Questions Regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements

Please contact the ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov email address for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. Upon the issuance of a FOA, only the Contracting Officer may communicate with Applicants. ARPA-E personnel and our support contractors are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with Applicants regarding the FOA. This “quiet period” remains in effect until ARPA-E’s public announcement of its project selections.

ARPA-E will not pre-assess an Applicant’s proposal. Prospective Applicants must review the technical requirements of the FOA and independently determine whether their proposed concept warrants a submission.

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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

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

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

  • 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)

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: 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