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  RFI-0000036 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Machine Learning-Enhanced Energy-Product Development Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001428 INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ENERGY-RELATED APPLIED SCIENCE (IDEAS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 9/30/2017 05:00 PM ET TBD
  RFI-0000035 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Control Co-Design of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001357 Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 7/20/2015 05:00 PM ET 10/19/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002166 SCALEUP Fast Track Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/7/2020 09:30 AM ET 8/5/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002171 Performance-Based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, And Risk Management (PERFORM) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 10/28/2019 09:30 AM ET 2/7/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002107 Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Novel Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements (DIFFERENTIATE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/20/2019 09:30 AM ET 8/26/2019 09:30 AM ET
  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-0002174 Generating Electricity Managed By Intelligent Nuclear Assets (GEMINA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 11/13/2019 09:30 AM ET 2/24/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002108 Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Novel Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements (DIFFERENTIATE) (SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/20/2019 09:30 AM ET 8/26/2019 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-0002334 Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/27/2020 09:30 AM ET 8/28/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002220 Flexible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 12/23/2019 09:30 AM ET 4/14/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0001979 BUILDING RELIABLE ELECTRONICS TO ACHIEVE KILOVOLT EFFECTIVE RATINGS SAFELY (BREAKERS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 11/13/2018 09:30 AM 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-0002335 Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems SBIR/STTR (SHARKS SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/27/2020 09:30 AM ET 8/28/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002221 Flexible Carbon Capture and Storage SBIR/STTR (FLECCS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 12/23/2019 09:30 AM ET 4/14/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002212 Breakthroughs Enabling Thermonuclear-fusion Energy (BETHE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/14/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002051 Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, With Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-Control (ATLANTIS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 3/18/2019 09:30 AM ET 6/28/2019 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0001970 High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials, and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 9/12/2018 09:30 AM ET 12/11/2018 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002337 Ultrahigh Temperature Impervious Materials Advancing Turbine Efficiency (ULTIMATE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/5/2020 09:30 AM ET 8/31/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0001972 High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials, and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP) (SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 9/12/2018 09:30 AM ET 12/11/2018 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002338 Ultrahigh Temperature Impervious Materials Advancing Turbine Efficiency (ULTIMATE SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/9/2020 09:30 AM ET 8/31/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002238 Aviation-Class Synergistically Cooled Electric-Motors with Integrated Drives (ASCEND) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/31/2020 09:30 AM ET 5/22/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002239 Aviation-Class Synergistically Cooled Electric-Motors with Integrated Drives SBIR/STTR (ASCEND SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/31/2020 09:30 AM ET 5/22/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002115 Request for Information (RFI) on Intelligent Analytics, Algorithms, and Maintenance to Optimize Operations in Advanced Nuclear Reactors Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002240 Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency (REEACH) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/31/2020 09:30 AM ET 5/22/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002131 Request for Information (RFI) on Enabling Technologies for a Commercially Viable Fusion Power Plant Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002241 Range Extenders for Electric Aviation with Low Carbon and High Efficiency SBIR/STTR (REEACH SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/31/2020 09:30 AM ET 5/22/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002134 Request for Information (RFI) on Energy Efficient Integrated Photonic Networking Technologies Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002250 Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management (SMARTFARM) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 2/19/2020 09:30 AM ET 6/23/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002163 Request for Information (RFI): Energy-Efficient Technologies for Automated Vehicles (AVs) Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002251 Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management SBIR/STTR (SMARTFARM SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 2/19/2020 09:30 AM ET 6/23/2020 09:30 AM ET
  RFI-0000039 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Funding Opportunity Announcement: Establishing validation sites for field-level emissions quantification of agricultural bioenergy feedstock production Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0002170 Request for Information (RFI): Municipal Solid Waste Management and Materials Redeployment Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002288 Galvanizing Advances in Market-aligned Fusion for an Overabundance of Watts (GAMOW): Enabling Technologies for Commercially Attractive Fusion Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 4/10/2020 09:30 AM ET 6/23/2020 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0002289 Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/4/2020 09:30 AM ET
  RFI-0000050 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas: Connecting Aviation by Lighter Electric Systems (CABLES) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000037 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Performance-based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000052 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Topic: LOwering CO2: Models to Optimize Train Infrastructure, Vehicles, and Energy Storage (LOCOMOTIVES) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000038 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Optimal Operations and Maintenance for Advanced Reactors Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000040 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Breakthroughs Enabling Thermonuclear-fusion Energy Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000041 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: FLExible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000042 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: High efficiency, high power density energy storage and conversion systems Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000043 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: High power density electric motor systems Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000044 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000045 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: Replacement Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0002120 Request for Information (RFI): Pre-pilot and pilot R&D projects to scale, mature, and advance ARPA-E funded technologies Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  RFI-0000046 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Joint FOA: GALVANIZING ADVANCES IN MARKET-ALIGNED FUSION FOR AN OVERABUNDANCE OF WATTS (GAMOW) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0002213 Request for Information (RFI): Biotechnologies to Ensure a Robust Mineral Supply Chain for Clean Energy Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002307 Request for Information (RFI) on Next Generation Ammonia System Integration Project Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  RFI-0000047 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000048 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: Ultrahigh Temperature Impervious Materials Advancing Turbine Efficiency (ULTIMATE) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0002419 Request for Information (RFI) on Reducing Environmental Methane Everyday of the Year (REMEDY) Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002355 Request for Information (RFI) on Identifications and Quantification of Electronic Waste (e-waste) in Municipal Solid Waste Streams Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002263 Request for Information (RFI) on Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002142 Request for Information (RFI) on Next Generation of Marine and Riverine Hydrokinetic Energy Systems Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0002049 Request for Information (RFI) on Potential New Program for Control Co-Design (CCD) of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT) Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001978 Request for Information (RFI) on High-Efficiency Internal Combustion Engine Development Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001952 Support Grants for Participation in ARPA-E Grid Optimization (GO) Competition Challenge 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 9/7/2018 09:30 AM ET
  RFI-0000034 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Enabling a New Generation of High Performance and Durable Heat Exchangers for High Temperature and High Pressure Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001936 Request for Information (RFI) on Upgrading Carbon Derived From Methane Pyrolysis Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001906 DURATION ADDITION TO ELECTRICITY STORAGE (DAYS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/15/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/2/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001858 OPEN 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 2/16/2018 09:30 AM ET 7/2/2018 09:30 AM ET
  RFI-0000033 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: OPEN 2018 Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001798 MODELING-ENHANCED INNOVATIONS TRAILBLAZING NUCLEAR ENERGY REINVIGORATION (MEITNER) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 12/4/2017 05:00 PM ET 3/15/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001797 Innovative Natural-Gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity-Generation (INTEGRATE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 9/11/2017 05:00 PM ET 12/18/2017 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000032 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Hybrid Systems for Ultra-High Efficiency Conversion of Natural Gas to Electricity Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000031 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: MEITNER Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001738 SAVING ENERGY NATIONWIDE IN STRUCTURES WITH OCCUPANCY RECOGNITION (SENSOR) (SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 3/17/2017 05:00 PM ET 8/21/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001737 SAVING ENERGY NATIONWIDE IN STRUCTURES WITH OCCUPANCY RECOGNITION (SENSOR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 3/17/2017 05:00 PM ET 8/21/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001727 CREATING INNOVATIVE AND RELIABLE CIRCUITS USING INVENTIVE TOPOLOGIES AND SEMICONDUCTORS (CIRCUITS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 2/21/2017 05:00 PM ET 5/1/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001736 CREATING INNOVATIVE AND RELIABLE CIRCUITS USING INVENTIVE TOPOLOGIES AND SEMICONDUCTORS (CIRCUITS) (SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 2/21/2017 05:00 PM ET 5/1/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001726 MACROALGAE RESEARCH INSPIRING NOVEL ENERGY RESOURCES (MARINER) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 2/14/2017 05:00 PM ET 5/15/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001714 FACSIMILE APPEARANCE TO CREATE ENERGY SAVINGS (FACES) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/17/2017 05:00 PM ET 4/24/2017 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000030 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000029 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001695 Request for Information (RFI) on Understanding the Commercialization of Transformational Energy Technologies Through Private Capital Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001691 Power Nitride Doping Innovation Offers Devices Enabling SWITCHES (PNDIODES) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/4/2017 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000028 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: DIGITAL TRANSPORTATION Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001683 Request for Information (RFI) on Grid Optimization Competition Design Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  RFI-0000027 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: SCALABLE MACROALGAE CULTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUELS AND CHEMICALS Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000026 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: POWER NITRIDE DOPING INNOVATION OFFERS DEVICES ENABLING SWITCHES (PNDIODES) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001607 Request for Information (RFI) on Lower Grade Waste Heat Recovery Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001609 Request for Information (RFI) on Novel Power Electronic Systems Enabled by Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001566 ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHT-WAVE INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY ENABLING NETWORKS THAT ENHANCE DATACENTERS (ENLITENED) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 7/25/2016 05:00 PM ET 11/2/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001598 Request for Information (RFI) on Enabling Technologies for Ultra-Safe and Secure Modular Nuclear Energy Systems Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001563 RENEWABLE ENERGY TO FUELS THROUGH UTILIZATION OF ENERGY-DENSE LIQUIDS (REFUEL) - SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/1/2016 05:00 PM ET 9/8/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001562 RENEWABLE ENERGY TO FUELS THROUGH UTILIZATION OF ENERGY-DENSE LIQUIDS (REFUEL) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/1/2016 05:00 PM ET 9/8/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001565 RHIZOSPHERE OBSERVATIONS OPTIMIZING TERRESTRIAL SEQUESTRATION (ROOTS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/1/2016 05:00 PM ET 9/8/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001564 NEXT-GENERATION ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED ON-ROAD VEHICLES (NEXTCAR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/24/2016 05:00 PM ET 8/25/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001580 Request for Information (RFI) on Occupancy Sensors and Controls Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001478 INTEGRATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF NOVEL ION CONDUCTING SOLIDS (IONICS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 3/28/2016 05:00 PM ET 6/27/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001546 MONITOR FIELD TEST SITE PROGRAM Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 4/4/2016 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000023 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Energy-efficient Light-wave integrated Technology Enabling Networks that Enhance Datacenters (ENLITENED) 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
  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
  DE-FOA-0001473 Request for Information (RFI) on Energy Efficiency Optimization for Connected and Automated Vehicles Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  RFI-0000020 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: PLANT ROOT PHENOTYPING FOR SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION 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
  DE-FOA-0001423 Request for Information (RFI) on Independent Field Testing of Methane Emissions Detection Technologies Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001424 Request for Information (RFI) on Advanced Telepresence Technology Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001396 Request for Information (RFI) on Ion Conductors for Electrochemical Cells Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001380 GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) - SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 8/17/2015 05:00 PM ET
  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-0000017 Generating Realistic Information for Development of Distribution And Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001289 NETWORK OPTIMIZED DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SYSTEMS (NODES) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 3/20/2015 05:00 PM ET 7/27/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001261 OPEN 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 2/20/2015 05:00 PM ET 2/27/2015 05:00 PM ET 6/29/2015 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000016 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems (NODES) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000015 Notice of an Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: OPEN 2015 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) TBD TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001255 MICRO-SCALE OPTIMIZED SOLAR-CELL ARRAYS WITH INTEGRATED CONCENTRATION (MOSAIC) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/22/2015 05:00 PM ET 5/7/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001256 MICRO-SCALE OPTIMIZED SOLAR-CELL ARRAYS WITH INTEGRATED CONCENTRATION (MOSAIC) (SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/22/2015 05:00 PM ET 5/7/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001199 Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 12/22/2014 05:00 PM ET 4/14/2015 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000014 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcements: Micro-scale Optimized Solar-cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration (MOSAIC) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001198 GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 12/1/2014 05:00 PM ET 3/23/2015 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000013 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000012 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001211 TRANSPORTATION ENERGY RESOURCES FROM RENEWABLE AGRICULTURE (TERRA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 11/17/2014 05:00 PM ET 3/2/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001197 ADVANCED RESEARCH IN DRY-COOLING (ARID) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 11/10/2014 05:00 PM ET 2/13/2015 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000011 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000010 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Advanced Research In Dry-Cooling (ARID) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001184 ACCELERATING LOW-COST PLASMA HEATING AND ASSEMBLY (ALPHA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 10/14/2014 05:00 PM ET 2/2/2015 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000009 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Accelerating Low-cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001127 DELIVERING EFFICIENT LOCAL THERMAL AMENITIES (DELTA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/13/2014 05:00 PM ET 9/18/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001128 METHANE OBSERVATION NETWORKS WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO OBTAIN REDUCTIONS (MONITOR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/13/2014 05:00 PM ET 9/25/2014 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000008 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Methane Observation Networks with Innovative Technology to Obtain Reductions (MONITOR) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000007 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for For Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement for: Local Thermal Management Systems To Reduce Building Energy Consumption Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0001078 NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI): To Issue a Restricted Eligibility Funding Opportunity Announcement for Collaborative Grid Testing, Research and Valuation and Testing of Advanced Energy Storage Systems Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) TBD
  DE-FOA-0001026 RELIABLE ELECTRICITY BASED ON ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS (REBELS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/8/2014 05:00 PM ET 4/14/2014 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000006 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems (REBELS) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0000949 FULL-SPECTRUM OPTIMIZED CONVERSION AND UTILIZATION OF SUNLIGHT (FOCUS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 8/22/2013 05:00 PM ET 11/4/2013 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000005 ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAMING PARTNER LIST FOR FULL-SPECTRUM OPTIMIZED CONVERSION AND UTILIZATION OF SUNLIGHT (FOCUS) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0000942 STRATEGIES FOR WIDE-BANDGAP, INEXPENSIVE TRANSISTORS FOR CONTROLLING HIGH EFFICIENCY SYSTEMS (SWITCHES) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 7/8/2013 05:00 PM ET 7/19/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000941 STRATEGIES FOR WIDE-BANDGAP, INEXPENSIVE TRANSISTORS FOR CONTROLLING HIGH EFFICIENCY SYSTEMS (SWITCHES) (SBIR/STTR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 7/8/2013 05:00 PM ET 7/19/2013 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000004 ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAMING PARTNER LIST FOR WIDE BANDGAP POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0000937 RFI Regarding Support for Crowdsourcing Vehicle Design Competitions Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0000938 RFI on Personal Thermal Management Systems to Reduce Building Energy Consumption Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  RFI-0000003 ENGINEERED HIGH ENERGY CROPS Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0000882 MODERN ELECTRO/THERMOCHEMICAL ADVANCES IN LIGHT-METAL SYSTEMS (METALS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 4/22/2013 05:00 PM ET 7/8/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000881 REDUCING EMISSIONS USING METHANOTROPHIC ORGANISMS FOR TRANSPORTATION ENERGY (REMOTE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 4/22/2013 05:00 PM ET 7/8/2013 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000002 ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAMING PARTNER LIST FOR MODERN ELECTRO/THERMOCHEMICAL ADVANCES IN LIGHT-METAL SYSTEMS (METALS) Teaming Partner List
  RFI-0000001 ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAMING PARTNER LIST FOR BIO-CONVERSION OF METHANE-TO-LIQUIDS (REMOTE) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0000869 ROBUST AFFORDABLE NEXT GENERATION EV-STORAGE (RANGE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 3/21/2013 05:00 PM ET 6/6/2013 05:00 PM ET
  RFI-0000000 ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAMING PARTNER LIST FOR ROBUST AFFORDABLE NEXT GENERATION EV STORAGE (RANGE) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA-0000752 NAVFAC-ARPA-E Restricted Eligibility Competition for Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Devices (BEETIT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 8/27/2012 05:00 PM ET 9/26/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000674 Energy Storage SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/23/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000675 Advanced Management and Protection of Energy-storage Devices (AMPED) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/23/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000000 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for Advanced Management and Protection of Energy-storage Devices (AMPED) Teaming Partner List
  DE-FOA0000663 Announcement and Request for Information on Draft Open Funding Opportunity Announcement (Open FOA) Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0000672 Methane Opportunities For Vehicular Energy (MOVE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 3/26/2012 05:00 PM ET 5/23/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000673 Request for Information (RFI) for Advanced Technologies for Robust Control of Energy Storage Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0000671 Request for Information (RFI) on Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000671 for Chemo/electro-autotrophic Synthesis of Liquid Fuels at Scale Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0000670 Open Funding Opportunity Announcement (OPEN FOA) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 4/12/2012 05:00 PM ET 7/13/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000475 Conferences, Outreach, and Networking For New Energy Communities and Technologies (CONNECT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 12/1/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000474 Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology (Solar ADEPT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/19/2011 05:00 PM ET 7/18/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000473 Green Electricity Network Integration (GENI) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/19/2011 05:00 PM ET 7/18/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000472 Rare Earth Alternatives in Critical Technologies for Energy (REACT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/19/2011 05:00 PM ET 7/18/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000471 High Energy Advanced Thermal Storage (HEATS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/19/2011 05:00 PM ET 7/18/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000470 Plants Engineered To Replace Oil (PETRO) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/19/2011 05:00 PM ET 7/18/2011 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000290 Grid-Scale Rampable Intermittent Dispatchable Storage (GRIDS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 4/3/2010 05:00 PM ET 5/24/2010 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000289 Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Thermodevices (BEETIT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 4/3/2010 05:00 PM ET 5/24/2010 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000288 Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology (ADEPT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 4/3/2010 05:00 PM ET 5/24/2010 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000208 Innovative Materials & Processes for Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies (IMPACCT) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/15/2010 05:00 PM ET 3/15/2010 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000207 Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation (BEEST) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/15/2010 05:00 PM ET 3/15/2010 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000206 Electrofuels Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 1/15/2010 05:00 PM ET 3/15/2010 05:00 PM ET

RFI-0000036: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Machine Learning-Enhanced Energy-Product Development

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that would seek to enhance the pace of energy innovation by accelerating the incorporation of machine learning into the engineering design processes for energy technologies and systems.

In order to organize the anticipated efforts, a simplified engineering design process framework has been adopted (Figure 1 - see attached document). Within the context of this framework, it is possible to conceptualize how machine learning tools would help engineers to execute and solve several general mathematical optimization problems, common to many (perhaps most) engineering design processes, in a manner that dramatically accelerates the pace of energy innovation.

The envisioned program would seek to enhance several aspects of the design process via machine-learning tools:

1) Hypothesis Generation Tools: Enhance the creativity of the hypothesis generation (i.e. conceptual design) process by helping engineers develop new concepts and by enabling the consideration of a larger and more diverse set of design options. Many of the design problems at this stage of the process can be characterized as Mixed Integer Non-Linear Optimization problems;

2) Hypothesis Evaluation Tools: Enhance the efficiency of the high-fidelity evaluation (i.e. detailed design) process by accelerating the high-fidelity analysis and optimization of the hypothesized solution concepts. Many of the design problems at this stage of the process can be characterized as Non-Linear Constrained Optimization problems; and

3) Inverse Design Tools:Reduce (ideally eliminate) design iteration by developing the capability to execute “inverse design” processes in which the product design is effectively expressed as an explicit function of the problem statement.

ARPA-E envisions posing several challenge problems to motivate the development of enhanced design processes/tools. These challenge problems are in areas that ARPA-E feels to be of significant importance and for which it feels that adequate data either are available or can be generated during the program. Note: the intended FOA evaluation criteria are expected be principally focused on the potential impact that the proposed ML-enhanced design tools might have on future general engineering design processes through their potential to reduce design cost, time and risk and/or increase design performance, robustness and novelty.

Potential design challenge problems include the following:

· Hypothesis Generation (i.e. Conceptual Design)

  • Thermodynamic Cycles/Chemical Processes (e.g. Gas Separations)
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Materials/Molecules

· Hypothesis Evaluation (I.e. Detailed Design)

  • Fuel/Electrolyzer Cells
  • Gas Compressors
  • Solar Cells

· Inverse Design

  • Aerodynamic Surfaces
  • Optical Devices

ARPA-E envisions projects that seek to develop machine learning enhanced tools that facilitate the solution to one of the above challenge problems. It is also envisioned that, for any of the above categories, there will be an option for applicant teams to propose their own, alternative challenge problem so long as it is sufficiently justified (i. e. that it is both highly impactful and especially appropriate/ripe for enhancement via machine learning). It is expected that each proposal would explicitly identify a selected challenge problem, an anticipated ML-enhanced solution approach, a data[1] acquisition/generation strategy, the major development risks, and an anticipated path to market for the design tool / software to be developed. It is important to note that ARPA-E does not envision developing prototypes of physical systems through this FOA – the focus is on developing the ML-enhanced design tools only.

As described in more detail below, the purpose of this teaming announcement is to facilitate the formation of new project teams to respond to the pending FOA. The FOA will provide specific program goals, technical metrics, selection criteria, and other terms and requirements. However, for purposes of the Teaming Partner List, a summary of the currently anticipated scope is provided below.

In order to realize the envisioned program goals, ARPA‐E aims to bring together diverse engineering and scientific communities. These communities include, but are not limited to machine learning, mathematics/optimization, computer science, software, and energy (e.g. mechanical, chemical, materials, or electrical) engineering.

As a general matter, ARPA-E strongly encourages outstanding scientists and engineers from different organizations, scientific disciplines, and technology sectors to form 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 (http://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov), ARPA-E’s online application portal, starting January 15, 2019. The Teaming Partner List will be updated periodically, until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect new Teaming Partners who have provided their information.

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

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

This Notice does not constitute a FOA. No FOA exists at this time. Applicants must refer to the final FOA, expected to be issued in March 2019, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

[1] In the interest of minimizing the cost of acquiring/generating training data, it is anticipated that the vast majority of the “data” used in the development of the desired tools will be generated with physics-based models.

Documents

  • Machine_Learning_Teaming_Partner_List_2019_01_15 (Last Updated: 1/15/2019 04:38 PM ET)

Contact Information

Teaming Partners

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

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.

Documents

  • IDEAS - Concept Paper FOA - MOD 02 - 09.06.2016 (Last Updated: 9/6/2016 09:46 AM ET)

Previous Versions

  • IDEAS - Concept Paper FOA - MOD 01 - 02.16.2016 (Last Updated: 2/16/2016 05:55 PM ET)
  • IDEAS FOA - Concept Paper - 10.06.2015 (Last Updated: 10/6/2015 12:00 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Concept Paper

  • IDEAS Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 10/6/2015 01:04 PM ET)

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: 9/30/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

RFI-0000035: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: Control Co-Design of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E) intends to issue a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that would seek to develop new technical pathways for the design of economically competitive Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs). The program envisions leveraging the Control Co-Design (CCD) methodology, which brings together engineering disciplines to work concurrently, as opposed to sequentially, and considers dynamic control aspects from the beginning of the design. By analyzing the numerous dynamic sub-system interactions of the FOWTs, the CCD methodology can identify control solutions for optimal designs that are not achievable otherwise. Projects in this program are envisioned in three fundamental areas: (1) radically new FOWT designs with significantly lower mass/kW, (2) a new generation of computer tools to control co-design the FOWTs, and (3) real-data from full and lab-scale experiments to validate the FOWT designs and computer tools.

State of the art FOWT technology has achieved an average LCOE of approximately $0.15-0.18/kWh, which it is still too high in comparison to the current $0.03-0.05/kWh for land-based wind turbine technologies.[1] High capital expenditures (CAPEX) are the key driver of the LCOE of a FOWT. A significant portion of these CAPEX is the cost of the steel that existing floating platforms incorporate. Floating platforms are designed to be large and heavy in an effort to (a) imitate the onshore wind turbine dynamics, (b) keep the system as stable as possible and (c) maximize system survivability during events such as large sea storms. Internal ARPA-E analysis shows that the cost of steel accounts for between 50% and 70% of the overall CAPEX for existing FOWT designs. Consequently, this envisioned program seeks to support the design of radically new FOWTs that maximize the insufficient specific power per unit of mass (W/kg), while maintaining, or ideally increasing, the turbine generation efficiency.

The technologies that will be developed under this FOA could lead to substantial technical advancements in fields of significance to U.S. national interests. If successful, this program will create a pathway towards FOWTs that are economically competitive. This would open up access to an untapped and bountiful source of U.S. energy[2], and a vast associated supply chain market.

More details on the envisioned program can be found in a recently released RFI, which contains a draft of the technical section of the FOA and provides instructions for readers to provide feedback to ARPA-E. Additionally, in support of this RFI and draft technical section, ARPA-E plans to organize a one day “Industry Day” on January 15th, 2019. The primary purpose of the industry day will be to evaluate and strengthen the draft technical section prior to release of the FOA. Participants will lend their technical expertise to suggest any necessary refinements to the draft technical section.

In order to realize the envisioned program goals, ARPA‐E aims to bring together diverse engineering and scientific communities. These communities include, but are not limited to control and systems engineering, co-design, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, electrical and mechanical systems, power electronics, electrical generators, structural engineering, naval engineering, modeling, optimization, economics, multi-scale and multi-physics computer algorithms, parallel computing, distributed sensors, intelligent signal processing and actuator networks; as well as developers of offshore wind energy systems and electrical utilities.

As a general matter, ARPA-E strongly encourages outstanding scientists and engineers from different organizations, scientific disciplines, and technology sectors to form 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 (http://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov), ARPA-E’s online application portal, starting December 03, 2018. The Teaming Partner List will be updated periodically, until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect new Teaming Partners who have provided their information.

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

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

This Notice does not constitute a FOA. No FOA exists at this time. Applicants must refer to the final FOA, expected to be issued in February 2019, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

[1] Stehly, T., Beiter, P., Heimiller, D., Scott, G. (2018). 2017 Cost of Wind Energy Review. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Technical Report NREL/TP-6A20-72167.

[2] Estimate that the gross offshore wind resource in the U.S is over 151 quads/yr (“gross potential”). This number is still as large as ~25 quads/yr even once losses and conservative assumptions about what would be feasible to recover given technical, legal, regulatory and social inhibiting factors are incorporated. Fifty-eight percent of this “technical potential” lies in waters deeper than 60 m, accounting for ~14 quads/yr, which exceeds the entire U.S. annual electricity consumption in 2017 (13 quads/yr).

Documents

  • Teaming_Partner_List_Control_Co-Design_(CCD)_of_Floating_Offshore_Wind_Turbines_(FOWT) (Last Updated: 12/3/2018 04:10 PM ET)

Contact Information

Teaming Partners

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

DE-FOA-0001357: Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA)

ARPA-E seeks to fund innovative ideas for the creation of large-scale, realistic power system models (transmission, distribution, and hybrid models that include both transmission and distribution), validated by real data, and relevant for the testing and evaluation of emerging power system optimization algorithms. The models created under this program must be releasable to the public with no restrictions. Power system network models (section D.1) will be accompanied by a large number of detailed scenarios that represent specific operating points. These scenarios should correspond to the characteristics of the grid today as well as future (i.e. scenarios that reflect different load characteristics or with substantial renewable generation). ARPA-E also seeks to fund the creation of a public power system model repository (section D.2). It is intended that the repository will become a long-term community resource existing well past ARPA-E’s initial investment. The models and repository created in this program may be used as the basis for an ARPA-E OPF algorithm competition.

A list of potential teaming partners can be found here: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/TeamingPartners - GRID DATA 

Documents

  • GRID DATA FOA - Full Application - MOD 02 - 09.10.2015 (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 06:03 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • GRID DATA FOA - Concept Paper - MOD 01 - 07.13.2015 (Last Updated: 7/13/2015 04:28 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA FOA - Concept Paper - 06.10.2015 (Last Updated: 6/10/2015 05:47 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • GRID DATA - Concept Paper Template - MOD 01 - 07.13.2015 (Last Updated: 7/13/2015 04:36 PM ET)

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 04:00 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook - Updated - 10.08.2015 (Last Updated: 10/8/2015 10:29 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Guidance (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 04:01 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 05:59 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 04:01 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 04:01 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA Summary Slide Template - Internal (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 05:55 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA Summary Slide Template - For Public Release (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 05:57 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 06:01 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 05:54 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: 7/20/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/19/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/23/2015 5:00 PM ET – 12/1/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002166: SCALEUP Fast Track

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

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

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

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


[1] 42 U.S.C. §16538(c)(2)(a-c)

[2] Id.

Documents

  • SCALEUP FOA - Modification 04 (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:22 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Template Application Documents

Pre-Application

  • SCALEUP - Preliminary Application (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:33 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:34 PM ET)
  • Small Business Grant - Statement of Work (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:34 PM ET)
  • Small Business Grant - SF-424A (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:35 PM ET)
  • Small Business Grant - Business Assurances and Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:35 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances and Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:36 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:36 PM ET)

Full Application

  • SCALEUP Fast-Track Memo Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:45 PM ET)
  • Project Plan Volume (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:46 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:46 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:46 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:47 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:48 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:48 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:48 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:49 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 05:49 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

  • Preliminary Application Submission Deadline: 5/7/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/5/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Preliminary Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/4/2020 5:00 PM ET – 6/9/2020 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/14/2020 5:00 PM ET – 8/21/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002171: Performance-Based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, And Risk Management (PERFORM)

Optimal utilization of all grid assets requires a fundamental shift in grid management rooted in an understanding of asset risk and system risk. ARPA-E seeks innovative management systems that (i) represent the relative delivery risk of each asset and (ii) balance the collective risk of all assets across the grid. A risk-driven paradigm will allow operators to fully understand the true likelihood of maintaining a supply-demand balance and system reliability; this is critical for all power systems and is essential for grids with high levels of stochastic resources.

Existing management practices were designed for a grid consisting of and fully reliant on conventional generation assets. Present operational and planning practices do not acknowledge or leverage the true capabilities and associated challenges of emerging assets. A risk-driven paradigm will allow emerging assets to be trusted and relied upon to provide the critical products and services necessary to maintain an efficient and reliable grid, thereby breaking the persistent reliance on conventional generation technologies.

Through the Performance-based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management (PERFORM) program, Applicants will propose methods to quantify and manage risk at the asset level and at the system level. At the asset level, ARPA-E envisions the design of a risk score or measure that clearly communicates the physical delivery risk of an asset’s offer, similar to the role a credit score plays in determining the creditworthiness of an individual. At the system level, ARPA-E envisions the design of grid management systems that endogenously capture uncertainty and evaluate and hedge the system risk position to meet or exceed a baseline system risk index. The anticipated outcome of PERFORM is a transformative and disruptive risk-driven grid management paradigm that optimally utilizes all assets (including emerging technologies) to reduce costs and improve reliability.

ARPA-E expects PERFORM awardees to build on existing practices and expertise from the finance, insurance, and actuarial science communities, which have a long history of defining, quantifying, and hedging risk. Applicants should pursue partnerships with these communities along with domain-specific experts (e.g., engineers, operations researchers, and market designers) to achieve technically relevant innovative solutions. PERFORM is targeting all power sectors: (i) bulk and distribution systems, (ii) centralized and decentralized paradigms, and (iii) vertically integrated utilities, markets, and peer-to-peer transactive energy systems.


Documents

  • PERFORM FOA Mod 03 (Last Updated: 1/8/2020 12:36 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • PERFORM CP FOA (Last Updated: 9/19/2019 11:55 AM ET)
  • PERFORM CP FOA - Modification 01 (Last Updated: 10/22/2019 03:57 PM ET)
  • PERFORM FOA Mod 02 (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 02:32 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • PERFORM - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 9/19/2019 11:55 AM ET)

Full Application

  • PERFORM - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 01:23 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 01:07 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A Guidance (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 01:05 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 01:05 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 01:08 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 01:07 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 01:06 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 01:06 PM ET)
  • Commercialization Plan Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 02:36 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 12/16/2019 01:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

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

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/28/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/7/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/19/2020 5:00 PM ET – 3/24/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002107: Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Novel Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements (DIFFERENTIATE)

The DIFFERENTIATE program seeks to enhance the pace of energy innovation by incorporating machine learning into energy technology development processes. By doing so, this program aims to enhance the productivity of energy engineers in helping them to develop next-generation energy technologies.

The DIFFERENTIATE program seeks to develop machine learning tools that:

  1. Enhance the creativity of the hypothesis generation (i.e. conceptual design) process by helping engineers develop new concepts and by enabling the consideration of a larger and more diverse set of design options during the hypothesis generation phase,
  2. Enhance the efficiency of the high-fidelity evaluation (i.e. detailed design) process by accelerating the high-fidelity analysis and optimization of the hypothesized solution, and
  3. To ultimately reduce (ideally eliminate) design iteration by developing the capability to execute “inverse design” processes in which the product design is effectively expressed as an explicit function of the problem statement.

In order to facilitate the achievement of the above-mentioned objective, ARPA-E is issuing this FOA to encourage teams consisting of mathematicians, operations research analysts, computer scientists, energy engineers, and others with applicable skills and experience to jointly work on developing the tools required to enhance the creativity and efficiency (i.e. productivity) of the energy technology design process.

Documents

  • DIFFERENTIATE DE-FOA-0002107 FA FOA Mod 02 (Last Updated: 7/31/2019 04:11 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • DIFFERENTIATE DE-FOA-0002107 CP FOA (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 02:58 PM ET)
  • DIFFERENTIATE DE-FOA-0002107 FA FOA (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 02:17 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Concept Paper

  • DIFFERENTIATE- Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 10/2/2019 01:39 PM ET)

Full Application

  • DIFFERENTIATE - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:02 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:43 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:42 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A Guidance (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:42 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:42 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:43 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:54 AM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:44 AM ET)
  • US Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:45 AM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 10:43 AM ET)

Contact Information

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    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/20/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/26/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/7/2019 5:00 PM ET – 10/10/2019 5:00 PM ET

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.

Documents

  • SHIELD - Full Application FOA - MOD 02 - 04.07.2016 (Last Updated: 4/7/2016 04:29 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SHIELD FOA - Concept Paper - 10.06.2015 (Last Updated: 10/6/2015 01:25 PM ET)
  • SHIELD FOA - Full Application - MOD 01 - 01.21.2016 (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 05:39 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Concept Paper

  • SHIELD Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 10/6/2015 01:33 PM ET)

Full Application

  • SF- 424 (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 05:48 PM ET)
  • SHIELD - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 05:42 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A - Workbook (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 05:43 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 05:43 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 05:45 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 05:45 PM ET)
  • SHIELD - Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 05:42 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 05:46 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewers Comments Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:27 PM ET)

Contact Information

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/18/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/4/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/15/2016 5:00 PM ET – 4/19/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002174: Generating Electricity Managed By Intelligent Nuclear Assets (GEMINA)

The aim of this ARPA-E program is to make a transformational change to the current state-of-the-art and improve advanced reactor (AR) designs with operations and maintenance (O&M) in mind. Advances in autonomous, efficient, and low-cost systems O&M are occurring in many industrial sectors, largely powered by artificial intelligence (AI), advanced data analytics, distributed computing, powerful physics simulation tools, and other technical breakthroughs. To date, little of this advancement has been adopted by the nuclear energy industry. There is a crucial need to design and execute extremely robust and low-cost operations and maintenance procedures for ARs.

Most analysts conclude that the low-carbon electricity grids of the future will be most easily and economically achieved by including firm low-carbon resources such as nuclear energy. However, existing light water nuclear power plants are facing the significant challenge of having comparatively high fixed O&M costs and new builds of large light water reactors (LWRs) have historically been drastically over schedule and budget in the U.S. and Western Europe. Advanced reactors offer a compelling solution option as they can provide enhanced flexibility, a range of power generation outputs, lower capital costs and shorter construction schedules, high temperatures for industrial heating use, and strong safety cases. For a decarbonized future, we need to ensure that AR construction and operating costs are competitive and the plants are flexible to operate.

To accomplish this goal, ARPA-E seeks interdisciplinary teams to develop digital twins (DTs), or a technology with similar capability, for an AR design as the foundation of the team’s O&M strategy. The digital twins (or equivalent) and associated O&M approaches the teams will develop will include diverse technologies that are driving efficiencies in other industries, such as AI, advanced control systems, predictive maintenance, and model-based fault detection. Because ARs are still in design phases, with no physical units operating, teams working on core operations will also develop cyber-physical systems (CPS) that simulate advanced reactor plant operating dynamics using a combination of non-nuclear experimental facilities (e.g., flow loops) and software. Teams will use these systems as the “real asset,” a surrogate upon which developers can test their DT platforms for operations and maintenance. CPS may also provide validation data for regimes for conditions with high uncertainty. Teams focusing on activities outside the reactor core are encouraged to identify appropriate test systems and data. ARPA-E will also support research for filling specific technical gaps to enable the O&M strategies. This program lays the basis for a future where ARs operate with a staffing plan and fixed O&M costs more akin to that of a combined cycle natural gas plant than that of the legacy LWR fleet.

Documents

  • GEMINA - DE-FOA-0002174 - FA FOA Mod 1 (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:05 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • GEMINA CP FOA (Last Updated: 10/2/2019 02:04 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Concept Paper

  • GEMINA - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 10/2/2019 02:03 PM ET)

Full Application

  • GEMINA - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 2/7/2020 03:50 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:30 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A Guidance (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:36 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook 5 Year / SF-424A (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:37 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:41 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:42 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:42 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:43 PM ET)
  • Commercialization Plan Template (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:43 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:45 PM ET)
  • Attachment 2 (Intellectual Property)-Large Businesses- No-Waiver (For Future Reference Only) (Last Updated: 1/10/2020 01:47 PM ET)

Contact Information

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/13/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/24/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/3/2020 5:00 PM ET – 4/8/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002108: Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Novel Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements (DIFFERENTIATE) (SBIR/STTR)

The DIFFERENTIATE program seeks to enhance the pace of energy innovation by incorporating machine learning into energy technology development processes. By doing so, this program aims to enhance the productivity of energy engineers in helping them to develop next-generation energy technologies.

The DIFFERENTIATE program seeks to develop machine learning tools that:

  1. Enhance the creativity of the hypothesis generation (i.e. conceptual design) process by helping engineers develop new concepts and by enabling the consideration of a larger and more diverse set of design options during the hypothesis generation phase,
  2. Enhance the efficiency of the high-fidelity evaluation (i.e. detailed design) process by accelerating the high-fidelity analysis and optimization of the hypothesized solution, and
  3. To ultimately reduce (ideally eliminate) design iteration by developing the capability to execute “inverse design” processes in which the product design is effectively expressed as an explicit function of the problem statement.

In order to facilitate the achievement of the above-mentioned objective, ARPA-E is issuing this FOA to encourage teams consisting of mathematicians, operations research analysts, computer scientists, energy engineers, and others with applicable skills and experience to jointly work on developing the tools required to enhance the creativity and efficiency (i.e. productivity) of the energy technology design process.

Documents

  • DIFFERENTIATE SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002108 FA FOA Mod 02 (Last Updated: 7/31/2019 04:15 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • DIFFERENTIATE SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002108 CP FOA (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 03:00 PM ET)
  • DIFFERENTIATE SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002108 FA FOA (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 02:18 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Concept Paper

  • DIFFERENTIATE SBIR/STTR - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 4/4/2019 01:34 PM ET)

Full Application

  • DIFFERENTIATE SBIR/STTR- Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:32 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:43 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:44 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:47 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:48 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:49 AM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:33 AM ET)
  • US Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:33 AM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:33 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:33 AM ET)
  • SBIR - VCOC Certification (Last Updated: 7/11/2019 11:50 AM ET)

Contact Information

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    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: 5/20/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/26/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/7/2019 5:00 PM ET – 10/11/2019 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.

Documents

  • SHIELD (SBIR/STTR) - Full Application FOA - MOD 02 - 04.07.2016 (Last Updated: 4/7/2016 04:31 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SHIELD SBIR/STTR FOA - Concept Paper - 10.06.2015 (Last Updated: 10/6/2015 01:43 PM ET)
  • SHIELD SBIR/STTR FOA - Full Application - MOD 01 - 01.21.2016 (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:02 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Concept Paper

  • SHIELD SBIR/STTR Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 10/6/2015 01:45 PM ET)

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:19 PM ET)
  • SHIELD SBIR/STTR - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:10 PM ET)
  • SBIR/STTR Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:20 PM ET)
  • SBIR/STTR - Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:21 PM ET)
  • SHIELD SBIR/STTR - Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:11 PM ET)
  • SHIELD SBIR/STTR - Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:11 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:24 PM ET)
  • SBIR - VCOC Certification (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:22 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 1/21/2016 06:23 PM ET)

Contact Information

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  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/18/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/4/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/15/2016 5:00 PM ET – 4/19/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002334: Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS)

The SHARKS[1] Program seeks to develop new designs for economically attractive Hydrokinetic Turbines (HKT) for tidal and riverine currents. Tidal and riverine energy resources are renewable, have the advantage of being highly reliable and predictable, and are often co-located with demand centers, while HKT devices can be designed with low visual profiles and minimal environmental impact. These energy-producing devices are also uniquely suited for micro-grid applications, supplying energy to remote communities and other “blue economy” or utility-scale applications. This Program is aimed at applying Control Co-Design (CCD), Co-Design (CD) and Designing-for-OpEx (DFO) methodologies to HKT design. These three design methodologies require the concurrent (rather than sequential) application of a wide range of disciplines, starting at the conceptual design stage. The technical challenges that inhibit the development of highly efficient HKT designs are mutually dependent, and require expertise from a range of scientific and engineering fields for optimization. These codependent technical challenges make HKT design a perfect candidate for CCD, CD and DFO, and will necessitate the formation of multi-disciplinary teams to resolve their inherently coupled design considerations.

This Program seeks to fund the development of new HKT designs that include, but are not limited to, hydrodynamics, mechanical structures, materials, hydro-structural interactions, electrical energy conversion systems, control systems, numerical simulations and experimental validations. Simultaneous consideration of the full problem can result in operational designs that are optimal, and suitable for deployment in a wide variety of tidal and riverine energy environments. The SHARKS Program seeks new HKT designs that are optimized within a Metric Space that quantifies the swept rotor area per unit of equivalent mass and the water-to-electron power generation efficiency, while navigating across LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy) contours of constant value or isolines. Projects in this Program will develop radically new HKT designs that offer a significant reduction in LCOE (~60%) compared to the current state-of-the-art –see Table 9. These designs will need to reduce the LCOE through a multi-faceted approach that includes increasing generation efficiency, increasing rotor area per unit of equivalent system mass, lowering operating and maintenance costs, and minimizing potential negative impacts on the surrounding environment, among other considerations. It is expected that projects will include physical testing of the critical systems and sub-systems in the water to prove the assumptions underlying the device’s design.


[1] SHARKS is the acronym for “Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems.”

Documents

  • SHARKS DE-FOA-0002334 FA FOA (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:33 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SHARKS DE-FOA-0002334 CP FOA (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:23 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Concept Paper

  • SHARKS Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:26 PM ET)
  • S1_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:27 PM ET)
  • S2_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:27 PM ET)
  • S3_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:28 PM ET)
  • S4_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:29 PM ET)

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:08 PM ET)
  • S1_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:11 PM ET)
  • S2_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:11 PM ET)
  • S3_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:12 PM ET)
  • S4_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:12 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:13 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:13 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_Workbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:18 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:18 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:20 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:35 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:21 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:34 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:35 PM ET)

Contact Information

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    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: 5/27/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/28/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/5/2020 5:00 PM ET – 10/9/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002220: Flexible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS)

The objective of the FLExible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program is to fund the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that enable power generators to be responsive to grid conditions in a high variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration environment. This includes retrofits to existing power generators as well as greenfield systems with a carbon-containing fuel input and electricity as an output (i.e., a "black box" in which the nature of the fuel-to-electricity conversion process is not prescribed).

The value of such CCS technologies will be evaluated by their impact on the system LCOE of a net-zero carbon electricity grid, as determined by capacity expansion modeling. ARPA-E does not expect every CCS technology itself to be a net-zero carbon process; instead the cost and performance of each project selected under this FOA will be evaluated in the context of a net-zero carbon system which may include negative emission assets. Recent work suggests that a system LCOE of $75/MWh for a net-zero carbon electricity system is aggressive yet possible.

Documents

  • FLECCS DE-FOA-0002220 Mod 3 (Last Updated: 3/20/2020 03:10 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • FLECCS DE-FOA-0002220 (Last Updated: 11/14/2019 10:08 AM ET)
  • FLECCS DE-FOA-0002220 Modification 01 (Last Updated: 12/6/2019 02:22 PM ET)
  • FLECCS DE-FOA-0002220 Mod 2. (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 11:20 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Concept Paper

  • FLECCS - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 11/14/2019 10:09 AM ET)

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Full Applications (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:06 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:07 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:09 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_Workbook_5_Year (Last Updated: 4/9/2020 02:36 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:18 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:18 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:19 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:19 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:19 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:23 PM ET)

Contact Information

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/23/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/14/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/28/2020 5:00 PM ET – 6/3/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001979: BUILDING RELIABLE ELECTRONICS TO ACHIEVE KILOVOLT EFFECTIVE RATINGS SAFELY (BREAKERS)

Alternating current (AC) electric power has dominated the transmission and distribution system in the U.S for over a century. However, direct current (DC) electric power offers several benefits over AC, reducing system power losses due to improved electrical conductivity utilizing fewer power cables with higher power carrying capacity. In addition, wind and solar PV generators, energy storage, electric transportation, and consumer devices all utilize DC power. Because of this evolving power landscape, estimates show that DC loads currently make up over 50% of total electricity consumption in the United States.

Recent advances in semiconductor-based power electronics (e.g., Wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors), Voltage Source Converters (VSCs), DC to DC Converters, and Gas Discharge Tubes, have created an opportunity for greater utilization of DC in distribution and transmission. However, safety and protection mechanisms required to mitigate potentially damaging faults, especially at the medium voltage DC (MVDC) level, represent a significant technology gap. This program seeks to support the advancement of MVDC circuit breaker technologies with a focus on system level integration by overcoming major adoption barriers. Transition from AC to DC will support growth in renewable energy, transportation electrification, and distributed energy resources (DERs) as well as mature industries such as subsea oil and gas exploration.

Documents

  • BREAKERS FOA Document - Modification 02 (Last Updated: 10/11/2018 03:13 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • BREAKERS FOA Document (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:01 AM ET)
  • BREAKERS FOA Document - Modification 01 (Last Updated: 9/26/2018 03:50 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • BREAKERS - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:20 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:21 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:23 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:24 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:26 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:27 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:28 AM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:31 AM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:32 AM ET)
  • US Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 10/12/2018 11:16 AM ET)

Contact Information

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/13/2018 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 12/14/2018 5:00 PM ET – 12/19/2018 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.


Documents

  • IDEAS FOA - Concept Papers - Mod 003 - 09.08.2014 (Last Updated: 9/8/2014 11:37 AM ET)

Previous Versions

  • IDEAS FOA - Concept Papers - MOD 002 - 08.28.2014 (Last Updated: 8/28/2014 04:29 PM ET)
  • 20131204_IDEAS_FOA_-_Concept_Papers_Mod_001 (Last Updated: 12/5/2013 01:47 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Concept Paper

  • Concept_Paper_Template (Last Updated: 9/27/2013 03:45 PM ET)

Contact Information

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Submission Deadlines

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

DE-FOA-0002335: Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems SBIR/STTR (SHARKS SBIR/STTR)

The SHARKS[1] Program seeks to develop new designs for economically attractive Hydrokinetic Turbines (HKT) for tidal and riverine currents. Tidal and riverine energy resources are renewable, have the advantage of being highly reliable and predictable, and are often co-located with demand centers, while HKT devices can be designed with low visual profiles and minimal environmental impact. These energy-producing devices are also uniquely suited for micro-grid applications, supplying energy to remote communities and other “blue economy” or utility-scale applications. This Program is aimed at applying Control Co-Design (CCD), Co-Design (CD) and Designing-for-OpEx (DFO) methodologies to HKT design. These three design methodologies require the concurrent (rather than sequential) application of a wide range of disciplines, starting at the conceptual design stage. The technical challenges that inhibit the development of highly efficient HKT designs are mutually dependent, and require expertise from a range of scientific and engineering fields for optimization. These codependent technical challenges make HKT design a perfect candidate for CCD, CD and DFO, and will necessitate the formation of multi-disciplinary teams to resolve their inherently coupled design considerations.

This Program seeks to fund the development of new HKT designs that include, but are not limited to, hydrodynamics, mechanical structures, materials, hydro-structural interactions, electrical energy conversion systems, control systems, numerical simulations and experimental validations. Simultaneous consideration of the full problem can result in operational designs that are optimal, and suitable for deployment in a wide variety of tidal and riverine energy environments. The SHARKS Program seeks new HKT designs that are optimized within a Metric Space that quantifies the swept rotor area per unit of equivalent mass and the water-to-electron power generation efficiency, while navigating across LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy) contours of constant value or isolines. Projects in this Program will develop radically new HKT designs that offer a significant reduction in LCOE (~60%) compared to the current state-of-the-art –see Table 9. These designs will need to reduce the LCOE through a multi-faceted approach that includes increasing generation efficiency, increasing rotor area per unit of equivalent system mass, lowering operating and maintenance costs, and minimizing potential negative impacts on the surrounding environment, among other considerations. It is expected that projects will include physical testing of the critical systems and sub-systems in the water to prove the assumptions underlying the device’s design.


[1] SHARKS is the acronym for “Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems.”

Documents

  • SHARKS SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002335 FA FOA (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:37 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SHARKS SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002335 CP FOA (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:49 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Concept Paper

  • SHARKS SBIR/STTR Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:56 PM ET)
  • S1_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:57 PM ET)
  • S2_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:58 PM ET)
  • S3_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:58 PM ET)
  • S4_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 4/8/2020 07:58 PM ET)

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:39 PM ET)
  • S1_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:40 PM ET)
  • S2_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:40 PM ET)
  • S3_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:40 PM ET)
  • S4_SHARKS_MetricSpaceWorkbook (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:41 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:41 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:42 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_Workbook SBIR/STTR (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:43 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:43 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:44 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template SBIR/STTR (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:44 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:44 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:45 PM ET)
  • SBIR - VCOC Certification (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:46 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 7/14/2020 01:45 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/27/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/28/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/5/2020 5:00 PM ET – 10/9/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002221: Flexible Carbon Capture and Storage SBIR/STTR (FLECCS)

The objective of the FLExible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program is to fund the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that enable power generators to be responsive to grid conditions in a high variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration environment. This includes retrofits to existing power generators as well as greenfield systems with a carbon-containing fuel input and electricity as an output (i.e., a "black box" in which the nature of the fuel-to-electricity conversion process is not prescribed).

The value of such CCS technologies will be evaluated by their impact on the system LCOE of a net-zero carbon electricity grid, as determined by capacity expansion modeling. ARPA-E does not expect every CCS technology itself to be a net-zero carbon process; instead the cost and performance of each project selected under this FOA will be evaluated in the context of a net-zero carbon system which may include negative emission assets. Recent work suggests that a system LCOE of $75/MWh for a net-zero carbon electricity system is aggressive yet possible.

Documents

  • FLECCS SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002221 Mod. 03 (Last Updated: 3/20/2020 03:14 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • FLECCS SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002221 (Last Updated: 11/14/2019 10:12 AM ET)
  • FLECCS SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002221 Modification 01 (Last Updated: 12/6/2019 02:20 PM ET)
  • FLECCS SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002221 Mod. 2 (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:39 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Concept Paper

  • FLECCS SBIR/STTR - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 11/14/2019 10:11 AM ET)

Full Application

  • FLECCS SBIR/STTR - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:42 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:43 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 2/21/2020 03:29 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification - SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:44 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:45 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - SBIR-STTR Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:46 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:46 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:46 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:53 PM ET)
  • SBIR - VCOC Certification (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:53 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 2/19/2020 01:53 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/23/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/14/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/28/2020 5:00 PM ET – 6/3/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002212: Breakthroughs Enabling Thermonuclear-fusion Energy (BETHE)

ARPA-E aims to support the development of timely, commercially viable fusion energy.[1] Based on numerous studies examining the cost challenges facing advanced nuclear energy,[2] which shares some attributes with fusion such as unit size, capital cost, and power-generation characteristics, ARPA-E believes that a commercial fusion power plant should target an overnight capital cost (OCC) of <US$2B and <$5/W.[3] If a grid-ready fusion demonstration can be realized within approximately twenty years while satisfying these cost metrics, then, as a firm low-carbon energy source, fusion can contribute to meeting global, growing low-carbon energy demand and cost-effective deep decarbonization[4] in the latter half of the century.

This program addresses the need to lower the costs of development and eventual deployment of commercial fusion energy by supporting R&D to increase the performance and number of credible, lower-cost fusion concepts. Full Applications are invited in the three research categories[5] described in Section I.D of the FOA. Criteria and metrics are described in Section I.E of the FOA. The technology-to-market (T2M) component of this program, via a number of planned activities at the project and program levels, aims to build and smooth the path to fusion commercialization to include public, private, and philanthropic partnerships.


[1] See agenda and posted materials from ARPA-E fusion workshop, Burlingame, CA, Aug. 13–14, 2019.

[2] e.g., The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World, An Interdisciplinary MIT Study, MIT Energy Initiative (2018).

[3] Assuming 10th-of-a-kind for the fusion-specific systems and nth-of-a-kind for the balance of plant.

[4] N. A. Sepulveda et al., “The Role of Firm Low-Carbon Electricity Resources in Deep Decarbonization of Power Generation,” Joule 2, 2403 (2018).

[5] At the recent ARPA-E fusion workshop (see footnote 2), a potential program covering both “lower-cost fusion concept development” and “fusion enabling technologies” was discussed (for the latter, see also ARPA-E Request for Information (RFI) DE-FOA-0002131, released May 6, 2019). Please note that this program, BETHE, covers the former but only a subset of the latter, as described in detail in Section I.D of the FOA. ARPA-E recognizes that serious development of fusion enabling technologies must be initiated as soon as possible to meet the objective of a grid-ready fusion demonstration in 20 years, and is exploring a potential, separate program focused on that topic.

Documents

  • BETHE FA FOA (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:16 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • BETHE - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:51 PM ET)
  • Costing Spreadsheet - Category A only (except those specifically exempt) (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:51 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:49 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:53 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:54 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:56 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:57 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:58 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 06:58 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 1/7/2020 01:33 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 11/6/2019 07:00 PM ET)

Contact Information

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/14/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 2/24/2020 5:00 PM ET – 2/28/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002051: Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, With Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-Control (ATLANTIS)

The ATLANTIS Program seeks to develop new technical pathways for the design of economically competitive Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT). The program urges the application of Control Co-Design (CCD) methodologies that (1) bring together engineering disciplines to work concurrently, as opposed to sequentially, and (2) consider control-engineering principles from the start of the design process. By analyzing the numerous sub-system dynamic interactions that comprise the FOWTs, CCD methodologies can propose control solutions that enable optimal FOWT designs that are not achievable otherwise. Design optimization is defined here as the maximization of the specific swept-rotor-area per unit of total-mass (m2/kg) of the FOWT for a given power generation efficiency. The program offers a new Metric Space that quantifies this specific area per unit of mass and the air-to-electron power generation efficiency of the FOWT, and guides the research to navigate across LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy) Pareto-optimal fronts. Projects in this program will cover three fundamental areas: (1) radically new FOWT designs with significantly lower mass/area, (2) a new generation of computer tools to facilitate control co-design of the FOWTs, and (3) generation of real-data from full and lab-scale experiments to validate the FOWT designs and computer tools. The program structure includes these three fundamental areas in two phases. Phase I, described by this document, is expected to cover the first two years with an anticipated $28M in funded projects. Based on the results achieved in this first phase, a second phase, subject to the availability of appropriated funds, is tentatively planned to be announced for another two years, with additional funds to continue the research in the three fundamental areas and with more emphasis on experimental testing. See Section II.B (Renewal Awards) of the FOA for further information applicable to Phase II funding.

Documents

  • ATLANTIS - FA FOA Mod 2 (Last Updated: 6/26/2019 02:03 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ATLANTIS DE-FOA-0002051 CP FOA (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 02:49 PM ET)
  • ATLANTIS - FA FOA Mod 1 (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:47 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Concept Paper

  • ATLANTIS Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 10:29 AM ET)
  • ATLANTIS Metric Space Workbook (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 10:29 AM ET)

Full Application

  • ATLANTIS - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:14 AM ET)
  • ATLANTIS - Metric Space Workbook (Area 1 Only) (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 12:36 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:23 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:15 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A Guidance (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:15 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:24 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:25 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:16 AM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:16 AM ET)
  • US Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:23 AM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:22 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/18/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/28/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/6/2019 5:00 PM ET – 8/12/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001970: High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials, and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP)

The HITEMMP (High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials, and Manufacturing Processes) program will develop novel approaches and technologies for design topologies, materials, and manufacturing of high temperature, high pressure, and highly compact heat exchangers. These heat exchangers will enable efficient and power dense power generation cycles for applications in transportation, electricity generation, and industrial sectors. If successful, the materials and manufacturing advances from the HITEMMP program may also yield broader benefits in other operating regimes, and in applications beyond heat exchangers and power cycles.

The HITEMMP program targets heat exchangers to operate in environments where temperatures and pressures are simultaneously in excess of 800°C and 80 bar, with operating lifetimes of tens of thousands of hours. These heat exchangers must offer superior thermal performance and low pumping power requirements, and must also be cost competitive and durable (per metrics prescribed in Section I.D of the FOA). These performance goals are beyond the capability of any existing technologies, but ARPA-E believes that recent advances in materials, topological design methodologies, and manufacturing technologies can be leveraged to realize the desired extreme-environment heat exchanger capability. Specific developments include:

  • The identification and development of materials capable of withstanding extreme temperature and pressure conditions while featuring attractive thermo-mechanical and manufacturability properties;
  • Advances in additive and/or subtractive manufacturing techniques to enable the cost-effective realization of small structural feature sizes, smooth surface finishes, and other enabling heat exchanger characteristics; and
  • The refinement and application of advanced design methodologies to leverage new material capabilities while incorporating manufacturing constraints.

ARPA-E has issued this FOA to encourage the formation of multi-disciplinary teams to work to overcome the materials, design, and manufacturing technology barriers that have thus far prevented the realization of catalyzing the development of the desired extreme environment heat exchanger capability. ARPA-E has identified two categories of recuperator-type heat exchangers (> 800°C and > 1100°C, corresponding to metallic and to ceramic/composite materials sets, respectively) as challenge problems.

Each category has performance metrics, as described in Section I.D of this FOA. Applicants are expected to select one of the two categories. In each category, ARPA-E anticipates that teams will initially execute an analytical/computational design effort, will reduce key risks through small-scale heat exchanger module experiments, and will demonstrate a heat exchanger with the desired performance and durability at 50 kW thermal (kWth) scale.

Documents

  • HITEMMP - Full Application FOA - Mod 01 (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 04:25 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • HITEMMP - Concept Paper FOA (Last Updated: 8/9/2018 10:05 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Concept Paper

  • HITEMMP - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 8/9/2018 10:10 AM ET)

Full Application

  • HITEMMP - - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 11/16/2018 09:40 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:08 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:09 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:09 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:09 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:10 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:10 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:10 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:32 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:11 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/12/2018 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/11/2018 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/28/2019 5:00 PM ET – 2/1/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002337: Ultrahigh Temperature Impervious Materials Advancing Turbine Efficiency (ULTIMATE)

The ULTIMATE Program seeks to fund the development and demonstration of ultrahigh temperature materials that can operate continuously at 1300 ºC in a standalone material test environment (or with coatings, enabling gas turbine inlet temperatures of 1800 °C) or higher, targeting gas turbine applications in the power generation and aviation industries. The successful materials must be able to withstand not only the highest temperature in a turbine but also the extreme stresses of a turbine blade. This program will concurrently fund the development of manufacturing processes for turbine components using these materials, enabling complex geometries that can be seamlessly integrated in the system design. Coatings including both environmental barrier coatings (EBC) and thermal barrier coatings (TBC) are also within the scope of this program. It is expected that the development of novel ultrahigh temperature materials in combination with compatible coatings and manufacturing technologies will enable the efficiency of gas turbines to be improved by up to 7%, which will result in significant reductions in wasted energy and carbon emissions.

Documents

  • ULTIMATE FOA - Modification 01 (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 12:49 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ULTIMATE CP FOA (Last Updated: 4/21/2020 01:58 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Concept Paper

  • ULTIMATE Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 4/21/2020 02:03 PM ET)

Full Application

  • Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:03 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:04 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_Workbook (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:08 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:08 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:09 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:10 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:11 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:12 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:12 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 7/16/2020 01:13 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/5/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/31/2020 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM ET – 10/8/2020 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001972: High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials, and Manufacturing Processes (HITEMMP) (SBIR/STTR)

The HITEMMP (High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials, and Manufacturing Processes) program will develop novel approaches and technologies for design topologies, materials, and manufacturing of high temperature, high pressure, and highly compact heat exchangers. These heat exchangers will enable efficient and power dense power generation cycles for applications in transportation, electricity generation, and industrial sectors. If successful, the materials and manufacturing advances from the HITEMMP program may also yield broader benefits in other operating regimes, and in applications beyond heat exchangers and power cycles.

The HITEMMP program targets heat exchangers to operate in environments where temperatures and pressures are simultaneously in excess of 800°C and 80 bar, with operating lifetimes of tens of thousands of hours. These heat exchangers must offer superior thermal performance and low pumping power requirements, and must also be cost competitive and durable (per metrics prescribed in Section I.D of the FOA). These performance goals are beyond the capability of any existing technologies, but ARPA-E believes that recent advances in materials, topological design methodologies, and manufacturing technologies can be leveraged to realize the desired extreme-environment heat exchanger capability. Specific developments include:

  • The identification and development of materials capable of withstanding extreme temperature and pressure conditions while featuring attractive thermo-mechanical and manufacturability properties;
  • Advances in additive and/or subtractive manufacturing techniques to enable the cost-effective realization of small structural feature sizes, smooth surface finishes, and other enabling heat exchanger characteristics; and
  • The refinement and application of advanced design methodologies to leverage new material capabilities while incorporating manufacturing constraints.

ARPA-E has issued this FOA to encourage the formation of multi-disciplinary teams to work to overcome the materials, design, and manufacturing technology barriers that have thus far prevented the realization of catalyzing the development of the desired extreme environment heat exchanger capability. ARPA-E has identified two categories of recuperator-type heat exchangers (> 800°C and > 1100°C, corresponding to metallic and to ceramic/composite materials sets, respectively) as challenge problems.

Each category has performance metrics, as described in Section I.D of this FOA. Applicants are expected to select one of the two categories. In each category, ARPA-E anticipates that teams will initially execute an analytical/computational design effort, will reduce key risks through small-scale heat exchanger module experiments, and will demonstrate a heat exchanger with the desired performance and durability at 50 kW thermal (kWth) scale.

Documents

  • HITEMMP SBIR/STTR - Full Application FOA - Mod 01 (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 04:27 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • HITEMMP SBIR/STTR - Concept Paper FOA (Last Updated: 8/9/2018 10:22 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Concept Paper

  • HITEMMP SBIR - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 8/9/2018 10:22 AM ET)

Full Application

  • HITEMMP SBIR/STTR - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:37 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:37 PM ET)
  • HITEMMP SBIR/STTR - Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:38 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:38 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:38 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:39 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:39 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:41 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 10/25/2018 05:48 PM ET)