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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002453: Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing FOA

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) funds a broad portfolio to catalyze research, development, and adoption of energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies and practices to increase energy productivity and drive U.S. economic competitiveness. AMO supports advancing energy storage in two ways: 1) Improving the manufacturability of emerging energy storage technologies to accelerate their adoption and grow domestic manufacturing; and 2) Increasing the economic competitiveness of industrial and commercial sectors by integrating energy storage into their operations.

Flow batteries have great potential to meet demand for grid-scale energy storage, which enables flexible, resilient, and efficient infrastructure. Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), AMO seeks proposals for collaborative, multi-stage R&D projects that focus on work to develop or improve manufacturing processes for individual flow battery components, followed by collaborative work to integrate those new or improved components into a prototype system with a mid-sized capacity for industrial applications. Projects selected will address gaps and challenges in energy storage manufacturing to:

  • Enable cost-effective, scalable manufacturing for mid-sized (i.e., 10 – 100 kilowatt hour) flow battery systems;
  • Test and validate the flow battery system’s manufacturability;
  • Strengthen the U.S. flow battery supply chains by connecting battery manufacturing stakeholders.

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 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.

Informational Webinar:

An informational webinar will be held to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET.  Please find the link to the Informational Webinar on the title page of the FOA document.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002453: Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing FOA (Last Updated: 5/4/2021 01:37 PM ET)
  • Questions and Answers_05-20-2021 (Last Updated: 5/20/2021 09:52 AM ET)
  • FOA Applicant Webinar (Last Updated: 4/2/2021 03:44 PM ET)
  • AMO_webinar_transcript (Last Updated: 4/13/2021 02:37 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: 2/18/2021 10:53 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/17/2021 01:42 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/17/2021 01:45 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (3 BPs) EERE 540.132-02 (Last Updated: 2/18/2021 10:54 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/29/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/30/2021 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/26/2021 5:00 PM ET – 7/29/2021 5:00 PM ET