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  • ARPA-E – Fellows and Senior Fellows Programs

    Fellows: for recent PhD (< 3 years) or in rare cases current PhD candidates. Senior Fellows: 3 or more years of distinctive work in an energy innovation area after earning a PhD Fellow applications consist of the candidate’s CV and a one-page statement of interest and relevant experience and a description of energy topics of interest for working on as an ARPA-E Fellow.
  • Graduate Fellowship Program

  • Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) Program

  • Scholars Program: Internships at DOE Labs

  • DoE Research Opportunities From 2012 Presidential Budget

    From Randy Hall, VP of Research: “The above report summarizes research opportunities in DOD and DOE that arise from the 2012 Presidential budget. Please distribute to faculty with interest in DOE and DOD funding.”
  • Energy Department Launches New Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

    As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to revitalizing America’s manufacturing sector, today the Energy Department launched the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI), a new Department initiative focused on growing American manufacturing of clean energy products and boosting U.S. competitiveness through major improvements in manufacturing energy productivity. The initiative includes private sector partnerships, new funding from the Department, and enhanced analysis of the clean energy manufacturing supply chain that will guide the Department’s future funding decisions.
  • Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) – 2015

    It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in late calander year 2014.
  • DoE-USDA – Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI)

  • DOE Basic Energy Sciences Advisory committee meeting notes

    Insights into FY2016 DOE Basic Energy Science programs gained from the 26-27 Feb BESAC meeting.
  • SBIR/STTR FY 2016 Phase II Release 1

    Deadline: 12/15/2016
    The Department of Energy (DOE) invites eligible Phase I and Phase II grantees to apply for Phase II grants (both initial and sequential) under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Please refer to the full Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001405 for additional information. The full text of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is located on FedConnect. Instructions for completing the Grant Application Package are contained in the full text of the FOA which can be obtained at: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0001405&agency=DOE
  • Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D – 2016

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D funding opportunity on October 29, 2015. Under this funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001364, “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D—2016”), a total of up to $10.5 million in funding is directed toward all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas: – Core Technology Research—the application of fundamental scientific concepts to SSL technology – Product Development—using the knowledge gained from basic or applied research to develop or improve commercially viable SSL materials, devices, or systems – U.S. Manufacturing—accelerating SSL technology adoption through manufacturing innovations and improvements that reduce costs and enhance quality and consistency Apply to the funding opportunity Details – Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: November 20, 2015 – Submission Deadline for Full Applications: January 20, 2016 – Informational Webinar: November 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET –Register now – Questions about FOA: email SSL-FOA0001364@netl.doe.gov – Learn more: about our Solid-State Lighting Program
  • Systems Biology Enabled Research on the Roles of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycle Processes

    The DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research has release the solicitation – Systems Biology Enabled Research on the Roles of Microbial Communities in Carbon Cycle Processes, attached along with a data sheet on the Program Manager. Applications are solicited for –omics driven basic research on the contribution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes and microbial communities to carbon cycling processes in terrestrial soil and sedimentary ecosystems in the following areas: i. Systems biology studies on regulatory and metabolic networks of microbes, microbial consortia, and microbe-plant interactions involved in biogeochemical cycling of carbon. ii. Development and application of –omics approaches to investigate microbial community functional processes involved in carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. A pre-application is required and must/should be submitted by January 13, 2016, 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
  • BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY FRONTIERS & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES (BENEFIT) – 2016

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Buildings Technologies Office (BTO), announces the Funding Opportunity Announcement Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2016. This Funding Opportunity Announcement combines early-stage topics (Innovations) with later-stage, roadmap-driven topics (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided by the program. Because of their different focuses (Innovations: early-stage; Frontier: later-stage, roadmap-driven), this FOA is divided into two sections; an Innovations and a Frontiers section with an additional optional Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) supplement. Applications for a BUILD Supplement cannot be submitted as standalone applications. INNOVATIONS section: Topic 1: Open Topic for Energy Efficiency Solutions for Residential and Commercial Buildings Topic 2: Human-in-the-Loop Sensor & Control Systems Topic 3: Infiltration Diagnostic Technologies FRONTIERS section: Topic 4: Plug and Play Sensor Systems Topic 5: Advanced Air-Sealing Technologies for Existing Buildings FOA Webinar Information: Please register for BENEFIT 2016 FOA – Introduction on December 21, 2015 2:00 PM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8715391438828356098 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please register for BENEFIT 2016 FOA – Full Applications on March 14, 2016 2:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9049947538484352769 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/manuals.aspx after logging in to the system. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.
  • Notice of Intent for State Energy Program 2016 Competitive Awards

    Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Number DE-FOA-0001415. The purpose of this announcement is to initiate a Notice of Intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number DE-FOA-0001415 entitled State Energy Program 2016 Competitive Awards. 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 this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in 2016.
  • Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled FY 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

    The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement, number DE-FOA-0001384 entitled FY 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement. PLEASE NOTE THAT 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 this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the January 2016 timeframe.
  • BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY FRONTIERS & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES (BENEFIT) – 2016

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Buildings Technologies Office (BTO), announces the Funding Opportunity Announcement Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2016. This Funding Opportunity Announcement combines early-stage topics (Innovations) with later-stage, roadmap-driven topics (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided by the program. Because of their different focuses (Innovations: early-stage; Frontier: later-stage, roadmap-driven), this FOA is divided into two sections; an Innovations and a Frontiers section with an additional optional Buildings University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) supplement. Applications for a BUILD Supplement cannot be submitted as standalone applications. INNOVATIONS section: Topic 1: Open Topic for Energy Efficiency Solutions for Residential and Commercial Buildings Topic 2: Human-in-the-Loop Sensor & Control Systems Topic 3: Infiltration Diagnostic Technologies FRONTIERS section: Topic 4: Plug and Play Sensor Systems Topic 5: Advanced Air-Sealing Technologies for Existing Buildings FOA Webinar Information: Please register for BENEFIT 2016 FOA – Introduction on December 21, 2015 2:00 PM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8715391438828356098 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please register for BENEFIT 2016 FOA – Full Applications on March 17, 2016 2:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9049947538484352769 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Amendment 000001 to DE-FOA-0001383 BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY FRONTIERS & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES (BENEFIT) – 2016 includes the following changes: 1. Total available federal funding has increased from $8 million to $20 million. 2. The number of anticipated awards has increased to approximately 17-25. 3. The schedule has been altered to allow an additional week for submission of Concept Papers. The new submission date for Concept Papers is 2/5/2016. 4. The 2nd Webinar has been rescheduled to 3/17/2016. 5. Additional detail regarding building/grid interaction has been added for Topic Areas 1, 2 and 4. 6. Extend the submission date for Full Applications to 4/19/2016. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website after logging in to the system. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.
  • DE-FOA-0001459 Pre-Project Planning for Advanced Combustion Pilot Plants

    Projects resulting from this Funding Opportunity Announcement will complete preliminary designs of pilot plants based on advanced combustion systems. Pilot plants will be designed including identification of basic technology elements, integration requirements, identification of a host site, and cost and schedule requirements associated with the construction and operation of the pilots. The pilots will be at least 10 Megawatts electrical in scale or equivalent and contain essential design features to be assessed at the pilot scale prior to subsequent commercial-scale demonstration. Additionally a techno-economic analysis will be conducted at the commercial scale to evaluate the ultimate cost and performance relative to Department of Energy goals.
  • Support of Fossil Energy Research at U.S. Colleges and Universities Including University Coach Research and Research by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions

    The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy (DOE) plans to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), number DE-FOA-0001488 titled Support of Fossil Energy Research at U.S. Colleges and Universities Including University Coach Research (UCR) and Research by Historically Black Colleges (HBCU) and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (OMI). PLEASE NOTE 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 this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to grants.gov and FedConnect (https://www.fedconnect.net/) in February 2016.
  • Energy Frontier Research Centers

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its interest in receiving applications for new Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) in scientific research areas relevant to the Department’s environmental management mission and aligned with the BES core research areas in materials and chemical sciences. More specifically, BES solicits applications in two topical areas: 1) novel and innovative methods for characterization, transformation, and separation of nuclear waste; and 2) new materials for long-term storage of nuclear waste, including waste forms. Research related to contaminant fate and transport in subsurface geological environments is outside the scope of this FOA. The goal of this FOA is to initiate new multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary EFRCs aimed at accelerating scientific breakthroughs in areas that will be likely to have a dramatic impact on the cost and efficacy of future technologies for nuclear waste cleanup and storage.
  • Climate Model Development and Validation

    The Climate Model Development and Validation (CMDV) Activity in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a new effort to improve climate model architecture, software, and computational design to prepare for exascale computing, to develop scale-aware physics for climate systems, and to enhance methods for model validation. This solicitation focuses mainly on the development and validation of scale-aware physics parameterizations for the atmosphere, with the goal of including these in either the current or next generation version of DOE’s Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME). A recent workshop report (http://www.arm.gov/publications/programdocs/acme-arm-asr-draft-report.pdf) describes a new strategy to better align DOE capabilities across scales and disciplines in order to much more rapidly advance ACME development. In line with this strategy, this FOA solicits university and other non-DOE-Laboratory investigators to participate as collaborators in team projects led by DOE National Laboratories that will work in an end-to-end manner between measurements and modeling, and across scales from local and/or regional to global, in order to improve the fidelity of global climate model simulations, with a view to enhanced predictability and address critical climate science challenges. The model representation of clouds and aerosols, and their changes in response to energy and climate drivers, remain the most uncertain elements in model predictions of the climate system. Therefore, improved predictability requires greater understanding and representation of the behaviors of clouds and chemistry within global climate models.
  • Fiscal Year 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

    Amendment 000004 to DE-FOA-0001384. To view the changes associated with this amendment, please refer to the EERE Exchange website. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, this Funding Opportunity Announcement, entitled Fiscal Year 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement. This Funding Opportunity Announcement supports a broad portfolio of advanced highway transportation technologies that reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emission, while meeting or exceeding vehicle performance and cost expectations. Projects will focus on reducing the cost and improving the performance of a mix of near-and-long-term vehicle technologies. Activities will contribute to achieving the goals of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, with a focus on accelerating the development of advanced batteries, power electronics, and lightweight materials technologies, while also supporting technology development to reduce petroleum consumption through advancements in combustion engines, alternative fuels, and other enabling technologies. The Funding Opportunity Announcement also supports Clean Cities initiatives to overcome market barriers. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website.
  • Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0001526: Biofuels & Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing pilot or process development scale facilities with the capability to perform process verifications for biomass conversion pathways to biofuels, bioproducts or intermediates which integrate multiple unit operations on a scale of approximately 0.5 or greater tons of dry biomass input per day. The mission of DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is to develop and transform the country’s biomass resources into commercially-viable high performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower through targeted research, development, demonstration and deployment (RD&D) supported through public and private partnerships. In this regard, BETO has a 2017 goal to verify a conversion pathway to a hydrocarbon biofuel modeled at $3/gallon gasoline equivalent (GGE). To facilitate this goal, BETO supports RD&D efforts which advance technologies to produce both drop-in biofuels which can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuel and biomass-based products/chemicals which can compete with their petroleum-derived counterparts and enable biofuels deployment. In the past, BETO has gathered process performance data used in its design cases and State of Technology evaluations by conducting pilot-scale runs at national laboratory facilities such as the Integrated Biorefinery Facility (IBRF) or the Thermochemical User Facility (TCUF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). BETO is interested in assessing what other capabilities may exist to perform such process verifications at other domestic locations that have different or additional capabilities than those currently used. In addition, as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2016, Congress has directed DOE to “develop a comprehensive list of existing demonstration and pilot-scale multi-user facilities for bio-based products, chemicals, and intermediates…and report to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act.” The purpose of this RFI is to develop a comprehensive list of locations which exist as (or are willing to act as) pilot or process development scale multi-user facilities for biofuels and bio-based products, chemicals, and intermediates, including synthesis gas, cellulosic sugars, bio-oil, hydrogen, biogas and methane. We are exclusively requesting information on capabilities which are on the scale of approximately 0.5 tons of dry biomass input per day or greater. This information will be used to assess existing capabilities which could be leveraged to perform process verifications and determine the gaps of such an inventory. 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. 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.
  • SOLAR ENERGY EVOLUTION AND DIFFUSION STUDIES II – STATE ENERGY STRATEGIES (SEEDSII-SES)

    The purposes of modification 000002 are to: 1) Modify the title on the cover page to read, “SOLAR ENERGY EVOLUTION AND DIFFUSION STUDIES II – STATE ENERGY STRATEGIES (SEEDSII-SES).”; 2) Modify the third paragraph in Section I.A. under “Topic 2 – State and Regional Solar Strategies…” to read “EPA will match allowances or Emissions Rate Credits…”; 3) Modify the second footnote in Section I.A. under “Topic 2 – State and Regional Solar Strategies…” to read: ‘“Goal” or “target.”’; 4) Modify the second paragraph in section B. “Topic 2 Focus Areas…” to read: “including the development” instead of “will culminate in the development…”; 5) Modify the third unnumbered paragraph in section B. “Topic 2 Focus Areas…” to read: “encourages” instead of “requires.”; 6) Modify the fifth paragraph in Section I.A. under “Topic 1- Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies” to read “In the case of technology evolution…” and added corresponding footnotes 9-15; 7) Modify the sixth paragraph in Section I.A. under “Topic 1- Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies” to read “…; improvements in applied research program evaluation…”; and 8) Modify the eighth paragraph in Section I.A. under “Topic 1- Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies” to read “… that consider the audience and stakeholders…” All other parts of the Funding Opportunity Announcement remain unchanged. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to reduce the soft costs of solar deployment through two approaches, referred to as Topic 1 and Topic 2 in the FOA. The first topic, “Topic 1” is targeted at increasing our foundational understanding of technology evolution, soft costs, and barriers to solar deployment in the US. By combining cutting edge research tools with the creation, analysis and functionalization of data and information, this second round of the Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) program will examine how solar technologies, the electric grid system, and the institutions that create the solar business marketplace support or impede the evolution and diffusion of solar by partnering researchers with data and energy practitioners. “Topic 2” will directly tackle soft costs and market barrier challenges at the state and regional level by maximizing the benefits of solar electricity through energy and economic strategic planning. This program targets partnerships between states and utilities/electricity sector entities that look to increase solar deployment in their region. This will be achieved through analytical support to develop and implement strategies to: determine or expand renewable energy and other goals, such as: maximizing emissions reductions; hedging against fuel price volatility; creating jobs; expanding access to electricity; and/or increasing grid resiliency, among others. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website http://eere.energy.gov/financing/exchangeExchange/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.
  • MONITOR Field Test Site Program

    ARPA-E is initiating the MONITOR Field Test Site program which will support the development of a simulated, but realistic natural gas test site for use by MONITOR Awardees. The test site will enable the evaluation of MONITOR methane sensors and detection systems under realistic use-case scenarios. Further, the data generated during the field tests will demonstrate the performance capabilities of the technologies and could be used by the MONITOR Awardees to accelerate the commercialization of their technologies. Under the MONITOR Field Test Site program Awardee(s) will not develop new technologies, but rather will operate a field test site, including any needed design and construction. ARPA-E will determine which MONITOR technologies are tested at the Applicant’s facility. Applicants should not propose specific technology vendors as partners in this program. Awardee will provide independent, unbiased data gathering, analysis and test services in this program. Awardee must also commit to, and the award will require, maintaining strict confidentiality regarding the technical details of the systems being tested and the results that are generated. Test data to be generated about individual MONITOR systems will only be provided to the specific MONITOR Awardee whose system is being tested and to ARPA-E. Awardee will not obtain rights or other intellectual property rights in testing results.
  • DE-FOA-0001447 ADVANCED SYSTEMS LEVEL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INTEGRATION AND DEMONSTRATION FOR EFFICIENT CLASS 8 TRUCKS, SUPERTRUCK II

    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, this FOA entitled Advanced Systems Level Technology Development, Integration and Demonstration for Efficient Class 8 Trucks, SuperTruck II The SuperTruck initiative seeks to reduce transportation fuel consumption by improving on-road truck fuel economy. SuperTruck I focused exclusively on long-haul Class 8 trucks and achieved freight efficiency improvements in excess of the 50 percent goal, on a ton-mile-per gallon basis, with many of the technologies ready for commercialization or nearing commercial readiness. SuperTruck I also identified additional opportunities for commercial truck efficiency improvements. For this reason, SuperTruck II includes more aggressive overall freight efficiency and engine brake thermal efficiency goals – specifically, a greater than 100 percent freight efficiency goal and greater than or equal to 55 percent engine brake thermal efficiency goal. In addition, SuperTruck II also requires demonstration of the same or improved vehicle performance, acceleration and gradeability, relative to a 2009 baseline and includes cost requirements to provide a shorter payback period for the fleet customer, which is needed to foster a more rapid market adoption of new energy efficient technologies. There is an opportunity for teams to consider Class 8 truck applications beyond long-haul as well. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website.
  • Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development

    The complete Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that propose projects supporting the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry in two Topic Areas. Topic Area 1 will help advance wave and current energy (ocean tidal river) technologies by supporting projects that integrate advanced MHK components into system designs and then demonstrate the improved systems in full-scale open-water tests. Topic Area 2 will support the innovation, testing and validation of instrumentation for monitoring potential environmental impacts of MHK devices. Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 3/31/2016 Submission Deadline for Applications: 5/26/2016
  • Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Pilot Plant Test Facility

    The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for a project to complete the plan, design, build and assembly, and operation of a nominally 10MWe sCO2 Pilot Plant Test Facility. The facility will be used to demonstrate the operability of the sCO2 power cycle, verify the performance of components (turbomachinery, recuperators, and compressors, etc.), demonstrate the potential for producing a lower cost of electricity in relevant applications, and demonstrate a potential for a thermodynamic cycle efficiency greater than 50%. The technical approach to building and demonstrating the operability of this facility, and meeting the objectives of the FOA, will be based on the recommendations proposed by the selected applicant. Ultimately, this facility must demonstrate a 700°C turbine inlet temperature or higher design point, and produce a recompression closed Brayton cycle (RCBC) configuration that can be used to demonstrate and evaluate system and component design and performance capabilities (including turbomachinery and recuperators in steady state, transient and load following operation). The facility must also be capable of being reconfigured to accommodate potential future testing of system/cycle upgrades, new cycle configurations (i.e., cascade cycles, directly fired cycles, etc.), and new or upgraded components (turbomachinery, recuperators and heat exchangers). Therefore, the design basis for this facility should include the flexibility (footprint accessibility considerations, standardized component flanging, standardized fittings, standardized data acquisition systems and components, etc.) to accommodate future facility utilization to support continued demonstration of sCO2 power cycle technologies.
  • Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Pilot Plant Test Facility

    The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for a project to complete the plan, design, build and assembly, and operation of a nominally 10MWe sCO2 Pilot Plant Test Facility. The facility will be used to demonstrate the operability of the sCO2 power cycle, verify the performance of components (turbomachinery, recuperators, and compressors, etc.), demonstrate the potential for producing a lower cost of electricity in relevant applications, and demonstrate a potential for a thermodynamic cycle efficiency greater than 50%. The technical approach to building and demonstrating the operability of this facility, and meeting the objectives of the FOA, will be based on the recommendations proposed by the selected applicant. Ultimately, this facility must demonstrate a 700°C turbine inlet temperature or higher design point, and produce a recompression closed Brayton cycle (RCBC) configuration that can be used to demonstrate and evaluate system and component design and performance capabilities (including turbomachinery and recuperators in steady state, transient and load following operation). The facility must also be capable of being reconfigured to accommodate potential future testing of system/cycle upgrades, new cycle configurations (i.e., cascade cycles, directly fired cycles, etc.), and new or upgraded components (turbomachinery, recuperators and heat exchangers). Therefore, the design basis for this facility should include the flexibility (footprint accessibility considerations, standardized component flanging, standardized fittings, standardized data acquisition systems and components, etc.) to accommodate future facility utilization to support continued demonstration of sCO2 power cycle technologies.
  • Notice of Intent (NOI) DE-FOA-0001581 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001232

    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Project Definition for Pilot and Demonstration Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower (PD2B3)”. This FOA supports technology development plans for the manufacture of drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels, bioproducts, or intermediates in a pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery. Scale-up and validation of these process technologies is essential to enable the industry to build future pioneer- and commercial-scale manufacturing facilities. Plans for facilities that use cellulosic biomass, algal biomass, or biosolids feedstocks will be considered under this funding opportunity. Under this FOA, applicants must address one comprehensive topic area with three main priority areas. These priority areas are: 1. Pilot scale production of biofuels from high impact cellulosic, algal, or biogas feedstocks. 2. Demonstration scale production of biofuels from high impact cellulosic, algal, or biogas algal feedstocks. 3. Production of biopower, or biofuels from biosolids and other waste streams. EERE envisions awarding multiple financial assistance awards in the form of cooperative agreements. The estimated period of performance for the design phase of each award will be approximately 1-2 years. Selected projects will participate in a down-select review at the end of the design phase and may be allowed to continue to a second construction and operations phase. This notice of intent (NOI) 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 NOI is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this NOI. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions. EERE plans to issue the FOA in May of 2016 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.
  • Methane Emissions Mitigation and Quantification from Natural Gas Infrastructure

    Amendment 000002 to DE-FOA-0001538 – This Amendment is to embed and attach a revised, fillable 123.1 Budget Justification Form (as per Section IV. Applications and Submission Information, part C. Content and Application Forms of the FOA) in order to supersede an unnavigable/corrupt Form previously utilized.Methane (CH4) is recognized as an efficient greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change. In the United States, the rapid growth of domestic natural gas resources, coupled with the operational challenges of legacy interstate high pressure pipelines and an aging gas utility delivery system increase the likelihood of methane leakage (emissions) to the atmosphere. Natural gas distribution systems represent approximately 20 percent of all methane leaks from gas systems. Emissions from local gas distribution systems come largely from two sources—leak prone pipelines and meters and regulators at city-gates. The Transmission and Storage Segment systems emits approximately 35 percent of total natural gas system methane emissions. The largest methane sources of emissions from the transmission and storage were reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, pneumatic controllers, blowdowns, and equipment leaks. A public research effort is needed to find more effective and cost efficient ways to mitigate methane emissions and better quantify the sources, volumes and rates of methane emissions across the natural gas infrastructure. The objective of the mitigation-focused research portion of the Program is the development for a suite of natural gas leak mitigation technologies that will enable companies to effectively mitigate leaks. The objective of the methane emission quantification-focused portion of the Program is to better quantify methane emissions from the natural gas value chain.
  • Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute for Clean Energy Manufacturing

    Closing Date for Applications: Aug 17, 2016 A required Concept Paper is due 6/15/2016 5:00pm ET 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. A core element of EERE’s mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness in innovation and manufacturing in emerging clean energy industries. To address this core element, EERE launched its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) in 2013 with the goal of significantly increasing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness in the production of clean energy products and in domestic manufacturing across the board by increasing industrial energy productivity. EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) plays a key role in executing the mission for CEMI by supporting research and development projects, shared research facilities and technical consortia, and technical assistance programs. AMO partners with private and public stakeholders to support the research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) of innovative technologies that can improve U.S. competitiveness, save energy, and ensure global leadership in manufacturing of clean energy technologies as well as improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption in manufacturing. Specifically, AMO invests in cost shared RD&D activities in support of cross-cutting next generation materials and manufacturing processes that hold high potential to significantly improve energy efficiency and reduce energy-related emissions, industrial waste, and the life cycle energy consumption of manufactured products. EERE’s AMO establishes Manufacturing Innovation Institutes in the President’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) as shared research, development, and demonstration facilities to overcome cross-cutting challenges related to the manufacturing of clean energy and energy efficiency products, in addition to challenges associated with improving the energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector across the board. This FOA supports the establishment of a Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Modular Chemical Process Intensification for Clean Energy Manufacturing. Modular chemical process intensification represents an emerging opportunity for processing industries in the U.S. manufacturing sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce feedstock waste, and improve productivity by merging and integrating separate unit processes (mixing, reactions, separation) into single modular hardware elements of reduced size, with higher efficiency and providing inherent scalability. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted on the EERE Exchange website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE Exchange website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE Exchange website. The Users’ guide for applying to Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Funding Opportunity Announcements through the Exchange website can be found at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website. 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.
  • Wind Energy – Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technology Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Wind Energy – Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities”. This FOA aims to advance the technical readiness of eagle detection, classification, and impact minimization technologies in order to 1) expand the scientific basis of and number of technical options available for further development and testing (Topic Areas 1 & 2), and 2) support the field testing and evaluation of near-commercial technologies (Topic Area 3), which, if successful, will provide wind plant owner-operators with viable and cost effective tools to reduce eagle impact risks and ease regulatory hurdles. The complete Notice of Intent can be viewed on the EERE Exchange website – https://eere-exchange.energy.gov This is a Notice of Intent only. 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. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOI. Please do not submit questions or respond to this NOI. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to the EERE Exchange website in the near term.
  • REFUEL (SBIR/STTR)

    Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) (SBIR/STTR) Agency Overview: The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), an organization within the Department of Energy (DOE), is chartered by Congress in the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-69), as amended by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-358) to: “(A) to enhance the economic and energy security of the United States through the development of energy technologies that result in— (i) reductions of imports of energy from foreign sources; (ii) reductions of energy-related emissions, including greenhouse gases; and (iii) improvement in the energy efficiency of all economic sectors; and (B) to ensure that the United States maintains a technological lead in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.” ARPA-E issues this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) under the programmatic authorizing statute codified at 42 U.S.C. § 16538. The FOA and any awards made under this FOA are subject to 2 C.F.R. Part 200 as amended by 2 C.F.R. Part 910. ARPA-E funds research on and the development of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. The agency focuses on technologies that can be meaningfully advanced with a modest investment over a defined period of time in order to catalyze the translation from scientific discovery to early-stage technology. For the latest news and information about ARPA-E, its programs and the research projects currently supported, see: http://arpa-e.energy.gov/. ARPA-E funds transformational research. Existing energy technologies generally progress on established “learning curves” where refinements to a technology and the economies of scale that accrue as manufacturing and distribution develop drive down the cost/performance metric in a gradual fashion. This continual improvement of a technology is important to its increased commercial deployment and is appropriately the focus of the private sector or the applied technology offices within DOE. By contrast, ARPA-E supports transformative research that has the potential to create fundamentally new learning curves. ARPA-E technology projects typically start with cost/performance estimates well above the level of an incumbent technology. Given the high risk inherent in these projects, many will fail to progress, but some may succeed in generating a new learning curve with a projected cost/performance metric that is significantly lower than that of the incumbent technology. SBIR/STTR Program Overview: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are Government-wide programs authorized under Section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. § 638). The objectives of the SBIR program are to (1) stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, (2) strengthen the role of Small Business Concerns in meeting Federal R&D needs, (3) increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R&D activities, (4) foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned Small Business Concerns, and (5) improve the return on investment from Federally funded research and economic benefits to the Nation. The objective of the STTR program is to stimulate cooperative partnerships of ideas and technologies between Small Business Concerns and partnering Research Institutions through Federally funded R&D activities. ARPA-E administers a joint SBIR/STTR program in accordance with the Small Business Act and the SBIR and STTR Policy Directives issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). ARPA-E provides SBIR/STTR funding in three phases (Phase I, Phase II, and Phase IIS). Program Overview: The purpose of the Renewable Energy to Fuels through Utilization of Energy-dense Liquids (REFUEL) program is to develop scalable technologies for conversion of electrical or thermal energy from renewable sources into chemical energy contained in energy dense Carbon-Neutral Liquid Fuels (CNLF) that can be stored, transported, and later converted into hydrogen or electricity to provide power for transportation and distributed energy generation. The overall structure of the REFUEL program is illustrated in Figure 1 below. Because CNLFs can be stored for extended periods of time and then transported to consumers using existing and inexpensive technology for liquid fuel delivery and distribution, they offer a unique opportunity to reduce both the need for energy imports and carbon emissions from the transportation sector. In meeting that need, they also have the potential to enable increased penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources. The success of this program depends on developing technologies in two categories: (1) the synthesis of CNLFs using intermittent renewable energy sources and water and air (N2 and CO2) as the only chemical input streams and (2) the conversion of CNLFs delivered to the end point to another form of energy (e.g. hydrogen or electricity).
  • Bioenergy Research Centers

    Pre-applications are mandatory and must be submitted in accordance with instructions in the Announcement using the DOE Office of Science Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS), which is available at https://pamspublic.science.energy.gov PRE-APPLICATION DUE DATE 06/17/2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests applications from the scientific community for Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) that develop novel biological solutions for the production of specialty biofuels and other bioproducts from plants with the potential to enable a more bio-based economy. For the purposes of this FOA, specialty biofuels are those non-food crop-derived fuels other than ethanol, and bioproducts are those that will replace petroleum derived non-pharmaceutical products. This FOA describes the establishment of multidisciplinary research and technology centers that will conduct comprehensive, integrated research in bioenergy and bioproducts. The BRCs will involve diverse disciplines in sustainability, feedstock development, deconstruction and conversion. Proposals may be multi-institutional, but should focus on the development of a single integrated research center.
  • Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS)

    Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 01, 2016 The submission deadline for Concept Papers is June 1, 2016 The purpose of this modification is to incorporate changes to the Funding Opportunity Announcement, DE-FOA-0001565 (ROOTS). Accordingly this modification, • Extends the Submission Deadline for Concept Papers to June 1, 2016, see Cover page and Required Documents Checklist. To obtain a copy of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) please go to the ARPA-E website at https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov. ARPA-E will not review or consider concept papers or full applications submitted through other means. For detailed guidance on using ARPA-E eXCHANGE, please refer to the ARPA-E eXCHANGE User Guide (https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx).
  • DoE Early Career Research Program Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001625

    The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.
  • Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Storage Complex Facility

    Deadline: 12/01/2017
    The purpose of the FOA entitled Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Storage Complex Feasibility is to solicit and competitively seek research and development projects which will perform the initial characterization of a storage complex identified as having high potential, to establish its feasibility for commercial storage (50+ million metric tons CO2). The objectives of this phase include and extend the pre-feasibility work, focusing on one or multiple specific reservoirs within the defined storage complex, and comprising efforts in data collection; geologic analysis; identification of contractual and regulatory requirements and development of plans to satisfy them; subsurface modeling to support geologic characterization, risk assessment, and monitoring; and public outreach.
  • FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

    Deadline: 09/30/2017
    The Office of Science (SC) of the Department of Energy hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. On September 3, 1992, DOE published in the Federal Register the Office of Energy Research Financial Assistance Program (now called the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program), 10 CFR 605, as a Final Rule, which contained a solicitation for this program. Information about submission of applications, eligibility, limitations, evaluation and selection processes and other policies and procedures are specified in 10 CFR 605.
  • Solid State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D 2017

    Deadline: 01/10/2017
    Through research and development of solid state lighting (SSL) including both light emitting diode and organic light emitting diode technologies the objectives of this opportunity are to maximize the energy efficiency of SSL products in the market place, remove market barriers through improvements to lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance, reduce costs of SSL sources and luminaires, improve product consistency while maintaining high quality products, and encourage the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic US manufacturing within the SSL industry.
  • Research Needs Related to Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas, Beneficial Use of Produced Water, Offshore Spill Prevention, Natural Gas Conversion, and Offshore Carbon Dioxide Storage/Enhanced Oil Recovery

    This Request for Information (RFI) is issued by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and seeks input on critical gaps in oil and natural gas technology that must be addressed through scientific research.
  • Plant Feedstocks Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Funding Opportunity Announcement USDA, DOE

    Deadline: 02/15/2017
    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research (BER), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), hereby announce their interest in receiving applications for genomics- based research that will lead to the improved use of plant biomass and feedstocks for the production of biofuels and renewable chemical feedstocks. Applications are sought for research on candidate herbaceous and woody plants with improved resistance/tolerance to disease and disease complexes, and non-food oil seed crops with improved winter cold tolerance/survivability and agronomic traits. Research to overcome these biological barriers to the low-cost, high quality, scalable and sustainable production of dedicated bioenergy biomass feedstocks using the tools of genetics and genomics are encouraged.
  • U.S.-Japan Science and Technology Cooperation Program in High Energy Physics

    Deadline: 01/15/2017
    The purpose of this FOA is to support U.S. investigators in bilateral cooperative research activities as part of the U.S.-Japan Science and Technology Cooperation Program in High Energy Physics. This FOA solicits proposals with scopes of work in high energy physics (HEP) that involve substantial collaboration with Japanese investigators.