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ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  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) 1/14/2021 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002166 Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy Technologies with Untapped Potential 2019 (SCALEUP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/7/2020 09:30 AM ET 9/25/2020 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 TBD
  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 TBD
  DE-FOA-0002373 REFUEL Integration and Testing Program (REFUEL+IT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/11/2021 09:30 AM ET
  RFI-0000049 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA Integration of Ammonia Technologies Developed under the REFUEL Program Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000051 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: New Program in Carbon Optimized Bioconversion Teaming Partner List
  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-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)
OPEN - FA Deadline 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)
  • Technical Volume - Topic Q (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 11:06 AM ET)
  • Technical Volume - Topic R (Last Updated: 9/23/2020 03:40 PM ET)
  • Technical Volume: Topic S (Last Updated: 10/8/2020 04:44 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)
OPEN - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 12/1/2020

T: Supporting Entrepreneurial Energy Discoveries (SEED)
OPEN - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 1/14/2021



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001954 Modification 16 (Last Updated: 11/23/2020 04:18 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)

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_DE-FOA-0001954 (Last Updated: 2/8/2019 12:43 PM ET)
  • Technical Volume Template - Topic Q (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 11:55 AM ET)
  • Technical Volume Template - Topic R (Last Updated: 9/23/2020 04:03 PM ET)
  • Technical Volume: Topic S (Last Updated: 10/8/2020 04:58 PM ET)
  • Topic T: Technical Volume (Fixed Amount Grant) (Last Updated: 11/12/2020 02:25 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/20/2018 02:02 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 - Topic Q (Last Updated: 9/17/2020 11:58 AM 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: 1/14/2021 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-0002166: Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy Technologies with Untapped Potential 2019 (SCALEUP)

The Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) solicitation provides a vital mechanism for the support of innovative energy R&D that complements ARPA-E’s primary R&D focus on early-stage transformational energy technologies that still require proof-of-concept.

ARPA-E’s mission is to develop transformational energy technologies in support of U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. ARPA-E funds the R&D of technologies to build and maintain U.S. technological leadership in highly competitive global energy markets, thus supporting American jobs and economic growth. ARPA-E’s authorizing statute directs the Agency to develop linkages between its sponsored applied research and the marketplace.[1] These linkages are central to realizing the public’s return on technology investments.

An enduring challenge to ARPA-E’s mission is that even technologies that achieve substantial technical advancement under ARPA-E support are at risk of being stranded in their development path once ARPA-E funding ends (averaging $2.5M over three years). ARPA-E-funded technologies typically face significant remaining technical risks upon completion of an award’s funding period. Experience across ARPA-E’s diverse energy portfolios, and with a wide range of investors, indicates that pre-commercial “scaling” projects are critical to establishing that performance and cost parameters can be met in practice for these very early stage technologies. These pre-commercial scaling projects aim to translate the performance achieved at bench scale to commercially scalable versions of the technology, integrate the technology with broader systems, provide extended performance data, and validate the manufacturability and reliability of new energy technologies. (These projects are often termed “pre-pilot” development in different industries.) Success in these scaling projects would enable industry, investors, and partners to justify substantial commitments of financial resources, personnel, production facilities, and materials to develop promising ARPA-E technologies into early commercial products.

The SCALEUP FOA builds upon ARPA-E-funded technologies by scaling the most promising. Stranding promising ARPA-E-funded technologies in their development pathways leaves substantial intellectual property developed with American taxpayer dollars vulnerable to adoption by foreign competitors, who can and do capture it for continued development – and economic benefit – overseas. This harms national competitiveness, as U.S. industries often lose the lead on the development, scaling, and manufacturing of technologies necessary to compete in rapidly evolving global energy markets. These scaling energy technology projects will meet ARPA-E’s statutory direction to achieve the above goals by “ accelerating transformational technological advances in areas that industry by itself is not likely to undertake because of technical and financial uncertainty”.[2]


[1] 42 U.S.C. §16538(c)(2)(a-c)

[2] Id.

Documents

  • SCALEUP FOA - Modification 04 (Last Updated: 7/8/2020 04:14 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SCALEUP Preliminary Application FOA (Last Updated: 12/17/2019 03:23 PM ET)
  • SCALEUP FOA - Modification 1 (Last Updated: 1/31/2020 02:55 PM ET)
  • SCALEUP FOA - Modification 02 (Last Updated: 3/19/2020 03:59 PM ET)
  • SCALEUP Modification 03 (Last Updated: 4/22/2020 07:14 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

Pre-Application

  • SCALEUP - Preliminary Application (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 02:54 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/14/2019 05:18 PM ET)
  • Small Business Grant - Statement of Work (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 02:54 PM ET)
  • Small Business Grant - SF-424A (Last Updated: 12/14/2019 05:23 PM ET)
  • Small Business Grant - Business Assurances and Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 02:52 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances and Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 12/14/2019 05:27 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 3/19/2020 09:15 AM ET)

Full Application

  • SCALEUP Fast-Track Memo Template (Last Updated: 7/8/2020 04:21 PM ET)
  • Project Plan Volume (Last Updated: 9/3/2020 09:47 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/8/2020 04:30 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 7/8/2020 04:30 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 7/9/2020 05:57 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 7/8/2020 04:31 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/8/2020 04:38 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 7/8/2020 04:40 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 7/8/2020 04:40 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 7/8/2020 04:41 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 10/27/2020 11:12 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

  • Preliminary Application Submission Deadline: 5/7/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/25/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Preliminary Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/4/2020 5:00 PM ET – 6/9/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/27/2020 5:00 PM ET – 11/2/2020 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 1 (Last Updated: 10/26/2020 04:43 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ECOSynBIO DE-FOA-0002387 CP FOA (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 04:33 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)

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: TBD

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 1 (Last Updated: 10/26/2020 04:52 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ECOSynBIO DE-FOA-0002388 SBIR-STTR CP FOA (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 04:49 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)

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: TBD

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-0000049: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA Integration of Ammonia Technologies Developed under the REFUEL Program

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in July 2020 to solicit applications for financial assistance to integrate and scale up multiple ammonia synthesis technologies that were developed under financial assistance from ARPA–E.

Specifically, ARPA-E anticipates funding a single project where the lead organization (integrator), teaming with partners, develops a skid-mounted ammonia synthesis system capable of producing ammonia from air, water, and intermittent renewable electricity at a rate of a metric ton of ammonia per day. The project team will comprise current and former ARPA-E awardees who developed ammonia synthesis technologies, and these technologies will be incorporated into the ammonia synthesis system.

Respondents to this Teaming Partner List should identify as potential:

1) Integrators: Entities that have:

  • successfully built, commissioned, and tested multiple skid-mounted chemical engineering systems that produced chemical products at a scale of hundreds of kilograms per day or higher, and have access to test sites with sufficient intermittent renewable electricity and water to produce ammonia at a rate of up to 1 metric ton per day
  • testing facilities capable of working with and disposing of or consuming toxic, high pressure, or explosive components including hydrogen and ammonia up to the requested scale, with an excellent safety record
  • an in-house facility and staff available to fabricate and assemble components for skid-mounted systems
  • experience managing multi-party consortia
  • a record of commercializing skid-mounted chemical engineering technology

Integrators are NOT required to have developed ammonia synthesis technology under an ARPA-E award.

2) Technology developers: Entities with ARPA-E funded ammonia technologies ready for scaling and system integration. These technologies may require additional, but minimal, optimization and scaling up prior to integration.

3) Vendors: Entities with commercially available technology required for ammonia synthesis, such as electrolysis and air separation.

4) Demonstrators: Entities with capability to operate test sites with sufficient intermittent renewable electricity and water to produce and utilize ammonia at a rate of up to 1 metric ton per day

More detailed information on the rationale behind the need to scale up and integrate ammonia synthesis technology can be found in the recent Request for Information (RFI) on Next Generation Ammonia System Integration Project DE-FOA-0002307. More detailed information on the background of the technology and competitiveness challenges ARPA-E seeks to address can be found in the REFUEL FOA.

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. Interdisciplinary 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.

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, starting in June 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 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 July 2020, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Documents

  • Integration of Ammonia Technologies Developed under the REFUEL Program Teaming Partner Announcement (Last Updated: 6/9/2020 10:34 AM ET)

Contact Information

Teaming Partners

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

RFI-0000051: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: New Program in Carbon Optimized Bioconversion

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to use advanced synthetic biology tools to engineer novel bioconversion platforms and systems capable of using and incorporating external energy inputs to substantially increase carbon utilization, flux, and efficiency while driving towards and achieving industrially relevant productivities. Successful platforms would offer fundamentally new capacities for the bioeconomy by allowing for fully carbon optimized renewable fuel and chemical synthesis with maximal carbon and resource efficiency. 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 derived sugar or carbon oxide gas fermentation with internal CO2 utilization, (4) cell-free carbon optimized biocatalytic biomass conversion and/or CO2 utilization, (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 flux and efficiency of the system as compared to a traditional fermentation system or bioconversion pathway (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). Allowable external reducing equivalents are limited to those that can be produced electrocatalytically using H2O, CO2, or both.

ARPA-E programs are pursuing transformational technologies up-and-down the bioeconomy supply chain to increase the sustainability of renewable fuel and chemical synthesis and to enable industrial scale carbon management and CO2 emissions mitigation. The program outlined in this FOA will build on these innovations by funding the development of (i) hydrogen accommodating non-oxidative glycolytic strains of industrial relevance for immediate enhancement of first generation biofuel production – corn starch ethanol , (ii) external energy accommodating carbon optimized platforms of industrial relevance for advanced and cellulosic fuel and fuel relevant intermediate biosynthesis, (iii) new tools and engineered approaches to optimize fermentation and biosynthesis for carbon efficiency, and (iv) advanced tools to decouple key biochemical pathways from the limitations of cell growth and maintenance by promoting the design and engineering of robust and industrially relevant cell-free bioconversion and biocatalytic platforms.

ARPA-E will provide financial support to teams proposing to develop novel carbon-optimized bioconversion systems that meet the metrics specified in the FOA. If successful, the technologies funded by this carbon optimized bioconversion program are expected to catalyze new conversion platforms for biofuels and other high-volume bioproducts that are capable of avoiding 100% of carbon loss to CO2, enabling greater than 40% increases in recoverable bioproduct from the same feedstocks. Additionally, this program will fund cutting-edge technologies to de-risk gas-fed fermentation feedstocks and cell-free bioconversion systems. ARPA–E held a workshop on these topics in September 2019. Information on this workshop can be found at the event webpage (https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=events/carbon-optimized-bioconversion).

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 July 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 August 2020, for instructions on submitting an application, the desired technical metrics, and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Documents

  • New Program in Carbon Optimized Bioconversion Teaming Partner Announcement (Last Updated: 7/9/2020 03:12 PM ET)

Contact Information

Teaming Partners

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

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.