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  DE-FOA-0003387 Vision OPEN 2024 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 7/16/2024 09:30 AM ET TBD
  DE-FOA-0002784 Exploratory Topics Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/7/2024 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002785 Exploratory Topics SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/7/2024 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0003164 Spurring Projects to Advance Energy Research and Knowledge Swiftly (SPARKS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0003234 Grid-free Renewable Energy Enabling New Ways to Economical Liquids and Long-term Storage (GREENWELLS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/25/2024 09:30 AM ET 4/18/2024 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0003235 Grid-free Renewable Energy Enabling New Ways to Economical Liquids and Long-term Storage SBIR/STTR (GREENWELLS SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/25/2024 09:30 AM ET 4/18/2024 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0003303 Catalyzing Innovative Research for Circular Use of Long-lived Advanced Rechargeables (CIRCULAR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 3/19/2024 09:30 AM ET 5/29/2024 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0003324 Catalyzing Innovative Research for Circular Use of Long-lived Advanced Rechargeables SBIR/STTR (CIRCULAR SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 3/19/2024 09:30 AM ET 5/29/2024 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0003240 Creating Hardened And Durable fusion first Wall Incorporating Centralized Knowledge (CHADWICK) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 2/13/2024 09:30 AM ET 5/21/2024 09:30 AM ET
  RFI-0000082 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for FOA: Vision OPEN 2024 Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000080 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an Upcoming FOA: Transmutation of Used Nuclear Fuel Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000083 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming FOA: A New Nitrogen Cycle in Agriculture for Bioenergy Crops Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0003386 Request for Information (RFI) on Industrial Chemistry and Process Innovations to Enable Continuous, Waste-Free, Domestic Manufacturing of Critical Battery Cathode Active Materials Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD

DE-FOA-0003387: Vision OPEN 2024

This FOA marks the sixth OPEN solicitation in the history of ARPA-E. Since the Agency’s inception in 2009, the three-year periodic cycle of ARPA-E OPEN programs have served as an opportunity to advance transformative energy breakthroughs in critical areas that fall outside the scope of its technology-focused programs. The energy transition towards net-zero by 2050 demands an unprecedented level of innovation. Vision OPEN 2024 challenges the research community to develop groundbreaking technologies to enable a future energy landscape that is dramatically different.

The Vision OPEN 2024 includes three goals that are critical to achieve a sustainable energy and carbon transition with:

  1. Greenhouse gas (GHG)-free abundant primary energy;
  2. An intermodal energy superhighway that transports diversified forms of primary energy; and
  3. A carbon transition that sustainably meets demand for polymers and other materials.

These goals will enable a novel and robust global energy system that responsibly meets the needs and aspirations of future generations. Achieving these three goals by 2050 will necessitate development and deployment of disruptive and ambitious technologies at an unparalleled speed and scale.

Documents

  • Vision OPEN 2024 Concept Paper FOA (Last Updated: 5/21/2024 12:26 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Concept Paper

  • Vision OPEN 2024 Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 5/21/2024 01:43 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: 7/16/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002784: Exploratory Topics

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. Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions
Closed- FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 11/15/2022

B. INcreasing Transportation Efficiency and Resiliency through MODeling Assets and Logistics (INTERMODAL)
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 4/11/2023

C. Creating Revolutionary Energy And Technology Endeavors (CREATE)
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 3/21/2023

D. Predictive Real-time Emissions Technologies Reducing Aircraft Induced Lines in the Sky (PRE-TRAILS)
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 4/25/2023

E. Critical Mineral Extraction from Ocean Macroalgal Biomass (Algal Mining)
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 5/31/2023

F. Novel Superconducting Technologies for Conductors (Superconductors)
Closed- FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 7/25/2023

G. Production of Geologic Hydrogen Through Stimulated Mineralogical Processes
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 10/24/2023

H. Subsurface Engineering for Hydrogen Reservoir Management
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 10/24/2023

I. Field Evaluations of Vehicle Energy Efficiency for NEXTCAR Phase II Technologies
Closed- FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 4/10/2024

J. RESERVED

K. RESERVED

L. Plant HYperaccumulators TO MIne Nickel-Enriched Soils (PHYTOMINES)
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 5/7/2024

M. H2SENSE
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 6/7/2024

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 12 (Last Updated: 4/30/2024 10:52 AM ET)

Previous Versions

  • DE-FOA-0002784 Initial Announcement (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 02:10 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 01 (Last Updated: 2/8/2023 09:33 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 02 (Last Updated: 2/17/2023 09:51 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 03 (Last Updated: 2/23/2023 10:01 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 04 (Last Updated: 3/31/2023 01:38 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 05 (Last Updated: 4/28/2023 09:27 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 06 (Last Updated: 5/30/2023 10:49 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 07 (Last Updated: 9/7/2023 09:49 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 08 (Last Updated: 9/26/2023 04:19 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 09 (Last Updated: 3/11/2024 10:13 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 10 (Last Updated: 3/27/2024 03:39 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 11 (Last Updated: 4/25/2024 09:34 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Full Application

  • Full Application Technical Volume Template (Use for Topic M H2SENSE) (Last Updated: 4/25/2024 09:41 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 02:28 PM ET)
  • SF-424A / Budget Workbook (Last Updated: 11/8/2022 11:42 AM ET)
  • SF-424A / Budget Justification Workbook - Guidance (Last Updated: 11/7/2022 11:07 AM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 02:31 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/23/2024 11:39 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 02:35 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 02:36 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 5/30/2023 10:38 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/7/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/9/2024 5:00 PM ET – 7/12/2024 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002785: Exploratory Topics 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. Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 11/15/2022

B. RESERVED

C. Creating Revolutionary Energy And Technology Endeavors (CREATE)
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 3/21/2023

D. Predictive Real-time Emissions Technologies Reducing Aircraft Induced Lines in the Sky (PRE-TRAILS)
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 4/25/2023

E. RESERVED

F. Novel Superconducting Technologies for Conductors (Superconductors)
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 7/25/2023

G. Production of Geologic Hydrogen Through Stimulated Mineralogical Processes
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 10/24/2023

H. Subsurface Engineering for Hydrogen Reservoir Management
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 10/24/2023

I. RESERVED

J. RESERVED

K. RESERVED

L. Plant HYperaccumulators TO MIne Nickel-Enriched Soils (PHYTOMINES)
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 5/7/2024

M. H2SENSE
Closed - FA Deadline 9:30 AM ET 6/7/2024


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002784 Modification 09 (Last Updated: 4/30/2024 10:57 AM ET)

Previous Versions

  • DE-FOA-0002785 Initial Announcement (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 02:44 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002785 SBIR-STTR Modification 01 (Last Updated: 2/17/2023 10:17 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002785 SBIR-STTR Modification 02 (Last Updated: 2/23/2023 10:16 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002785 SBIR-STTR Modification 03 (Last Updated: 3/31/2023 02:52 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002785 SBIR STTR Modification 04 (Last Updated: 5/30/2023 10:51 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002785 SBIR-STTR Modification 05 (Last Updated: 9/7/2023 09:43 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002785 SBIR-STTR Modification 06 (Last Updated: 9/26/2023 04:20 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002785 SBIR-STTR Modification 07 (Last Updated: 3/21/2024 01:52 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002785 SBIR-STTR Modification 08 (Last Updated: 4/25/2024 09:54 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Template (Use for Topic M) (Last Updated: 4/25/2024 09:55 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 03:00 PM ET)
  • SF-424A / Budget Workbook (Last Updated: 11/8/2022 11:43 AM ET)
  • SF-424A / Budget Justification Workbook - Guidance (Last Updated: 11/7/2022 11:08 AM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 5/23/2024 11:44 AM ET)
  • SBIR VCOC Certification (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 03:16 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/23/2024 11:45 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 03:17 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 9/12/2022 03:17 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 5/30/2023 10:38 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/7/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/9/2024 5:00 PM ET – 7/12/2024 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0003164: Spurring Projects to Advance Energy Research and Knowledge Swiftly (SPARKS)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology. Spurring Projects to Advance Energy Research and Knowledge Swiftly (SPARKS) awards are intended to be flexible and may take the form of analyses or exploratory research that provides the agency with useful information for the subsequent development of focused technology programs. SPARKS awards may also support proof-of-concept research to develop a unique technology concept, either in an area not currently supported by the agency or as a potential enhancement to an ongoing focused technology program. Applications must propose concepts that are not covered by open ARPA-E focused FOAs and that do not represent incremental improvements over existing technology.

SPARKS awards are defined as single-phase efforts of durations of 18 months or less with a total project cost of $500,000 or less and will be issued through Grants. ARPA-E expects to make approximately $10 million per fiscal year available for new awards, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

This FOA will remain open until closed or replaced by a modified FOA. Applications will be accepted any time while this FOA remains open.

Documents

  • SPARKS Concept Paper FOA (Last Updated: 11/7/2023 09:56 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Concept Paper

  • SPARKS_Concept_Paper_Template (Last Updated: 11/7/2023 10:15 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0003234: Grid-free Renewable Energy Enabling New Ways to Economical Liquids and Long-term Storage (GREENWELLS)

The primary objective of the GREENWELLS program is the development of chemical reactors and supporting units that economically store at least 50% of incoming intermittent electrical energy in carbon-containing liquids. To achieve attractive economics, ARPA-E expects that chemical reactors will need to be dynamically operable to optimize the entire system of renewable energy production, electrolysis capital, and energy storage. If successful, the GREENWELLS program will provide low-cost carbon-containing liquids that enable the transportation and storage of renewable energy, are suitable as-is or with upgrading for use in the difficult-to-decarbonize sectors, and will speed the development of new renewable energy projects by alleviating requirements for connection to an electric grid. 

Technical approaches of interest include but are not limited to:

(1) Dynamic Reactor Design 

(2) Novel Catalyst Development and Optimization

(3) Manufacturing of Modular Reaction Systems

(4) Transient Modelling and Process Optimization

Documents

  • GREENWELLS Full Application FOA (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:21 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • GREENWELLS Concept Paper FOA (Last Updated: 12/11/2023 02:19 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Concept Paper

  • GREENWELLS Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 12/11/2023 10:19 AM ET)
  • GREENWELLS - Tabulated Performer Profile Data (Last Updated: 12/11/2023 10:19 AM ET)

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Template - GREENWELLS FA (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:29 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:34 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook SF-424A (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:31 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release (Template) (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 01:17 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Template) (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:35 PM ET)
  • Budget Assurances Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:35 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: 1/25/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/18/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/8/2024 5:00 PM ET – 5/15/2024 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0003235: Grid-free Renewable Energy Enabling New Ways to Economical Liquids and Long-term Storage SBIR/STTR (GREENWELLS SBIR/STTR)

The primary objective of the GREENWELLS program is the development of chemical reactors and supporting units that economically store at least 50% of incoming intermittent electrical energy in carbon-containing liquids. To achieve attractive economics, ARPA-E expects that chemical reactors will need to be dynamically operable to optimize the entire system of renewable energy production, electrolysis capital, and energy storage. If successful, the GREENWELLS program will provide low-cost carbon-containing liquids that enable the transportation and storage of renewable energy, are suitable as-is or with upgrading for use in the difficult-to-decarbonize sectors, and will speed the development of new renewable energy projects by alleviating requirements for connection to an electric grid. 

Technical approaches of interest include but are not limited to:

(1) Dynamic Reactor Design

(2) Novel Catalyst Development and Optimization

(3) Manufacturing of Modular Reaction Systems

(4) Transient Modelling and Process Optimization

Documents

  • GREENWELLS SBIR/STTR Full Application FOA (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:41 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • GREENWELLS SBIR STTR Concept Paper FOA (Last Updated: 12/12/2023 09:37 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Concept Paper

  • GREENWELLS SBIR STTR Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 12/11/2023 02:55 PM ET)
  • GREENWELLS - Tabulated Performer Profile Data (Last Updated: 12/11/2023 02:55 PM ET)

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Template - GREENWELLS SBIR/STTR FA FOA (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:45 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:45 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook SF-424A (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:47 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release (Template) (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:48 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Template) (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:48 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 3/14/2024 12:49 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: 1/25/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/18/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/8/2024 5:00 PM ET – 5/23/2024 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0003303: Catalyzing Innovative Research for Circular Use of Long-lived Advanced Rechargeables (CIRCULAR)

Concept Paper Encourage / Discourage decisions are published and available in eXCHANGE as of 4/22/2024.


The overarching goal of the CIRCULAR program is to successfully translate the definition of a circular economy to the domestic EV battery supply chain by supporting the development of innovative solutions that can overcome both the technological and economic barriers to broad commercial adoption. CIRCULAR recognizes that conventional recycling is not the only, nor primary, pathway to closing the supply chain loop. The program will support the development and deployment of foundational technologies capable of maintaining materials and products in circulation at their highest level of performance and safety for as long as possible. CIRCULAR acknowledges that simultaneous advancements in multiple technological domains may be required to accomplish this ambitious objective.

The program will have four categories:

Category A seeks innovations in battery cell materials, designs, regeneration methods, and corresponding manufacturing techniques to prolong battery service life.

Category B seeks innovations in battery pack designs, materials, and reversible manufacturing methods as well as fast and safe disassembly techniques to recover manufacturing value of cells and pack components.

Category C seeks innovations in cell-level sensing, data analytics, and battery intelligence systems for circularity and safety.

Category D focuses on analytical tools to assess the economic benefits of the technologies developed in Categories A, B, and C, including their impact on GHG emissions and overall material consumption per unit of energy delivered over the lifetimes of battery cells and packs.

Documents

  • CIRCULAR Full Application FOA - Mod 2 (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:40 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • CIRCULAR Concept Paper FOA (Last Updated: 1/31/2024 09:36 AM ET)
  • CIRCULAR Concept Paper FOA Mod 1 (Last Updated: 2/21/2024 09:31 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Concept Paper

  • CIRCULAR Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2024 09:41 AM ET)

Full Application

  • CIRCULAR Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:52 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:53 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook SF-424A (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:55 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release (Template) (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:55 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Template) (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:56 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances and Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:57 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: 3/19/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/29/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/14/2024 5:00 PM ET – 6/21/2024 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0003324: Catalyzing Innovative Research for Circular Use of Long-lived Advanced Rechargeables SBIR/STTR (CIRCULAR SBIR/STTR)

Concept Paper Encourage / Discourage decisions are published and available in eXCHANGE as of 4/22/2024.


The overarching goal of the CIRCULAR program is to successfully translate the definition of a circular economy to the domestic EV battery supply chain by supporting the development of innovative solutions that can overcome both the technological and economic barriers to broad commercial adoption. CIRCULAR recognizes that conventional recycling is not the only, nor primary, pathway to closing the supply chain loop. The program will support the development and deployment of foundational technologies capable of maintaining materials and products in circulation at their highest level of performance and safety for as long as possible. CIRCULAR acknowledges that simultaneous advancements in multiple technological domains may be required to accomplish this ambitious objective.

The program will have three categories:

Category A seeks innovations in battery cell materials, designs, regeneration methods, and corresponding manufacturing techniques to prolong battery service life.

Category B seeks innovations in battery pack designs, materials, and reversible manufacturing methods as well as fast and safe disassembly techniques to recover manufacturing value of cells and pack components.

Category C seeks innovations in cell-level sensing, data analytics, and battery intelligence systems for circularity and safety.

Documents

  • CIRCULAR SBIR STTR Full Application FOA - Mod 2 (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:40 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • CIRCULAR SBIR STTR Concept Paper FOA (Last Updated: 1/31/2024 09:18 AM ET)
  • CIRCULAR SBIR STTR Concept Paper FOA Mod 1 (Last Updated: 2/21/2024 10:41 AM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Concept Paper

  • CIRCULAR SBIR STTR Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2024 09:33 AM ET)

Full Application

  • CIRCULAR SBIR STTR Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:52 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:53 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook SF-424A (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:55 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release (Template) (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:55 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Template) (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:56 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances and Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 4/19/2024 01:57 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: 3/19/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/29/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/14/2024 5:00 PM ET – 6/21/2024 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0003240: Creating Hardened And Durable fusion first Wall Incorporating Centralized Knowledge (CHADWICK)

Concept Paper Encourage / Discourage decisions are published and available in eXCHANGE as of 4/11/24.

The primary objective of the CHADWICK program is the development of new first-wall materials that will significantly improve the commercial viability of nuclear fusion.The CHADWICK program is comprised of three technical categories to support the program objectives. Applicants can apply to Category A, Category B, a combination of Categories A and B, or Category C, based on their expertise. Category C capability teams will support analysis and facilitate communications between Category A and B project teams and fusion power system designer end users by performing techno-economic analyses (TEA) and activation analysis of their materials products.

CATEGORY A – PLASMA-FACING COMPONENT MATERIALS: Applicants to this category will discover and validate materials that maintain room temperature ductility after significant irradiation damage and helium generation while satisfying the unirradiated thermal conductivity, plasma erosion, and tritium retention performance metrics of tungsten in fusion power system first-wall applications.

CATEGORY B – STRUCTURAL MATERIALS: Applicants to this category will discover and validate materials that maintain room temperature ductility after significant irradiation damage and helium generation while satisfying the unirradiated thermal, mechanical, and tritium retention performance metrics of RAFM steels in fusion power system first-wall applications.

CATEGORY C – CAPABILITY TEAMS: Applicants seeking to contribute an expert or specialist capability that could assist multiple Category A and/or B experimental teams in fulfilling program objectives should consider selecting Category C.

Documents

  • CHADWICK Full Application FOA (Last Updated: 4/11/2024 02:50 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • CHADWICK Concept Paper FOA (Last Updated: 1/10/2024 02:02 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

Concept Paper

  • CHADWICK Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 1/10/2024 02:04 PM ET)

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Template - CHADWICK FA (Last Updated: 4/9/2024 03:01 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 4/9/2024 03:23 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A (Last Updated: 4/9/2024 03:24 PM ET)
  • FA Summary Slide (Template) (Last Updated: 4/9/2024 03:26 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release (Template) (Last Updated: 4/11/2024 01:29 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances Disclosures Form (Template) (Last Updated: 4/9/2024 03:26 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments (Template) (Last Updated: 4/9/2024 03:27 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: 2/13/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/21/2024 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/18/2024 5:00 PM ET – 6/25/2024 5:00 PM ET

RFI-0000082: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for FOA: Vision OPEN 2024

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to challenge the research community to develop groundbreaking technologies that could create a future energy landscape dramatically different from the one surrounding us today. More specifically, the Vision includes three goals that are critical to achieving a sustainable energy and carbon transition with: 1) Abundant greenhouse gas (GHG)-free primary energy; 2) An intermodal energy superhighway that transports diversified forms of primary energy, and 3) A carbon transition that sustainably meets the demand for polymers and other materials. Together, these goals will enable a novel and robust global energy system that meets the needs of future generations.

As described in more detail below, the purpose of this announcement is to facilitate the formation of new project teams to respond to Vision OPEN 2024. The FOA provides specific program goals, topics and subtopics, and selection criteria. FOA terms are controlling. The full Vision OPEN 2024 FOA can be found on ARPA-E eXCHANGE.

ARPA-E is compiling a Teaming Partner List for Vision OPEN 2024 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.

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 Vision OPEN 2024 Teaming Partner List is available on ARPA-E eXCHANGE (http://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov), ARPA-E’s online application portal, starting in May 2024. 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 the following: Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone, Organization Type, Area of Technical Expertise, and a description of Background, Interest, and Capabilities. In the Background, Interest, and Capabilities, please specify the Vision OPEN 2024 Goal(s), Topic(s), and Subtopic(s) that the organization’s expertise applies to.

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 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 list is completely voluntarily 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 potential FOA.

This Notice does not constitute a FOA. Applicants must refer to the Vision OPEN 2024 FOA, issued on May 22, 2024, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding. Questions about the FOA should be directed to ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov.

Documents

  • Vision OPEN 2024 Teaming Partner List Announcement (Last Updated: 5/22/2024 09:49 AM ET)

Teaming Partners

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

RFI-0000080: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an Upcoming FOA: Transmutation of Used Nuclear Fuel

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is considering issuing a Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that would support used nuclear fuel (UNF) transmutation. Transmutation of UNF would promote nuclear energy by addressing significant challenges associated with the permanent disposal of UNF arising from current and future nuclear reactors. Transmutation research and development will focus on reducing the storage impact of UNF components, specifically minor actinides, intermediate-lived fission products, and long-lived fission products fated for a permanent geological repository.

As described in more detail below, the purpose of this announcement is to facilitate the formation of new project teams to respond to a potential future FOA. Any FOA issued in the future would provide specific program goals, technical metrics, and selection criteria. FOA terms would be controlling.

For purposes of this Teaming Partner List, overall goals for the potential program include:

  • 30-year timeline to transmute key minor actinides, medium-lived fission products, and long-lived fission products in the U.S. UNF stockpile
  • ≥ 99% reduction in storage time for UNF
  • ≥ 60% reduction in decay heat in watts per metric ton of uranium of UNF
  • ≥ 90% reduction in activity of UNF


The potential FOA would consider the following technical areas:

  1. Resilient components of transmutation systems. This technology area includes specific components that improve the power, current, reliability, and efficiency, and reduce the operating power of particle beam production.
  2. Increased transmutation throughput. This technology area includes methods and processes to incorporate UNF into transmutation systems that maximize transmutation of components into more manageable isotopes. Process chemistry for liquid or molten salt targets and spallation targets for accelerator-driven systems are also included in this area.
  3. Capability teams. ARPA-E is seeking capability teams for testing component integration and system resiliency to support the assessment of technologies in the program. Additionally, capability teams will be tasked with the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) algorithms to apply to accelerator facilities and to reduce the magnitude and duration of beam trips. Capability teams will create and maintain a materials database and perform techno-economic analyses on transmutation systems concepts.


Other solutions that do not clearly fall under one of the previous categories will be considered. However, a compelling case must be made that the technology will deliver significant improvements to the enhanced throughput of transmutation.

Expertise in the following areas may be useful in responding to the potential FOA:

  • Radio frequency generation
  • Laser systems
  • Accelerators
  • Cryogenics
  • Material coatings technologies
  • Power electronics
  • AI/ML
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Process chemistry
  • Separations
  • Radiological monitoring
  • Materials analysis


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 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 the following: 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 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 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 potential FOA.

This Notice does not constitute a FOA. No FOA exists at this time. Applicants must refer to the potential FOA, expected to be issued around June 2024, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Documents

  • Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an Upcoming FOA: Transmutation of Used Nuclear Fuel (Last Updated: 4/12/2024 11:20 AM ET)

Teaming Partners

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

RFI-0000083: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming FOA: A New Nitrogen Cycle in Agriculture for Bioenergy Crops

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is considering issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support development of plant and/or microbial technologies that will allow for a 50% reduction in nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions by reducing the application of synthetic nitrogen (N) fertilizer. The purpose of this announcement is to facilitate the formation of new project teams to respond to a potential FOA. The FOA will provide specific program goals, technical metrics, and selection criteria. The FOA terms are controlling.

In the United States, agriculture contributes to 11.2% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually. N2O is the main GHG produced by this sector, and it is a potent GHG with 273 times the greenhouse potential of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas, accounting for 5.6% of total U.S. GHG emissions. In agricultural systems, N2O originates from the conversion of applied N fertilizer by soil microorganisms. The high emissions of N2O from agricultural soils contributes to the overapplication of N fertilizer, a common practice to achieve high crop productivity and yield. This problem is more acute in the cultivation of ethanol bioenergy crops (e.g., corn, sorghum), which accounts for 52% of all U.S. fertilizer demand­. For the purposes of this Teaming Partner List, the overarching goal of ARPA-E’s potential program would be to reduce N2O emissions in the agricultural sector by 50% by 2030, based on the emissions level in 2005. This goal would be achieved by developing plant and/or microbial technologies that collectively allow for a reduction of N inputs without compromising yield, saving $6.4 billion in operational costs for U.S. farmers. Additionally, technologies arising from this program would potentially reduce the carbon intensity score of corn and sorghum-derived biofuels to help achieve the U.S. target of producing 35 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2050. This program would support ARPA-E statutory goals by: improving energy security through reduction of imports of foreign synthetic N fertilizer; reducing agriculturally derived N2O and CO2 emissions that contribute 37 million to 78 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent; and improving energy efficiency by lowering carbon intensity for ethanol and ethanol-derived SAFs by 14-23%.

Examples of technologies specifically of interest in the application to corn and/or sorghum, either as standalone solutions or in combination, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Crop breeding and plant genetic engineering approaches to reduce the requirement of applied N or to prevent N loss to the environment;
  • Microbial approaches to increase the delivery of N to plants;
  • Systemic approaches to facilitate delivery of N by designed interactions between plant and microbes; and
  • Other additional technologies to couple N fertilizer reduction and N2O emissions mitigation by combining elements of plant and/or microbial bio-design.

To validate that proposed technologies achieve the overarching goal of the potential program, ARPA-E anticipates requiring field testing and in-field N2O measurement as part of technology development.

ARPA-E held a workshop on this topic in November 2023. Information on this workshop can be found at https://arpa-e.energy.gov/events/new-nitrogen-cycle-bioenergy-crop-production-workshop.

Expertise in the following non-exhaustive list of technical areas may be useful in responding to the potential FOA:

  • Agronomy
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Plant breeding
  • Plant biology
  • Plant and microbial bioinformatics
  • Plant physiology
  • Microbiology
  • N2O measurement
  • Metagenomics


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 and will be available on ARPA-E eXCHANGE (http://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov), ARPA-E’s online application portal, starting in June 2024. 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 the following: 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 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 list is completely voluntarily 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 potential FOA.

This Notice does not constitute a FOA. No FOA exists at this time. Applicants must refer to the FOA, expected to be issued by July 2024, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Documents

Teaming Partners

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

DE-FOA-0003386: Request for Information (RFI) on Industrial Chemistry and Process Innovations to Enable Continuous, Waste-Free, Domestic Manufacturing of Critical Battery Cathode Active Materials

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input for a potential ARPA-E program focused on leveraging material, process, equipment, and cross-supply chain manufacturing innovations to catalyze domestic production of cathode active materials (CAMs) and their precursors (pCAMs). Recent legislation in the United States incentivizes domestic production of electric vehicles (EVs) and onshoring of the EV battery supply chain. A key step in the EV battery supply chain is the production of pCAM and CAM. Presently, production of both pCAM and CAM is heavily concentrated outside the U.S. Domestic pCAM and CAM production would bolster U.S. energy security and enable the creation of secure and resilient critical mineral supply chains. However, present pCAM production methods generate large volumes of hazardous waste (e.g., sulfates) and suffer from limited throughput. Subsequent conversion of pCAM into CAM relies on energy-intensive, high-temperature processing methods that suffer from limited throughput. Energy intensity and limited throughput for conventional methods are among major hurdles to domestic CAM production. As a result, new innovations in pCAM and CAM manufacturing are needed to develop scalable and sustainable domestic EV battery supply chains.

Despite recent growth of the EV market, relatively few new companies have entered the pCAM market. This is likely because pCAM synthesis is a low-margin business, involves variable operating costs due to fluctuations in raw material prices, and is challenging to permit due to regulatory factors. Efforts to create a domestic pCAM and CAM supply chain should focus on inspiring new commercial manufacturing paradigms for pCAM and CAM, rather than reverse engineering existing practices. For domestic commercial implementation, new innovations in pCAM and CAM synthesis must afford materials whose quality and economics are commensurate, but preferably superior to, presently available options. Future chemical process roadmaps for domestic pCAM and CAM production must consider factors such as throughput, energy efficiency, hazardous waste generation, and domestic raw material supply, among others. Finally, the primary CAMs of interest to this RFI are lithium-based chemistries that have been validated for commercial deployment in EVs and consumer electronics [e.g., lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC), lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide (NCA), lithium iron phosphate (LFP)].

Concepts specifically of interest to this RFI, either alone or in combination, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Continuous flow reactors and processes for pCAM production
  • One-pot, continuous flow reactors and processes for combining pCAM and CAM production into a single step
  • Production pathways that incorporate process intensity by combining two or more individual steps and/or eliminate the requirement for one or more steps without compromising pCAM/CAM quality
  • pCAM produced from abundant and low-cost precursors sourced domestically
  • pCAM processing that uses conventional or modified precursor strategies but can tolerate lower-grade feedstocks without compromising pCAM/CAM properties
  • Significant reduction and/or complete elimination of hazardous waste types and volumes during pCAM production
  • Processes that improve the energy efficiency of pCAM/CAM production
  • Processes and practices that can achieve significantly increased pCAM/CAM throughput
  • pCAM/CAM production concepts that can be integrated and practiced at large commercial scales
  • Extreme, process-intensive, and continuous production methods that remove, eliminate, or combine steps in the supply chain (e.g., direct ore conversion routes)
  • Circular techniques that utilize and/or valorize all waste and emission streams


Areas Not of Interest for Responses to this RFI:

  • “Next-generation” and/or exploratory battery cathode materials and chemistries that have not been extensively validated in commercial applications
  • Obvious process solutions that represent incremental improvements in conventional pCAM and/or CAM production
  • Incremental improvements in batch production methods for pCAM and/or CAM materials
  • Concepts that lead to higher overall production costs compared to conventional processes
  • Process solutions that generate hazardous waste at volumes and/or toxicity greater than conventional practices for producing pCAM/CAM
  • Concepts that require expensive and/or supply chain-constrained raw materials
  • pCAM/CAM production that requires highly customized equipment that cannot be manufactured and/or procured at required sizes/volumes


RFI Guidelines:

Note that the information you provide will be used by ARPA-E solely for program planning, without attribution. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA). NO FOA EXISTS AT THIS TIME.

The purpose of this RFI is solely to solicit input for ARPA-E consideration to inform the possible formulation of future research programs. ARPA-E will not provide funding or compensation for any information submitted in response to this RFI, and ARPA-E may use information submitted to this RFI without any attribution to the source. This RFI provides the broad research community with an opportunity to contribute views and opinions.

No material submitted for review will be returned and there will be no formal or informal debriefing concerning the review of any submitted material. ARPA-E may contact respondents to request clarification or seek additional information relevant to this RFI. All responses provided will be considered, but ARPA-E will not respond to individual submissions or publish a compendium of responses. Respondents shall not include any information in the response to this RFI that could be considered proprietary or confidential.

Responses to this RFI should be submitted in PDF format to the email address ARPA-E-RFI@hq.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on July 10, 2024.

Documents

Submission Deadlines

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