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-0000470: Plants Engineered To Replace Oil (PETRO)

Technologies for low-cost production of advanced biofuels are limited by the small amount of available energy captured by photosynthesis and the inefficient processes used to convert plant matter to fuel. PETRO aims to create plants that capture more energy from sunlight and convert that energy directly into fuels. ARPA-E seeks to fund technologies that optimize the biochemical processes of energy capture and conversion to develop robust, farm-ready crops that deliver more energy per acre with less processing prior to the pump. If successful, PETRO will create biofuels for half their current cost, finally making them cost-competitive with fuels from oil.s. 

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Contact Information

  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.govFor questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements
    • Every Friday, ARPA-E will post responses to any questions that were received by Wednesday at 12 PM ET. (Questions received after Wednesday at 12 PM ET will be answered the following week).  Responses are posted to "Frequently Asked Questions" (see hyperlink below).
    • ARPA-E will cease to accept questions 96 hours in advance of the applicable deadline.  Responses to the last questions will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the applicable deadline.  ARPA-E may consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.
  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.govFor questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/19/2011 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/18/2011 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/23/2011 12:00 PM ET – 8/25/2011 5:00 PM ET