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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002387: Energy and Carbon Optimized Synthesis for the Bioeconomy (ECOSynBio)

This funding opportunity seeks submissions to establish new technologies to significantly improve the carbon efficiency of bioconversion platforms through the accommodation of external reducing equivalents. Proposed systems of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) carbon optimized fermentation strains that avoid CO2 evolution, (2) engineered mixotrophic consortia or systems that avoid CO2 evolution, (3) biomass or gas fermentation with internal CO2 utilization, (4) cell-free carbon optimized biocatalytic biomass conversion and/or CO2 utilization, and (5) cross-cutting or other proposed carbon optimized bioconversion schemes. All systems will need to demonstrate the capacity to accommodate external reducing equivalents to optimize the carbon efficiency of the system as compared to traditional fermentation systems (i.e. the sum of the recoverable energy contents of the products is greater than the energy content of the biomass or primary carbon feedstock).

Documents

  • ECOSynBio DE-FOA-0002387 Mod 2 (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 02:33 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ECOSynBIO DE-FOA-0002387 CP FOA (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 04:33 PM ET)
  • ECOSynBIO DE-FOA-0002387 MOD 1 (Last Updated: 10/26/2020 04:43 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • ECOSynBIO Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 9/10/2020 04:40 PM ET)

Full Application

  • ECOSynBio Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:35 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:36 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:36 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification /SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:37 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release (Template) (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:37 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:38 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosure Form - Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:38 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:39 PM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:39 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 12/17/2020 05:40 PM ET)

Contact Information

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/27/2020 4:30 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/2/2021 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 3/15/2021 5:00 PM ET – 3/19/2021 5:00 PM ET