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  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-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.


  • 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)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

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

    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-Eā€™s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
    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 ā€“ 6/3/2020 5:00 PM ET