting applications with other industries operating in the subsurface. Opportunities for partnerships with other industries are also of interest. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from stakeholders prior to DOE potentially issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

This RFI is not a FOA: therefore, DOE is not accepting
applications at this time. All responses to this RFI must be provided as an attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to an e-mail message addressed to machinelearninggeo@ee.doe.gov. Responses must be received no later than 5:00 PM EDT on June 6, 2018. The full content of the announcement can be found on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.


Documents

  • Request for Information (Last Updated: 5/7/2018 02:16 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001880: Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy

Modification No. 0001 - See the Modification table in the FOA. All changes are highlighted in yellow.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001880: Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy, is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO).

The FOA contains three Topic Areas. The first two involve early stage research and development (R&D), while the third solicits projects that incentivize the risk-averse geothermal industry to adopt innovations earlier in the technology R&D cycle.

Topic Area 1: Reducing Non-Drilling Time

Topic Area 2: Advanced Drilling Technologies

Topic Area 3: Innovative Partnership Models

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

An informational webinar was held on May 2, 2018, at 2:00 PM (EST). The presentation slides and the script read during the webinar are posted below.

FOA Q&A for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below. Please review the FOA Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper (required) 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:

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.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001880 - Question and Answers Spreadsheet (Last Updated: 7/12/2018 12:04 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001880 Geothermal EDGE (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 05:38 PM ET)
  • EDGE Informational Webinar (Last Updated: 5/3/2018 06:16 PM ET)
  • EDGE Informational Webinar - Script (Last Updated: 5/3/2018 06:16 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 11:08 AM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 11:07 AM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 11:07 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 4/17/2018 11:08 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/31/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/16/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001869: Request for Information (RFI): Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling

The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invites input from the public regarding challenges and opportunities associated with drilling geothermal wells. With the overall goal of better understanding barriers to lower the costs and risks of geothermal drilling for the purpose of electricity production, we are seeking input in three areas: defining the major challenges, research and development opportunities, and process improvement opportunities. The information requested is intended to ascertain where there are opportunities to reduce the costs of drilling, facilitating increased geothermal energy production in the United States.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001601: Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies: Modification 0001

Modification No. 0001 -  See the Modification table in the FOA. All changes are highlighted in yellow.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that propose projects conducting feasibility studies of large-scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems coupled with advanced direct-use applications and cascaded surface technologies whose applications will extend the reach of geothermal into geologically distinct parts of the country beyond the western U.S. These systems are referred to herein as deep direct-use or DDU.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting DDU feasibility studies in two Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1 “DDU Feasibility Studies” will focus on the initial site selection, resource assessment, and feasibility study of DDU technology(s).Topic Area 2 “DDU Community of Practice Administration and Techno-Economic Validation of DDU Projects” seeks to convene and establish a DDU Community of Practice (COP).

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce 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.

The complete Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA FAQs for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

A webinar was held for this FOA on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. The slide presentation and transcript from the webinar can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

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 - EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov  

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001601_Deep_Direct-Use_Feasibility_Studies_Modification_0001 (Last Updated: 11/15/2016 09:43 AM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 2/22/2017 (Last Updated: 2/22/2017 12:21 PM ET)
  • DDU_FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 11/22/2016 04:20 PM ET)
  • DDU_FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_Transcript (Last Updated: 11/22/2016 04:21 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 11/8/2016 12:52 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/8/2016 12:53 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 11/8/2016 12:53 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/8/2016 12:54 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/15/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/22/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/22/2017 3:00 PM ET – 3/27/2017 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001642: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001601: Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies

 

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue DE-FOA-0001601: “Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies” 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.

The Geothermal Technologies Office seeks to conduct feasibility studies of large-scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems coupled with advanced direct-use applications and cascaded surface technologies whose applications will extend the reach of geothermal into geologically distinct parts of the country beyond the western U.S. These systems are referred to herein as Deep Direct-Use or DDU.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting DDU feasibility studies in two Topic Areas:

  • Topic Area 1 “DDU Feasibility Studies” will focus on the initial site selection, resource assessment, and feasibility study of DDU technology(s).
  • Topic Area 2 “DDU Community of Practice Administration and Techno-Economic Validation of DDU Projects” seeks to convene and establish a DDU Community of Practice (COP).

Please access the complete Notice of Intent under the "Documents" heading below.

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. No applications will be accepted through this notice. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001601_Geothermal_Deep_Direct-Use_Feasibility_Studies (Last Updated: 10/19/2016 01:11 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001464: Request for Information (RFI) Assistance in Target Setting and Strategic Planning for Renewable Energy Deployment at the State and Regional Level

The RFI submission deadline is January 13, 2016.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to assess the level of interest among state and regional-level entities—including governmental, industrial, and academic organizations—in including renewable energy deployment into their energy strategies and in identifying specific challenge areas to address. For purposes of this RFI, renewable energy includes solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal technologies. Renewable energy targets and strategic plans have been set at the state level for many years, sometimes including technology-specific plans and programs. As Renewable Portfolio Standards sunset in many states and as compliance requirements are launched for greenhouse gas reduction, states may wish either to establish or re-evaluate targets for renewable electricity deployment and/or consider the most beneficial paths for achieving those goals. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Documents

  • RFI_-_Assistance_in_Target_Setting_and_Strategic_Planning_for_Renewable_Energy_Deployment_at_the_State_and_Regional_Level (Last Updated: 12/17/2015 07:05 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001376: MINERAL RECOVERY PHASE II: GEOTHERMAL CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES TO VALIDATE EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGIES

The purpose of Modification 0001 is to correct the SOPO page limit to 10 pages.

The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote the advancement of geothermal energy conversion processes by validating technologies capable of providing a secondary income stream from the same geo-fluids. Methods for economically capturing, concentrating, and/or purifying valuable materials contained within geothermal brines represent an opportunity to both meet critical U.S. materials needs and broaden, as well as strengthen, the value-proposition of geothermal energy operations. Results from this work can enhance current applications, support planned development, and potentially open additional regions in the U.S. for economic utilization of geothermal energy.

This FOA invites responses in two (2) general topic areas, outlined below. Collaboration among industry, national laboratories, and academic institutions is encouraged; teaming will be strongly considered during the application reviews. Applicants will also be encouraged to coordinate activities with the Department of Energy (DOE) Critical Materials Institute led by Ames Laboratory.

Topic Area 1: Engineering Validation of Existing Extraction Technologies
Responses to this Topic Area are to validate processes or procedures to recover these materials from geothermal fluids or produced waters. Proposals may include processes currently effective in other industries that may be transferable to high value/critical material/strategic materials extraction from geothermal fluids, or processes that already experimentally demonstrate effectiveness for material recovery.

Topic Area 2: U.S. Regional or Nationwide Assessment of High Value Materials in U.S. Geothermal Fluids and Produced Fluids
For the this Topic Area, the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) seeks approaches to economically and quickly build a public, U.S.-wide resource assessment of dissolved critical and high-value materials that may be site-specific, region-wide, or a national assessment. A successful application will demonstrate expertise in geologic regimes as well as sampling and analysis.

The EERE Exchange system is currently designed to enforce 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 applications.

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 (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

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

A webinar for this FOA was held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. To view the webinar document, please download the "FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation" PDF, from the FOA Documents section below.

Documents

  • Modification_0001_DE-FOA-0001376_-_Mineral_Recovery_Phase_II_Geothermal_Concepts_and_Approaches_to_Validate_Extraction_Technologies (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 03:24 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 04:03 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 12/16/2015 02:52 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 03:47 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Form (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 03:49 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/20/2015 03:53 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 12/1/2015 03:44 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/6/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/29/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/31/2016 8:00 AM ET – 4/5/2016 8:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0001327: Request for Information: Geothermal Concepts and Approaches to Validate Mineral Recovery

This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications through this RFI. The Department of Energy (DOE) will not respond to questions regarding this RFI.

For this RFI, the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) seeks input on ideas in three (3) categories to encourage increased development of geothermal resources through recovery of dissolved critical materials.

The first category is to explore the opportunities to conduct extensive engineering validation testing of feasible technologies or processes that can efficiently and cost-effectively capture, concentrate, and/or purify high-value materials, that may be contained in geothermal fluids and process streams. GTO seeks to broaden the assessment of available or possible approaches by exploring methodologies that may be adaptable from extractive industries such as oil and gas, mining, and other industries that may utilize chemicals, resins or other approaches to remove, purify or process a material.

The second category is to query concepts and approaches for leveraging methods in use or being considered for commercial applications in the geothermal and mining industries. Ideas are sought for combined drilling technologies, rock stimulation technologies such as those used in enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) and mineral extraction technologies as currently applied in solution mining.

The third category is to broaden the database of knowledge about the existence and concentration of the high-value materials in U.S. geothermal fluids or low-temperature process streams from other operations, such as oil and gas production. The information sought may be site-specific mineral content and/or an overall assessment of the U.S. mineral resource base in geothermal and other produced fluids.

The full RFI can be accessed under the "FOA Documents" heading below.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to LowTValidation@hq.doe.gov no later than 5pm ET on Monday, June 8th. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

      

Documents

  • RFI_-_Geothermal_Concepts_and_Approaches_to_Validate_Mineral_Reovery (Last Updated: 4/21/2015 03:54 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001328: Request for Information (RFI): Risk and Uncertainty Management in Geothermal Exploration

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking information on risk quantification and management in geothermal exploration, especially as it pertains to decision making in late stage exploration activities such as drilling and advanced geophysical surveys.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues of cost and risk reduction related to geothermal exploration. This is due in part to the lack of response to the 2014 Play Fairway Analysis Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) by Geothermal Industry operators and developers.  DOE's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is specifically interested in information on current opportunities to develop, test, and validate risk and uncertainty models for prospects that have already been identified by industry.

This is solely a request for information and not a FOA; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. DOE will not respond to questions related to this RFI.

The full RFI document can be accessed under the "FOA Documents" heading below.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to playfairway@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm ET on 4/24/2015. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. 

Documents

  • RFI_Risk_and_Uncertainty_Management_in_Geothermal_Exploration (Last Updated: 3/20/2015 08:29 AM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-exchangesupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to the EERE Exchange website only. DOE will not respond to questions related to this RFI.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000890: Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)

The objective of this announcement is to establish a dedicated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) field laboratory called the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). FORGE is envisioned as a dedicated site where new technologies and techniques can be tested, with a central focus on EGS validation, optimization and replicability at scale. FORGE is a critical step towards creating a commercial pathway to EGS within an aggressive timeframe; FORGE will promote high-risk-reward science and engineering focused on addressing EGS barriers and a robust instrumentation and data collection effort that will allow the geothermal and other subsurface sectors to gain a fundamental understanding of the key mechanisms controlling thermo-mechanical-chemical-hydrologic processes at depth.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0000890 Amendment 000004 Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) (Last Updated: 10/23/2014 08:26 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:11 AM ET)
  • SF 424A Budget Information (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:11 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification PMC 123.1 EERE 159 (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:12 AM ET)
  • Environmental Impact Questionnaire (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:12 AM ET)
  • SF LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Information (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:13 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/12/2014 8:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/28/2015 7:00 AM ET – 5/15/2015 6:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001091: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000890 "Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)"

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office, DE-FOA-0000890, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)."

 

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the DOE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term.  Any of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change.  DOE will not entertain any questions or telephone calls at this time involving this Notice.  Once the FOA has been released, DOE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.

 

This is a Notice of Intent only.  DOE is not accepting applications for funding as a result of this notice.  DOE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or may not issue a FOA at all.

Documents

  • FORGE_NOI (Last Updated: 2/20/2014 07:45 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000842: Integrated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Research and Development

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Geothermal Technologies Office’s (GTO) Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Subprogram seeks to advance subsurface characterization via an integrated technical approach to EGS R&D—GTO encourages the community to integrate technologies to address the challenges associated with quantifying reservoir complexity.  GTO is interested in increasing the precision and accuracy of directly measured parameters and improving the ability to constrain calculated or inferred reservoir properties from these direct measurements.  Critical parameters that GTO is interested in constraining include, but are not limited to: matrix to fracture heat transfer area; fluid mean residence time; in-situ stresses; fracture spacing; fracture aperture distribution; porosity; and reservoir volume.  GTO seeks research projects that will facilitate a better understanding of physicochemical conditions to optimize subsurface engineering and stimulation methods, as well as assess and better understand the evolution and sustainability of a reservoir during long-term operations.

Documents

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000842: Integrated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Research and Development (Last Updated: 2/18/2014 02:03 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • FOA DE-FOA-0000842 Webinar PowerPoint (with audio) presented March 6, 2014. (Last Updated: 3/6/2014 03:39 PM ET)
  • FOA DE-FOA-000842 Webinar PowerPoint (without audio) presented March 6, 2014. (Last Updated: 3/6/2014 03:41 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Budget Justification (EERE 159) (Last Updated: 2/19/2014 02:16 PM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) (Last Updated: 2/19/2014 02:25 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) (Last Updated: 2/19/2014 02:26 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/30/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/27/2014 5:00 PM ET – 5/30/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001016: Funding Opportunity Announcement: Low Temperature Geothermal Mineral Recovery Program

While geothermal power is an attractive potential source for sustainable energy production, the high heat temperature requirements (typically >150°C) of most geothermal capture systems constrain geographic distribution and economic viability of geothermal energy production. Advancement of strategic material or mineral recovery aims to address this limitation. By partnering with geothermal and mineral industry stakeholders to develop additional revenue streams from brines, the economic viability of geothermal projects will increase while also allowing for increased geographic diversity of this clean, round-the-clock energy source.

Rare earths and strategic minerals are essential for modern industry, especially clean-energy technologies, but are subject to supply risk in the face of ever-increasing demand. As an example, consumer uses of lithium batteries have soared over the last decade, powering everything from electric cars to tablets to cell phones. Global demand for lithium carbonate is expected to exceed 250,000 tons by 2017—a 60% increase over current usage. As demand grows in this burgeoning market, a reliable supply of critical materials for advanced manufacturing technologies is a growing concern. This program aims to help alleviate this type of supply bottleneck.

The Energy Department seeks up to ten 1-2 year feasibility and/or applied R&D projects that will lead to commercialized technologies. Geothermal mining of rare earth and near-critical metals are the focus of this research, with the intent to effectively lower the cost of geothermal energy production while diversifying and stabilizing the supply of critical materials for domestic industries. To learn more about the ‘Low-Temperature Mineral Recovery Program’ funding opportunity, click here. Register for an informative webinar to learn more about the strategic material extraction and this opportunity.

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality. EERE supports innovative technologies that reduce both risk and costs of bringing geothermal power online. Learn more about the Department's efforts to develop geothermal energy.

Documents

  • EERE 105 DE-FOA-0001016 LOW TEMPERATURE GEOTHERMAL MINERAL RECOVERY PROGRAM (Last Updated: 2/3/2014 11:25 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 2/3/2014 04:11 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/3/2014 04:11 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/3/2014 04:12 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/6/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/2/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/11/2014 5:00 PM ET – 6/17/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001074: Request for Information - Critical Parameters for Characterization of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE 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. DOE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

With Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001074, titled “Critical Parameters for Characterization of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)”, DOE is requesting input on key governing technical parameters for EGS.  For EGS to achieve technical and commercial viability, advancing state-of-the-art means for measurement and quantification of these governing parameters to acceptable level of precision and accuracy is critical.  DOE will consider input from this RFI while prioritizing its limited funding on characterization activities that are most impactful to EGS development.

All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format as an attachment in an email sent to: EGSinfo@go.doe.gov by 5:00 PM ET on February 11, 2014.  Emails should have the subject line “Critical Parameters for Characterization of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)”.
 
THIS RFI IS NOT A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA); THEREFORE, DOE IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001074 Request for Information (RFI) Critical Parameters for Characterization of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) (Last Updated: 1/23/2014 01:43 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EGSinfo@go.doe.gov 
    To submit responses to this RFI. Respondents are advised that 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.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For EERE Exchange Technical Support

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/11/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000841: Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis

The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is seeking applications for projects that address the overarching theme of uncertainty quantification and reduction, specifically through the development of Geothermal Play Fairways. A play fairway analysis defines levels of uncertainty with respect to the presence and utility of geothermal system elements, and translates them into maps to high grade the geographic area over which the most favorable combinations of heat, permeability, and fluid are thought to extend. This analysis is conducted on a regional (basin) scale, with the resulting maps covering areas of up to several thousand square miles.

Documents

Previous Versions

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 1/22/2014 04:19 PM ET)
  • EERE - 159 - Budget Justification (includes SF-424A Budget Information) (Last Updated: 1/22/2014 04:53 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF-LLL (Last Updated: 1/22/2014 04:22 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/21/2014 11:59 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/11/2014 11:59 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/8/2014 7:00 PM ET – 5/14/2014 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001069: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001016 "Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program"

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Program.” EERE's objective in this FOA is to promote the advancement of thermal energy processes capable of converting geothermal heat sources into power, in conjunction with the development or exploitation of technologies capable of capturing, concentrating, and/or purifying valuable materials contained within geothermal brines to economically extract resources that can provide additional revenue streams to geothermal operators. This targeted initiative of the GTO focuses on strategic mineral extraction as a path to optimize the value stream of low-to-moderate temperature resources.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001069 for Low Temperature Mineral Recovery Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001016 (Last Updated: 1/15/2014 04:32 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001061: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000841: Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis

The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is interested in research that addresses the overarching theme of uncertainty quantification and reduction, specifically through the development of Geothermal Play Fairways.  A play fairway analysis defines levels of uncertainty with respect to the presence and utility of geothermal system elements, and translates them into maps to high grade the geographic area over which the most favorable combinations of heat, permeability, and fluid are thought to extend.  This analysis is conducted on a regional (basin) scale, with the resulting maps covering areas of up to several thousand square miles. 

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled, "Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis."

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of the FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in January, 2014.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000841: Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis (Last Updated: 12/19/2013 01:24 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000898: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT)

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) initially titled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT).”  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  The AFFECT FOA will provide direct funding to U.S. Federal agencies for the development of capital projects and other initiatives to increase the energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at agency facilities.

It is anticipated that the FOA will include the following two (2) topic areas:

Topic Area 1: Combined Heat and Power (CHP); and

Topic Area 2: Renewable Energy, including solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, ocean, geothermal, waste to energy, and new hydroelectric energy technologies.

The purpose of this Notice is to encourage prospective applicants to begin formulating ideas, gathering data, and developing partnerships in anticipation of the issuance of the FOA. Prior to FOA issuance, FEMP is making technical assistance available upon request to Federal agencies to identify and analyze CHP or renewable energy opportunities and technologies.  FEMP technical assistance related to the objectives of the AFFECT FOA will only be available to Federal agencies up until the release of the FOA, which is tentatively scheduled for release in the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2014.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0000898 (Last Updated: 7/9/2013 10:37 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000522: Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S.

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S.” is to advance the Geothermal Technologies Program's (GTP) mission of researching, developing, and validating cost-competitive technologies and tools to accelerate the growth of geothermal energy in the United States.  This FOA will advance the Department of Energy’s (DOE) mission by partnering with industry, academia and the national laboratories to discover new geothermal resources, develop innovative methods, and demonstrate high-impact technologies.  This FOA directly supports the goals of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Under this FOA, DOE is requesting applications that address key cost, technical, and risk barriers and advance geothermal energy development, working toward the Program goal of accelerating the development and use of geothermal energy.  Projects should propose ideas to advance current drilling, reservoir engineering, and characterization technologies in order to identify and develop sustainable reservoirs at lower costs.

There will be six topic areas to which an application may be submitted under this FOA:

  • Topic 1: Advanced Exploratory Drilling Technologies

  • Topic 2: Advanced Well Completion Technologies

  • Topic 3: Zonal Isolation

  • Topic 4: Observation Tools and Data Collection System for Reservoir Stimulation

  • Topic 5: Geophysical Exploration Technologies

  • Topic 6: Geochemistry/Rock-Fluid Interactions

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: Amendment 004 - Geothermal Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Resources in the U.S. FOA (Last Updated: 6/8/2011 06:05 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SF 424 - Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/25/2011 11:54 AM ET)
  • Prime Recipient SF 424 Research and Related (SF 424R&R) (Last Updated: 5/25/2011 12:01 PM ET)
  • Subrecipient SF 424 Research and Related (SF 424R&R) (Last Updated: 5/25/2011 12:02 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 5/25/2011 12:03 PM ET)
  • SF424RR_BudgetInstructions (Last Updated: 6/20/2011 04:14 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • FOA522@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this announcement.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to the submission deadline of 7/19/2011.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange.  All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to the submission deadline of 7/19/2011.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/19/2011 2:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/8/2011 11:59 PM ET – 3/12/2011 11:59 PM ET