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DE-FOA-0001461: Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0001461: Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines


The purposes of this modification are to:

1. Extend the Submission Deadline for Full Applications from 10/16/2016 to 10/17/2016; and

2. Change the Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments from 11/11/2016 to 11/10/2016.


The purposes of this modification are to:

1. Extend the date of the Informational Webinar from 8/8/2016 to 8/17/2016;

2. Extend the Submission Deadline for Concept Papers from 8/15/2016 to 8/29/2016;

3. Extend the Submission Deadline for Full Applications from 9/18/2016 to 10/16/2016;

4. Change the Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments from 10/14/2016 to 11/11/2016;

5. Change the Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications from 11/18/2016 to 1/15/2017;

6. Change the Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations to March 2017;

7. Remove references to FFRDC involvement in Sections III.B and IV.D to align with Section III.A of the FOA; and

8. Clarify in Section IV.C.i. that concept papers can address multiple sub-topics as described in Section I.B of the FOA.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) announce a joint funding opportunity in support of the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Eligibility for this FOA is restricted to U.S. Institutions of Higher Education (as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1001, in accordance with 2 C.F.R § 200.55), and non-profit research institutions that operate as a division under the U.S. Institutions of Higher Education. This restricted eligibility applies to both Prime Recipients and Subrecipients.

The Co-Optima initiative seeks to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines. This first-of-its-kind effort brings together multiple DOE offices, DOE National Laboratories, and industry stakeholders to simultaneously conduct tandem fuel and engine research and development (R&D) and deployment assessment in order to maximize energy savings and on-road vehicle performance, while dramatically reducing transportation-related petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

An Informational Webinar was held on August 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET. You can download a copy of the presentation slides below. To view a recorded copy, visit the following link:


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: 7/29/2016 03:57 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) (Last Updated: 7/29/2016 03:57 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 7/29/2016 04:05 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (EERE 303) (Last Updated: 7/29/2016 04:05 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/29/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/17/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/9/2016 9:00 AM ET – 11/14/2016 9:00 AM ET