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  DE-FOA-0001428 INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ENERGY-RELATED APPLIED SCIENCE (IDEAS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 9/30/2016 05:00 PM ET TBD
  DE-FOA-0001425 SINGLE-PANE HIGHLY INSULATING EFFICIENT LUCID DESIGNS (SHIELD) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 11/18/2015 05:00 PM ET 3/4/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001429 SINGLE-PANE HIGHLY INSULATING EFFICIENT LUCID DESIGNS (SHIELD) (SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 11/18/2015 05:00 PM ET 3/4/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001002 INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ENERGY-RELATED APPLIED SCIENCE (IDEAS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 9/28/2015 05:00 PM ET TBD
  DE-FOA-0001473 Request for Information (RFI) on Energy Efficiency Optimization for Connected and Automated Vehicles Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  RFI-0000018 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Single pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Designs (SHIELD) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000019 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: SOLID ION CONDUCTORS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000020 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: PLANT ROOT PHENOTYPING FOR SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000021 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for a potential Funding Opportunity Announcement: Renewable Electricity to Zero-Carbon Liquid Fuels for Transportation and Stationary Energy Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000022 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Energy Efficiency Optimization for Connected and Automated Vehicles Teaming Partner List

DE-FOA-0001428: INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ENERGY-RELATED APPLIED SCIENCE (IDEAS)

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. IDEAS awards are intended to be flexible and may take the form of analyses or exploratory research that provides the agency with information useful for the subsequent development of focused technology programs. IDEAS 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 also do not represent incremental improvements over existing technology.

IDEAS awards are defined as single-phase efforts of durations 12 months or less with a total project cost of $500,000 or less and will be issued through Grants.

This FOA is a continuation of the IDEAS Program initially announced in September 2013 and continued for a second year in September 2014. ARPA-E continues to view the IDEAS program as a success and therefore plans to extend this FOA on an annual basis, based on the availability of funds.

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

Contact Information

  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov 
    Applicants may submit questions regarding ARPA-E eXCHANGE, ARPA-E’s online application portal, to ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov. ARPA-E will promptly respond to emails that raise legitimate, technical issues with ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
    ARPA-E will refer any questions regarding the FOA to ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/30/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001425: SINGLE-PANE HIGHLY INSULATING EFFICIENT LUCID DESIGNS (SHIELD)

Building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) accounted for 14.0% of primary energy consumption in the United States in 2013, or 13.6 quadrillion British thermal units (“quads”) per year. In addition to the season and weather in various U.S. regions, this consumption is determined by the heating and cooling facilities in the buildings, by the thermostat settings and other choices of building managers and occupants, and finally by the building envelopes. Windows are essential and costly elements of building envelopes, and the heat that flows out through windows in cold weather across the U.S. consumes about 3.9 quads of primary energy. The ARPA-E Single-pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Designs (SHIELD) program seeks to reduce this consumption by funding the development of energy-efficient and cost-effective retrofits for the substantial remaining stock of single-pane windows in the U.S. ARPA-E analysis indicates that a fully successful single-pane retrofit campaign will reduce total building energy consumption by 1.2 quads, or 1.3% of domestic energy use. As envisioned in this SHIELD program, it will also address the water condensation and occupant discomfort that are associated with single-pane windows in cool climates.

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: 11/18/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/4/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001429: SINGLE-PANE HIGHLY INSULATING EFFICIENT LUCID DESIGNS (SHIELD) (SBIR/STTR)

Building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) accounted for 14.0% of primary energy consumption in the United States in 2013, or 13.6 quadrillion British thermal units (“quads”) per year. In addition to the season and weather in various U.S. regions, this consumption is determined by the heating and cooling facilities in the buildings, by the thermostat settings and other choices of building managers and occupants, and finally by the building envelopes. Windows are essential and costly elements of building envelopes, and the heat that flows out through windows in cold weather across the U.S. consumes about 3.9 quads of primary energy. The ARPA-E Single-pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Designs (SHIELD) program seeks to reduce this consumption by funding the development of energy-efficient and cost-effective retrofits for the substantial remaining stock of single-pane windows in the U.S. ARPA-E analysis indicates that a fully successful single-pane retrofit campaign will reduce total building energy consumption by 1.2 quads, or 1.3% of domestic energy use. As envisioned in this SHIELD program, it will also address the water condensation and occupant discomfort that are associated with single-pane windows in cool climates.

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: 11/18/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/4/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001002: INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ENERGY-RELATED APPLIED SCIENCE (IDEAS)

***The Concept Paper deadline for DE-FOA-0001002 was on 9/28/2015. All Concept Papers submitted to this FOA prior to the deadline and all Full Applications submitted under this FOA will be reviewed, however ARPA-E expects a prolonged review period due to the large volume of applications received. If you wish to submit a new IDEAS Concept Paper to ARPA-E, you must submit through DE-FOA-0001428.***

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to provide rapid support to revolutionary applied energy research (Studies) that may lead to new ARPA-E programs to develop transformational and disruptive energy technologies. Studies are defined as single-phase efforts of durations less than 12 months and cost less than $500,000. Awards will be issued through Grants.
The broad objective of this FOA is to identify disruptive concepts in energy-related technologies that challenge the status quo and represent a leap beyond today’s technology. An innovative concept alone is not enough; the idea must also have the potential to be impactful—meaning that, if successful, it represents a fundamentally new paradigm in energy technology with the potential to make a significant impact on ARPA-E’s Mission Areas (see Section I.A). Concepts of particular interest have the potential to achieve percentage-level reductions in U.S. energy consumption, energy-related imports, or greenhouse gas emissions.


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

Contact Information

  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov 
    Applicants may submit questions regarding ARPA-E eXCHANGE, ARPA-E’s online application portal, to ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov. ARPA-E will promptly respond to emails that raise legitimate, technical issues with ARPA-E eXCHANGE. ARPA-E will refer any questions regarding the FOA to ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov.
  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
    FOA Questions

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/28/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001473: Request for Information (RFI) on Energy Efficiency Optimization for Connected and Automated Vehicles

ARPA-E seeks input from researchers and developers in a broad range of disciplines including automotive vehicle control, powertrain control and transportation analytics regarding the development of advanced energy efficiency optimization technologies for future connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). ARPA-E is requesting information on new and emerging full vehicle and powertrain control technologies that can reduce the energy use associated with automotive transportation, beyond those technologies currently expected to be deployed in future vehicles. These additional energy efficiency optimization technologies may include, but are not limited to, advanced technologies and concepts relating to future full vehicle and powertrain control, individual vehicle and powertrain operation, control and optimization facilitated by connectivity, and the reduction of the fuel and/or energy consumed by future individual vehicles undergoing either human operation or automated operation.

Any potential technical solutions that might be of interest to ARPA-E would ultimately require a demonstrable pathway through commercialization and widespread deployment to reduce the fuel and energy consumed in the current and/or future vehicle transportation fleet. Well-established methods of reducing individual vehicle fuel or energy consumption, such as hybridization, electrification, fuel shifting or alternative fuel substitution, weight reduction, aerodynamic drag reduction, waste energy recovery and parasitic load reduction, are specifically not of interest in this Request for Information (RFI).

The emphasis of this RFI is on reducing the energy consumption of individual vehicles, and not on transportation system technologies such as transportation network optimization, ridesharing, or transportation mode shifting. (ARPA-E has previously solicited technology solutions to minimize energy consumption in America’s surface transportation network through the use of network control mechanisms that operate through personalized signals directed at individual travelers through the TRANSNET FOA ). While it is clear that transportation system optimization is an invaluable energy efficiency tool, the focus of this current RFI is on maximizing the energy efficiency of each individual vehicle (while acknowledging that each such individual vehicle will potentially be an element of a broader transportation system).

A range of improved powertrain control techniques will be made possible in the near future by the increase in information available to on-board vehicles through connectivity such as V2X (e.g. look ahead data), and it is clear that certain further improvements in powertrain controls will occur even without this additional technology. In this RFI, it is envisioned that the future total reduction in energy consumption of an individual vehicle will be due to some combination of improved on-board powertrain controls (with improved real or virtual sensing and/or the use of V2X connectivity and real-time optimization), improved vehicle controls (using real or virtual sensing and/or the use of V2X), new inputs from external or fleet-level optimization, and ultimately the ability to operate in a driverless fashion in the case of automated vehicles (thereby removing the effect of the human driver from the vehicle and powertrain control systems).

Technologies contemplated in this RFI are required to be capable of meeting the prevailing regulated vehicle emissions levels at the expected time of commercial deployment, and must ultimately result in equivalent (or acceptable) vehicle performance, utility, cost of ownership and operation, functionality, drivability, power and energy storage density, reliability and maintainability, without compromise.

From a control point of view, currently vehicles operate in isolation as a collection of single ‘selfish’ entities, even in dense traffic. Developments in connectivity and automation will allow vehicles in the future to operate in a cooperative fashion with other surrounding vehicles. The effects of individual vehicle or powertrain control on the cumulative energy efficiency of a cohort of vehicles undertaking cooperative vehicle behavior have not yet been fully explored.

The focus of this RFI is on the potential improvement in the energy efficiency of each individual vehicle in the automotive fleet, through the improvement of powertrain control and vehicle dynamic control, by utilizing emerging technologies and strategies in sensing, communications, information, control and automation.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit input for ARPA-E consideration to inform the possible formulation of future programs intended to help reduce the total energy used in the transportation sector. This RFI provides the broad research community with an opportunity to contribute views and opinions regarding current and future powertrain and vehicle control technologies, and their use in energy efficiency optimization.

Please carefully review the REQUEST FOR INFORMATION GUIDELINES below, and note in particular: the information you provide may be used by ARPA-E in support of 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. Respondents shall not include any information in their response to this RFI that might be considered proprietary or confidential.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION GUIDELINES:

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 February 1, 2016. ARPA-E will accept responses to this RFI immediately.

Please insert “Response to RFI for DE-FOA-0001473” in the subject line of your email, and include:

  • Your name;
  • Organization;
  • Type of organization (e.g. academic, industry, government, individual, non-profit etc.);
  • Email address;
  • Contact telephone number in the body of your email and;
  • Your responses to the questions posed in the PDF document titled "RFI-Energy Efficiency Optimaization - 01.04.2016" provided below.

Contact Information

  • ARPA-E-RFI@hq.doe.gov 
    Please submit your comments in PDF format by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on February 1, 2016. ARPA-E will accept responses to this RFI immediately.

Submission Deadlines

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

RFI-0000018: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Single pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Designs (SHIELD)

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in October, 2015 for technologies to transform the insulation and other qualities of existing single pane windows. In aggregate, these inefficient windows are substantial consumers of the nation’s heating energy. The overarching goal of the SHIELD program is to improve these windows without resorting to complete replacement. To achieve widespread adoption, the installed price must be minimized, and excellent qualities beyond insulation such as appearance, condensation resistance, and soundproofing will be needed. The demands upon the materials and structures will be challenging. ARPA–E held a workshop on this topic in November 2014; information on this workshop can be found at the webpage http://ARPA–E.energy.gov/?q=workshop/single-pane-window-efficiency-workshop .

Currently, ARPA–E anticipates that the SHIELD program will have two areas of interest.

1. Structures that are applied to or built up onto existing windowpanes.

2. Manufactured windowpanes or structures that replace the panes in existing single pane window sashes.

In order to realize the goals of the SHIELD program, expertise in the following areas may be useful: (i) transparent materials, coatings, and layers with very low thermal conductivity, (ii) materials, coatings, and layers with low thermal emissivity, (iii) glass pane design and manufacturing, (iv) window film design and manufacturing, (v) acoustical properties of materials, (vi) thermal and optical modeling of windows, (vii) window performance and lifetime testing, (viii) window soundproofing, and (ix) window marketing.

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 (http://ARPA-E-foa.energy.gov), ARPA–E’s online application portal, in July 2015. 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 October 2015, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Teaming Partners

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

RFI-0000019: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: SOLID ION CONDUCTORS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in January, 2016 for technologies to transform the properties of solid ion conductors for devices using alkaline exchange membranes (e.g., fuel cells and electrolyzers), lithium metal batteries, flow batteries, and other electrochemical technologies. Many technology gaps in these devices stem from deficiencies in solid ion conductors, which lack an optimized suite of properties such as: ionic conductivity, selectivity, chemical stability, electronic conductivity, thermal stability, mechanical properties, processing, device integration, and cost. The intended goal of the this program is to create new ion conductors that achieve a much more complete set of desired properties by overcoming difficult technical tradeoffs that historically have hindered commercial success (e.g. tradeoffs between ionic conductivity and chemical stability). This program will likely operate at the intersection of materials development, processing, and device integration. ARPA–E held a workshop on this topic in February 2015; information on this workshop can be found at the webpage http://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=workshop/solid-ion-conductors-energy-applications-workshop . ARPA-E also released a request for information on this topic in August found at the website https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/Default.aspx?Archive=1#FoaIdc59463ae-110a-40c9-a347-5da6e23069ae. Currently, ARPA–E anticipates that this program will have four areas of interest.

1. Chemically-stable alkaline conductors

2. Lithium conductors that enable the use of lithium metal for batteries

3. Highly selective conductors for flow batteries or other liquid reactant cells

4. Other ion conductors with high impact in energy applications that impact ARPA-E mission areas

In order to realize the goals of this program, expertise in the following areas may be useful: (i) solid state ionics, (ii) polymer chemistry, (iii) ceramic materials, (iv) polymer/inorganic composites, (v) mechanical properties of materials, especially at interfaces, (vi) functional glasses, (vii) morphological engineering of ion conduction channels, (viii) self-forming and self-healing mechanisms, (ix) low temperature, continuous processing of inorganic materials, (x) process engineering and scale up, etc.

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 (http://ARPA–E-foa.energy.gov), ARPA–E’s online application portal, in December 2015. 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 January 2016, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Teaming Partners

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

RFI-0000020: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: PLANT ROOT PHENOTYPING FOR SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in February, 2016 for technologies that measure structural and functional properties of plant roots and soils that lead to the development of improved root traits. Specifically, ARPA-E is interested in traits that reduce atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and energy used for crop production by increasing soil carbon storage and improving fertilizer efficiency (N2O emission reduction). These traits are expected to create grower value by improving soil quality (i.e. soil organic carbon content), nutrient use efficiency (i.e. Nitrogen) and water use productivity (i.e. Drought and heat tolerance). To select and breed for these traits, teams should develop new, innovative systems (i.e. imaging technologies, sensors, models, analytics, etc.) for the characterization of below ground plant growth and development. Technology platforms should have demonstrated utility for field deployment and/or lab environments translatable to the field. In order to augment limitations in sensor resolution, throughput, and cost, ARPA-E encourages augmenting imaging technologies with functional modeling approaches that predict root system properties from the measurement of above ground or near surface traits. Using imaging and sensor technologies and parameterized models, the program will support trait discovery, gene identification, and high throughput screening efforts that maximize the root traits described above. This program will encompass imaging and sensor technology development, functional modeling, genomics, plant breeding, and field screening for advanced cultivars. ARPA–E held a workshop on this topic in July 2015; information on this workshop can be found at the webpage (http://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=workshop/novel-methods-phytosequestration-workshop

Currently, ARPA–E anticipates that this program will have four areas of interest:

1. Field and lab based plant and soil imaging technologies with sufficiently high resolution to determine desirable root traits;

2. Parameterized root growth models that predict system growth for ideotype design. These models should be compatible with advanced shoot/canopy models and ecosystem models;

3. Identification of causative loci for desirable root traits and modern breeding methods such as genomic selection for rapid cultivar development; and

4. High throughput field environmental sensors and imaging techniques that allow for selection of desirable below ground traits

In order to realize the goals of this program, expertise in the following areas may be useful: (i) sensor/imaging engineering (ii) functional modeling (iii) genomics (iv) plant physiology (v) soil science (vi) biogeochemistry (vii) plant breeding (viii) field phenotyping (ix) etc.

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.

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 (http://ARPA–E-foa.energy.gov), ARPA–E’s online application portal, in December 2015. 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 February 2016, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Teaming Partners

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

RFI-0000021: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for a potential Funding Opportunity Announcement: Renewable Electricity to Zero-Carbon Liquid Fuels for Transportation and Stationary Energy

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) anticipates issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in February, 2016 for novel technologies to transform the way renewable electricity is stored and transported from remote generation sites to the end point customer. Current transmission and distribution technologies are expensive, suffer from substantial losses, and require large investments in infrastructure.

The overarching goal of this anticipated program is to increase penetration of intermittent energy sources and reduce carbon emissions. To achieve this goal, new cost- effective and energy-efficient technologies for generation of energy dense liquid fuels from renewable energy, water and air sources, and their conversion to electricity or hydrogen as an energy carrier for zero-emission vehicles must be developed. This program will likely operate at the intersection of electrochemistry, catalysis, materials development, chemical engineering, and device integration. ARPA–E held a workshop on this topic in August 2015. More information on this workshop can be found at: http://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=workshop/bridging-renewable-electricity-transportation-fuels-workshop

Currently, ARPA–E anticipates that this program will have two areas of interest:

1. Generation of energy-dense liquid fuels using renewable energy; and

2. The use of these liquid fuels for zero-emission generation of electricity or hydrogen.

As a result, expertise in the following areas may be useful: (i) electrochemistry and electrocatalysis; (ii) heterogeneous catalysis; (iii) chemical engineering with emphasis on catalytic reactor design; (iv) electrochemical cell and stack design and manufacturing; (v) material chemistry including ion-conducting, sealing and multi-functional materials; (vi) separation techniques; (vii) process engineering; and (viii) system integration and scale up, etc.

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. The Teaming Partner List will be available on ARPA–E eXCHANGE (https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov). ARPA–E’s online application portal, starting in January 2016. Once posted, the Teaming Partner List will be updated periodically, until the Full Application submission deadline for the FOA, 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 persons/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, if any, that may be issued in February 2016, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Teaming Partners

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

RFI-0000022: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Energy Efficiency Optimization for Connected and Automated Vehicles

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in March 2016 to solicit applications for financial assistance to develop innovative technologies for the optimization of the energy efficiency of connected and automated vehicles . As described in more detail below, the purpose of this announcement is to facilitate the formation of new project teams to respond to the upcoming FOA. The FOA will provide specific program goals, technical metrics, and selection criteria and the FOA terms are controlling. For the purposes of the Teaming Partner List, the following summarizes current planning for the FOA:

The focus of the intended ARPA-E program will be on the potential improvement in the energy efficiency of each individual vehicle in the automotive fleet, through the improvement of powertrain control and vehicle dynamic control, by utilizing emerging technologies and strategies in sensing, communications, information, control and automation. The program will cover a broad range of disciplines including automotive vehicle control, powertrain control and transportation analytics for the development of advanced energy efficiency optimization technologies for future connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). ARPA-E is interested in new and emerging full vehicle and powertrain control technologies that can reduce the energy use associated with automotive transportation, beyond those technologies currently expected to be deployed in future vehicles. These additional energy efficiency optimization technologies may include, but are not limited to, advanced technologies and concepts relating to future full vehicle and powertrain control, individual vehicle and powertrain operation, control and optimization facilitated by connectivity, and the reduction of the fuel and/or energy consumed by future individual vehicles undergoing either human or automated operation.

In order to realize the goals of the proposed ARPA-E program, expertise in the following areas may be useful: (i) vehicle energy efficiency and fuel efficiency optimization; (ii) powertrain control, calibration, and optimization; (iii) vehicle dynamic control; (iv) engine and propulsion hardware, sensors and, actuators; (v) vehicle connectivity; (vi) vehicle automation and control; and (vii) transportation analytics.

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 (http://ARPA–E-foa.energy.gov), ARPA–E’s online application portal, starting in January 2016. The Teaming Partner List will be updated periodically, until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect the addition of 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 via email or 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 March 2016, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

Teaming Partners

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