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ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  DE-FOA-0002459 OPEN 2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 4/6/2021 09:30 AM ET TBD
  DE-FOA-0001953 Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 12/1/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0001954 Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/26/2021 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002387 Energy and Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy (ECOSynBio) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 10/27/2020 04:30 PM ET 2/2/2021 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002388 Energy and Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy (ECOSynBio) SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 10/27/2020 04:30 PM ET 2/2/2021 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002373 REFUEL Integration and Testing Program (REFUEL+IT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/11/2021 09:30 AM ET
  RFI-0000053 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: New Program in Methane Abatement and Prevention Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000054 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: OPEN 2021 Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0002468 Request for Information (RFI) on Stationary Hydrogen Storage Technology Development Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD

DE-FOA-0002459: OPEN 2021

This FOA marks the fifth OPEN solicitation in the history of ARPA-E. The previous OPEN solicitations were conducted at the inception of the agency in 2009 and again in 2012, 2015, and 2018. OPEN 2021 therefore continues the three-year periodic cycle for ARPA-E OPEN solicitations. An OPEN solicitation provides a vitally important mechanism for the support of innovative energy R&D that complements ARPA-E’s primary mechanism, which is through the solicitation of research projects in focused technology programs.


ARPA-E’s focused programs target specific areas of technology that the agency has identified, through extensive interaction with the appropriate external stakeholders, as having significant potential impact on one or more of the Mission Areas described in Section I.A of the FOA. Awards made in response to the solicitation for focused programs support the aggressive technical targets established in that solicitation. Taken in total, ARPA-E’s focused technology programs cover a significant portion of the spectrum of energy technologies and applications.


ARPA-E’s OPEN FOAs ensure that the agency does not miss opportunities to support innovative energy R&D that falls outside of the topics of the focused technology programs or that develop after focused solicitations have closed. OPEN FOAs provide the agency with a broad sampling of new and emerging opportunities across the complete spectrum of energy applications and allow the agency to “take the pulse” of the energy R&D community. OPEN FOAs have been and will continue to be the complement to the agency’s focused technology programs – a unique combination of approaches for supporting the most innovative and current energy technology R&D. For instance, one-third of the sixty examples of most successful ARPA-E projects featured in ARPA-E Impact volumes (https://arpa-e.energy.gov/about/our-impact) resulted from OPEN solicitations. Potential applicants to this FOA are strongly encouraged to examine the OPEN projects in these volumes and all of the projects supported in the previous four OPEN solicitations (https://arpa-e.energy.gov/technologies/open-programs) for examples of the creative and innovative R&D ARPA-E seeks in its OPEN solicitations.

Documents

  • OPEN 2021 FOA - Concept Paper (Last Updated: 2/11/2021 03:10 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 Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • OPEN 2021 - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 2/8/2021 06:16 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. ARPA-E will post responses on a weekly basis to any questions that are received. ARPA-E may re-phrase questions or consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/6/2021 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001953: Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas

This announcement is purposely broad in scope, and will cover a wide range of topics to encourage the submission of the most innovative and unconventional ideas in energy technology. The objective of this solicitation is to support high-risk R&D leading to the development of potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. Topics under this FOA will explore new areas of technology development that, if successful, could establish new program areas for ARPA-E, or complement the current portfolio of ARPA-E programs.

Targeted Topics:

A. Extremely Durable Concretes and Cementitious Materials
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 2/19/19

B. Leveraging Innovations Supporting Nuclear Energy
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 2/19/19

C. Downhole Tools to Enable Enhanced Geothermal Systems
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 2/19/19

D. Diagnostic Resource Teams to Support the Validation of Potentially Transformative Fusion-Energy Concepts
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 4/15/19

E. Quantification of Effectiveness of Nutrient Bioextraction by Seaweed
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 5/13/19

F: High Value Methane Pyrolysis
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/26/19

G: Reserved

H: Establishing validation sites for field-level emissions quantification of agricultural bioenergy feedstock production
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 11/18/19

I: Electricity System Models for Carbon Capture Resources
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 1/22/2020

J: Biotechnologies to Ensure a Robust Supply of Critical Materials for Clean Energy
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 5/7/2020

K: Recycle Underutilized Solids to Energy:
CLOSED - FA Deadline 10:30 AM ET 6/2/2020

L: Insulating Nanofluids and Solids to Upgrade our Large Aging Transformer Equipment:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

M: Mining Incinerated Disposal Ash Streams:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

N: Waste into X:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

O:Direct Removal of Carbon Dioxide from Oceanwater:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

P: Direct Removal of Carbon Dioxide from Ambient Air:
CLOSED - FA Deadline Passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

Q: Connecting Aviation by Lighter Electric Systems:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 11/17/2020

R: Lowering CO2: Models to Optimize Train Infrastructure, Vehicles, and Energy Storage (LOCOMOTIVES):
CLOSED - FA Deadline Passed 9:30 AM ET 11/23/2020

S. Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing for Performance Enhancement of High Temperature and High Pressure Heat Exchangers (Topology)
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 12/1/2020



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 16 (Last Updated: 11/23/2020 04:13 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • DE-FOA-0001953 Initial Announcement (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 01:42 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 01 (Last Updated: 2/13/2019 03:15 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 02 (Last Updated: 3/12/2019 03:10 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 03 (Last Updated: 5/21/2019 04:52 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 04 (Last Updated: 7/12/2019 12:07 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 05 (Last Updated: 9/17/2019 05:00 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 06 (Last Updated: 10/23/2019 05:11 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 07 (Last Updated: 11/14/2019 10:22 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 08 (Last Updated: 12/6/2019 02:30 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 09 (Last Updated: 3/5/2020 04:26 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 10 (Last Updated: 4/2/2020 03:01 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 11 (Last Updated: 5/20/2020 10:18 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 12 (Last Updated: 6/1/2020 02:49 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 13 (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 10:43 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 14 (Last Updated: 9/23/2020 02:51 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001953 Modification 15 (Last Updated: 10/8/2020 04:26 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 Template Application Documents

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 3/5/2020 04:08 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 01:27 PM ET)
  • SF-424A / Budget Workbook (Last Updated: 3/6/2020 02:37 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 01:28 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 01:30 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 01:29 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 01:29 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 01:29 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 01:35 PM ET)
  • Commercialization Plan (Last Updated: 9/23/2020 03:42 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/1/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/28/2019 5:00 PM ET – 9/4/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001954: Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas SBIR/STTR

This announcement is purposely broad in scope, and will cover a wide range of topics to encourage the submission of the most innovative and unconventional ideas in energy technology. The objective of this solicitation is to support high-risk R&D leading to the development of potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. Topics under this FOA will explore new areas of technology development that, if successful, could establish new program areas for ARPA-E, or complement the current portfolio of ARPA-E programs.

Targeted Topics:

A. Extremely Durable Concretes and Cementitious Materials
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 2/26/19

B. Leveraging Innovations Supporting Nuclear Energy
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 2/26/19

C. Downhole Tools to Enable Enhanced Geothermal Systems
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 2/26/19

D. Reserved

E. Reserved

F: High Value Methane Pyrolysis
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/26/19

G: Supporting Entrepreneurial Energy Discoveries (SEED)
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 10/8/19

H: Establishing validation sites for field-level emissions quantification of agricultural bioenergy feedstock production
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 11/18/19

I. Reserved

J: Biotechnologies to Ensure a Robust Supply of Critical Materials for Clean Energy
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 5/7/2020

K: Recycle Underutilized Solids to Energy:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 10:30 AM ET 6/2/2020

L: Insulating Nanofluids and Solids to Upgrade our Large Aging Transformer Equipment:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

M: Mining Incinerated Disposal Ash Streams:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

N: Waste into X:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

O:Direct Removal of Carbon Dioxide from Oceanwater:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

P: Direct Removal of Carbon Dioxide from Ambient Air:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 7/22/2020

Q: Connecting Aviation by Lighter Electric Systems:
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 11/17/2020

R: Lowering CO2: Models to Optimize Train Infrastructure, Vehicles, and Energy Storage (LOCOMOTIVES):
CLOSED - FA Deadline Passed 9:30 AM ET 11/23/2020

S. Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing for Performance Enhancement of High Temperature and High Pressure Heat Exchangers (Topology)
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 12/1/2020

T: Supporting Entrepreneurial Energy Discoveries (SEED)
CLOSED - FA Deadline passed 9:30 AM ET 1/26/2021



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 17 (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 12:52 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • DE-FOA-0001954 Initial Announcement (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 01:47 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 01 (Last Updated: 2/13/2019 03:39 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 02 (Last Updated: 2/15/2019 02:30 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 03 (Last Updated: 5/21/2019 05:08 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 04 (Last Updated: 7/12/2019 12:09 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 05 (Last Updated: 8/7/2019 03:14 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 06 (Last Updated: 9/17/2019 05:11 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 07 (Last Updated: 10/23/2019 05:12 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 08 (Last Updated: 3/4/2020 05:24 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 09 (Last Updated: 4/2/2020 03:46 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 10 (Last Updated: 5/20/2020 10:33 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 11 (Last Updated: 6/1/2020 02:53 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 12 (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 11:43 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 13 (Last Updated: 9/23/2020 03:57 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 14 (Last Updated: 10/8/2020 04:47 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 15 (Last Updated: 11/12/2020 02:03 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 16 (Last Updated: 11/23/2020 04:18 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 Template Application Documents

Full Application

  • Topic T: Technical Volume (Fixed Amount Grant) (Last Updated: 11/12/2020 02:25 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 1/22/2021 01:12 PM ET)
  • Topic T: SF-424A (Fixed Amount Grant) (Last Updated: 11/12/2020 02:28 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook SBIR-STTR (Last Updated: 9/28/2020 03:09 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 02:03 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 02:03 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 02:03 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 3/5/2020 04:13 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 02:04 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 02:04 PM ET)
  • SBIR - VCOC Certification (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 02:06 PM ET)
  • Commercialization Plan Template (Last Updated: 9/23/2020 04:05 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/26/2021 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/28/2019 5:00 PM ET – 9/4/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002387: Energy and Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy (ECOSynBio)

This funding opportunity seeks submissions to establish new technologies to significantly improve the carbon efficiency of bioconversion platforms through the accommodation of external reducing equivalents. Proposed systems of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) carbon optimized fermentation strains that avoid CO2 evolution, (2) engineered mixotrophic consortia or systems that avoid CO2 evolution, (3) biomass or gas fermentation with internal CO2 utilization, (4) cell-free carbon optimized biocatalytic biomass conversion and/or CO2 utilization, and (5) cross-cutting or other proposed carbon optimized bioconversion schemes. All systems will need to demonstrate the capacity to accommodate external reducing equivalents to optimize the carbon efficiency of the system as compared to traditional fermentation systems (i.e. the sum of the recoverable energy contents of the products is greater than the energy content of the biomass or primary carbon feedstock).

Documents

  • ECOSynBio DE-FOA-0002387 Mod 2 (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 02:33 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ECOSynBIO DE-FOA-0002387 CP FOA (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 04:33 PM ET)
  • ECOSynBIO DE-FOA-0002387 MOD 1 (Last Updated: 10/26/2020 04:43 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 Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • ECOSynBIO Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 04:40 PM ET)

Full Application

  • ECOSynBio Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:35 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:36 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:36 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification /SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:37 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release (Template) (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:37 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:38 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosure Form - Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:38 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:39 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:39 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:40 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. ARPA-E will post responses on a weekly basis to any questions that are received. ARPA-E may re-phrase questions or consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/27/2020 4:30 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/2/2021 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/15/2021 5:00 PM ET – 3/19/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002388: Energy and Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy (ECOSynBio) SBIR/STTR

This funding opportunity seeks submissions to establish new technologies to significantly improve the carbon efficiency of bioconversion platforms through the accommodation of external reducing equivalents. Proposed systems of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) carbon optimized fermentation strains that avoid CO2 evolution, (2) engineered mixotrophic consortia or systems that avoid CO2 evolution, (3) biomass or gas fermentation with internal CO2 utilization, (4) cell-free carbon optimized biocatalytic biomass conversion and/or CO2 utilization, and (5) cross-cutting or other proposed carbon optimized bioconversion schemes. All systems will need to demonstrate the capacity to accommodate external reducing equivalents to optimize the carbon efficiency of the system as compared to traditional fermentation systems (i.e. the sum of the recoverable energy contents of the products is greater than the energy content of the biomass or primary carbon feedstock).

Documents

  • ECOSynBio DE-FOA-0002388 SBIR-STTR Mod 2 (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:51 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ECOSynBIO DE-FOA-0002388 SBIR-STTR CP FOA (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 04:49 PM ET)
  • ECOSynBIO DE-FOA-0002388 SBIR-STTR Mod 1 (Last Updated: 10/26/2020 04:52 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.

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • ECOSynBIO DE-FOA-0002388 Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 04:50 PM ET)

Full Application

  • ECOSynBio FA Technical Volume SBIR-STTR (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:59 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:59 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:00 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification - SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:01 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - SBIR-STTR Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:02 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:02 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:03 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:03 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:03 PM ET)
  • SBIR - VCOC Certification (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:04 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 06:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. ARPA-E will post responses on a weekly basis to any questions that are received. ARPA-E may re-phrase questions or consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/27/2020 4:30 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/2/2021 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/15/2021 5:00 PM ET – 3/19/2021 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002373: REFUEL Integration and Testing Program (REFUEL+IT)

ARPA-E’s REFUEL (Renewable Energy to Fuels through Utilization of Energy-dense Liquids) program is investing in the development of scalable technologies for conversion of electrical or thermal energy from renewable sources into chemical energy contained in energy dense Carbon-Neutral Liquid Fuels (CNLFs), such as ammonia, that can be stored, transported, and later converted into hydrogen or electricity to provide power for transportation, distributed energy generation or other uses.

Projects funded under the ARPA-E REFUEL program, and related awards from other ARPA-E programs, have developed technologies that facilitate the synthesis and use of ammonia at a scale of up to 10 kg per day. In order to mitigate the substantial energy usage and environmental footprint associated with the current standard Haber-Bosch process to synthesize ammonia, ARPA-E is funding a pre-production, integrated system involving a skid-mounted ammonia synthesis system connected to an intermittent renewable energy source at a production scale of 1 metric ton of ammonia per day. Specifically, ARPA-E aims to support the integration and scaling of multiple ammonia synthesis steps being advanced by several technology developers under a single project led by a single awardee ("integrator").

Documents

  • REFUEL+IT FOA Mod 01 (Last Updated: 12/3/2020 10:54 AM ET)

Previous Versions

  • REFUEL + IT_FA FOA_11202020 (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 10:47 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.

View Template Application Documents

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 09:39 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 09:41 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 09:48 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 11:00 AM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 09:52 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 10:06 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 10:07 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 10:07 AM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 10:08 AM ET)
  • IP Management Plan Template (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 10:09 AM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 11/20/2020 10:08 AM ET)

Contact Information

  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. ARPA-E will post responses on a weekly basis to any questions that are received. ARPA-E may re-phrase questions or consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/11/2021 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 2/19/2021 5:00 PM ET – 2/25/2021 5:00 PM ET

RFI-0000053: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: New Program in Methane Abatement and Prevention

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) is considering a program to prevent or abate anthropogenic methane emissions. Sources include coal mines, oil and gas wells, natural gas-fired engines, flares, uncontrolled emissions from landfills, and agriculture-related methane emissions from farming and ruminants. Successful teams would propose and validate integrated systems that will include a methane abatement/prevention technology, coupled with methane sensing/leakage detection system and associated controls. Abatement technologies of interest include, but are not limited to (1) biological remediation through methanotrophs and bio-filters, (2) chemistry based approaches including platinum group metals (PGM)/non-PGM based catalysis, plasma catalysis, electrochemical/electro catalysis, photo-catalysis, or a combination thereof, (3) innovative mechanical design techniques to prevent emissions, (4) novel material synthesis to improve the durability and reliability for sealing oil and gas wells. ARPA-E is seeking transformative and implementable solutions to abate/prevent emissions from such sources using the technologies mentioned above. ARPA-E anticipates that by the end of the project duration, the teams will be able to demonstrate a systems solution that meets the program objectives either in a field setting or an emulated field setting.

This potential program is focused on systems to prevent or abate methane emissions. Approaches not of interest include:

  • Work focused on basic research aimed at discovery and fundamental knowledge generation. 
  • Concepts that focus on methane detection and/or quantification without addressing prevention and/or abatement. 
  • Solutions that focus on incremental improvements in commercial technologies, incremental improvements in control systems for commercial technologies, or incremental improvements in operation or maintenance procedures. 
  • Large-scale demonstration projects of existing technologies.

ARPA–E held a workshop on these topics on October 20, 2020. Information from this workshop can be found at the event webpage (https://arpa-e.energy.gov/events/preventing-abating-anthropogenic-methane-emissions-workshop).

As a general matter, ARPA–E strongly encourages outstanding scientists and engineers from different organizations, scientific disciplines, and technology sectors to form new project teams. Multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration spanning organizational boundaries enables and accelerates the achievement of scientific and technological outcomes that were previously viewed as extremely difficult, if not impossible. Furthermore, ARPA-E strongly encourages involving industry partners to advise and collaborate with teams, with the ultimate goal of achieving successful industry adoption and integration of a new risk-driven operational and planning paradigm.

The Teaming Partner List is being compiled to facilitate the formation of new project teams. ARPA-E intends to make the Teaming Partner List available on ARPA–E eXCHANGE (https://ARPA–E-foa.energy.gov), ARPA–E’s online application portal, in October 2020. Once posted, the Teaming Partner List will be updated periodically, until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect new Teaming Partners who have provided their information.

Any organization that would like to be included on the Teaming Partner list should complete all required fields in the following link: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/ApplicantProfile.aspx. Required information includes: Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone, Organization Type, Area of Technical Expertise, and Brief Description of Capabilities.

By submitting a response to this Announcement, you consent to the publication of the above-referenced information. By facilitating this Teaming Partner List, ARPA–E does not endorse or otherwise evaluate the qualifications of the entities that self-identify themselves for placement on the Teaming Partner List. ARPA–E will not pay for the provision of any information, nor will it compensate any respondents for the development of such information. Responses submitted to other email addresses or by other means will not be considered.

This Announcement does not constitute a FOA. No FOA exists at this time. Applicants must refer to the final FOA, expected to be issued by the end of December 2020, for instructions on submitting an application, the desired technical metrics, and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Documents

  • Teaming Partner Announcement for New Program in Methane Abatement and Prevention (Last Updated: 10/30/2020 10:36 AM ET)

Contact Information

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for the FOA, click here.

RFI-0000054: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: OPEN 2021

The Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E) intends to issue an OPEN Funding Opportunity Announcement (OPEN FOA) to support high-risk R&D leading to the development of potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. ARPA-E seeks to support early-stage, but potentially transformational, research in all areas of energy R&D, especially technology or application spaces that have not been funded by ARPA-E in the past. Areas of research responsive to this intended FOA include but are not limited to electricity generation by both conventional and renewable means; electricity transmission, storage, and distribution; energy efficiency for buildings, manufacturing and commerce, and personal use; and all aspects of transportation, including the production and distribution of both renewable and non-renewable fuels, electrification, and energy efficiency in transportation, as well as any other area of energy research with potentially high impact. More information about the potential OPEN FOA can be found here: https://arpa-e.energy.gov/open-2021.

ARPA-E aims to bring together different technical communities to solve big energy challenges and fill the gaps or “whitespace” in a field. ARPA-E strongly encourage researchers from different disciplines and technology sectors to come together for interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration spanning organizational boundaries. This enables and accelerates the achievement of extremely hard-to-reach outcomes.

ARPA-E is compiling a Teaming Partner List for OPEN 2021 as an optional tool that potential applicants may choose to utilize to facilitate the formation of new project teams and identify potential collaborations. Teaming partners include organizations and individuals who can offer expertise, facilities, or other complementary resources toward a potential ARPA-E project. The teaming list identifies partners’ capabilities as well as their areas of interest, understanding that expertise and experience in one field can often be applied successfully to a new field.  This list is completely voluntary to participate in and utilize.  ARPA-E will not identify or facilitate connections through the teaming list and participation in the list has no bearing whatsoever on the evaluation of applications submitted to the OPEN 2021 FOA.

The Teaming Partner List is being compiled to facilitate the formation of new project teams. The Teaming Partner List will be available on ARPA-E eXCHANGE (https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov), ARPA-E’s online application portal, starting December 2020. The Teaming Partner List will be updated periodically, until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect new Teaming Partners who have provided their information.

Any organization that would like to be included on this list should complete all required fields in the following link: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/Applicantprofile.aspx. Required information includes: Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone, Organization Type, Area of Technical Expertise, and Brief Description of Capabilities.

By submitting a response to this Notice, you consent to the publication of the above-referenced information. By facilitating this Teaming Partner List, ARPA-E does not endorse or otherwise evaluate the qualifications of the entities that self-identify themselves for placement on the Teaming Partner List. ARPA-E will not pay for the provision of any information, nor will it compensate any respondents for the development of such information. Responses submitted to other email addresses or by other means will not be considered.

This Notice does not constitute a FOA. No FOA exists at this time. Applicants must refer to the final FOA, expected to be issued in January 2021, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Documents

  • OPEN 2021 Teaming Partner Announcement (Last Updated: 12/3/2020 02:18 PM ET)

Contact Information

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for the FOA, click here.

DE-FOA-0002468: Request for Information (RFI) on Stationary Hydrogen Storage Technology Development

The purpose of this RFI is solely to solicit input for ARPA-E's consideration and to inform the possible initiation of an R&D program on stationary hydrogen storage technologies. In particular, ARPA-E is interested in information regarding safe, low-cost, flexible scale from large to small, transportable, and widely deployable hydrogen storage technology for ultralong-duration seasonal energy storage. The hydrogen storage systems of interest are turn-key systems ready to be integrated with hydrogen fuel cell power generation, hydrogen capable CHP, microgrid, and other distributed power generation systems. The goal is to develop technologies and validate their reliability under variable conditions, manufacturability, and favorable economics at scale.

The growth of renewable energy is gaining momentum. Power generation from solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable sources in the first five months of 2020 reached 25% in the US. However, the continued growth and deep penetration of renewable energy to greater than 50% require long-duration energy storage on a massive scale. While battery technologies can meet applications requiring hours of energy storage, and novel technologies such as those being developed in the ARPA-E DAYS program can satisfy applications requiring a day or more of storage, a need remains for energy storage technologies can dispatch over weeks or even months. Current technologies for long-duration energy storage, such as pumped hydro, are usually geographic location limited and require ultra-large-scale infrastructure investment and long-term commitments.

One of the options for large scale renewable electricity storage is to produce hydrogen using the surplus renewable electricity that would otherwise be curtailed or when electricity is available at low cost. Hydrogen, however, must be stored before it can be converted back to electricity or used for other purposes. Methods for hydrogen storage have their own challenges, from geographic location requirements to capital costs to conversion efficiency. If low-cost hydrogen storage can be achieved, however, it can contribute to enabling a deeply decarbonized power grid.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the US Department of Energy seeks information that could inform ARPA-E's potential research and development (R&D) funding for safe, low-cost, flexible scale, transportable, and widely deployable hydrogen storage technologies for ultralong-duration, especially seasonal, energy storage. The hydrogen storage systems of particular interest should be turn-key systems ready to be integrated with hydrogen fuel cell power generation, hydrogen capable CHP, microgrid, and other distributed power generation systems.

This is a request for information only.  This notice does not constitute a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  No FOA exists at this time.  

Responses to this RFI should be submitted in PDF format to ARPA-E-RFI@hq.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on March 15, 2021.

Documents

  • RFI DE-FOA-0002468 Hydrogen Storage Mod 01 to extend deadline to 3/15/21 (Last Updated: 2/11/2021 02:29 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • RFI DE-FOA-0002468 Hydrogen Storage (Last Updated: 1/20/2021 10:14 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

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