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DE-FOA-0001467: NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC MACHINES: ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

Modification 0003: The purpose of this modification is to extend the “Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments” to 7/12/2016.

Modification 0002: The purpose of this modification is to revise Table 1 of Section I.A & Section I.B.iii. Topic Area 3: Superconducting Wire Manufacturing to correct the operating temperature from ‘77K’ to ‘above 65K’, and ‘Yttrium’ is replaced with ‘Rare Earth’. Correction made to footnote 34. Also, the symbol Je is replaced by Ic in Table 1.

Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification is to revise Section I.B.i. Topic Area 1: High Performance Thermal and Electrical Conductor Manufacturing to remove the references to measuring conductivity improvements by either weight or volume units.

Manufacturing is the use of energy, equipment, information, services, and capital to convert raw materials, components, and parts into goods that meet market expectations. As an economic sector, manufacturing generates 12 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs 12 million Americans. The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) makes research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) investments in advanced manufacturing process and materials technologies. These technologies are foundational, pervasive, and promise crosscutting industrial applications and impact in reducing industry’s energy footprint and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as supporting the global competitiveness of clean energy products. By targeting the development of energy-related advanced manufacturing technology, AMO’s work can create completely new supply chains and stimulate significant economic growth and job creation.

AMO’s Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program is an RD&D effort leveraging recent technology advancements in power electronics and electric motors to develop a new generation of energy efficient, high power density, high speed, integrated MV drive systems for a wide variety of critical energy applications. Improvements to these systems can be realized through the application of key enabling technologies, such as wide bandgap devices, advanced magnetic materials, improved insulation materials, aggressive cooling techniques, high speed bearing designs, and improved conductors or superconducting materials. Through this development program, NGEM will facilitate a step-change that enables more efficient use of electricity, as well as reduced drive system size and weight, developing lasting capabilities for motor material development, design, and analysis that are cost-shared with industry stakeholders.

This specific Financial Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is focused on advancing three key enabling technologies that can take the development of electric machines a giant step further by addressing significant reductions in three major categories of energy losses in an electric machine. The FOA leverages on recent technical advancements made in nanomaterial research, 6.5wt% siliconizing process in electrical steel manufacturing, and improved in-field performance of high temperature superconductor technology to realize the complete vision of developing a new generation of energy efficient, high power density, high speed electric machines for a wide variety of critical energy applications.

EERE conducted an informational webinar on March 16, 2016 at 1:00pm EDT. The purpose of this webinar was to give applicants an overview of the FOA process generally. No new information was provided in the webinar. Attendance was not mandatory and will not positively or negatively impact the overall review of any Applicant submissions.

A copy of the slides including a full transcript of the webinar can be downloaded below.

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.

Documents

  • FOA Webinar PowerPoint Slides and Transcript (Last Updated: 3/17/2016 02:41 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001467 Next Generation Electric Machines Enabling Technologies_MOD0003 (Last Updated: 6/24/2016 01:35 PM ET)
  • NGEM_II-FOA_1467_FAQs_6-06-16 (Last Updated: 6/6/2016 04:20 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: 3/8/2016 02:15 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/8/2016 02:17 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/8/2016 02:17 PM ET)
  • Sf 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 5/27/2016 03:12 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/12/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/7/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/6/2016 5:00 PM ET – 7/12/2016 5:00 PM ET