The Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E) intends to issue
a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled Reliable Electricity Based on
Electrochemical Systems (REBELS) to solicit applications for financial assistance
to fund new intermediate temperature fuel cell (ITFC) technologies that
efficiently generate stationary power from fossil fuels in the near-term, while
simultaneously building a bridge to a zero carbon future. Currently, ARPA-E anticipates that there will
be three specific areas of interest indentified in the REBELS FOA as follows:
(1) low-cost, efficient, reliable ITFCs for small distributed generation
applications, (2) ITFCs that are capable of in-situ charge storage in an
electrode to enable battery-like response to transients, and (3)
electrochemical devices that produce liquid fuels from methane using excess
renewable resources. Fuel cell systems based on existing Department of Energy
R&D programs, such as low temperature polymer exchange membrane (LT-PEM)
and high temperature solid oxide fuel cells (HT-SOFCs), will not be areas of
interest for the anticipated REBELS FOA.
Expertise in the following Technical Areas may be useful in responding
to the FOA: intermediate temperature solid electrolytes; intermediate
temperature electrocatalysts/electrodes with low or zero platinum group metal
(PGM) loading; new approaches to activate carbon/hydrogen bonds for
intermediate temperature fuel reforming; new approaches to direct reforming of
fuels at a fuel cell electrode; novel fuel cell manufacturing processes without
high temperature sintering; integration of fuel cell and battery functionality
at the device level (rather than system level); and electrochemical production
of liquid fuels.
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
ARPA-E’s online application portal, starting in October 2013. 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
Any organization that would like to be included on this list should
complete all required fields in the following link: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/Applicantprofile.aspx.
Required information includes: Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact
Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone, Organization Type, Area of Technical Expertise,
and Brief Description of Capabilities.
By submitting a response to this Notice, you consent to the publication
of the above-referenced information. By facilitating this Teaming Partner List,
ARPA-E does not endorse or otherwise evaluate the qualifications of the
entities that self-identify themselves for placement on the Teaming Partner
List. ARPA-E will not pay for the
provision of any information, nor will it compensate any respondents for the
development of such information. Responses submitted to other email addresses
or by other means will not be considered.
This Notice does not constitute a FOA. No FOA exists at this time. Applicants
must refer to the final FOA, expected to be issued by the end of the 2013
calendar year, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms
and conditions of funding.