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  DE-FOA-0002505 Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year SBIR/STTR (REMEDY SBIR/STTR) Methane Emissions Abatement Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 5/21/2021 09:30 AM ET 8/25/2021 09:30 AM ET

DE-FOA-0002505: Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year SBIR/STTR (REMEDY SBIR/STTR) Methane Emissions Abatement Program

REMEDY (Reducing Emissions of Methane Every day of the Year) is a 3-year, $35MM research program to reduce methane emissions from three sources in the oil, gas, and coal value chain. The goal is to reverse the rate of accumulation of methane in the atmosphere, decrease atmospheric methane concentration, and thus ameliorate climate change. The target sources are:

  • Exhaust from natural gas-fired lean-burn engines, used to drive compressors, generate electricity, and increasingly, repower ships; 
  • Flares required for safe operation of oil and gas facilities; and
  • Coal mine ventilation air methane (VAM) exhausted from operating underground mines.

These sources are responsible for at least 10% of US anthropogenic methane emissions.

The REMEDY program seeks highly replicable system-level technical solutions that achieve an overall methane conversion of 99.5%, reduce net greenhouse gas emissions > 87% on a life-cycle basis, have a levelized cost of carbon less than $40/ton CO2e, and address techno-economic issues related to commercialization. Systems must incorporate technologies that can operate at lean- and ultra-lean methane concentrations integrated with sensors and/or control algorithms to quantify emission reduction and ensure consistent operation. Stage 1 of the program will be used to screen concepts, and projects selected to continue in Stage 2 will confirm metrics in a limited field test or larger, extended-lab-scale test.

The REMEDY program addresses methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, and complements programs focused on CO2 reduction. REMEDY metrics will facilitate comparison of methane reduction processes with CO2 reduction processes.[1, 2]

REMEDY augments and extends but will not duplicate existing initiatives focused on methane reduction, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Natural Gas Star program and Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP), the DOE Fossil Energy Flare Reduction program, and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative. Recovery or conversion to high-value products is allowed, provided techno-economic and environmental metrics are met.

[1] See, e.g.,

[2] Gillingham, K. and Stock, J.H., “The Cost of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, J Economic Perspectives, Vol. 32 (4), p. 73-72, Fall 2018.


  • REMEDY SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002505 FA FOA (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 04:54 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • REMEDY SBIR/STTR DE-FOA-0002505 CP FOA (Last Updated: 4/7/2021 09:49 PM 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

  • REMEDY SBIR/STTR Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 4/7/2021 09:55 PM ET)
  • REMEDY LCA and LCCA Worksheets (Last Updated: 4/7/2021 09:55 PM ET)

Full Application

  • REMEDY SBIR/STTR Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 04:58 PM ET)
  • LCA and LCCA Workbook (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:09 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:02 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:10 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification /SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:11 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release (Template) (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:12 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:18 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosure Form - Template (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:15 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:16 PM ET)
  • SBIR - VCOC Certification (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:59 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 7/12/2021 05:17 PM ET)

Contact Information

    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-E’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. 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.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/21/2021 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/25/2021 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/30/2021 5:00 PM ET – 10/5/2021 5:00 PM ET