ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities


This program seeks to fund the development of bioconversion technologies that transform our ability to convert methane into liquid fuels. Of interest are biological routes to improve the rates and energy efficiencies of methane activation and subsequent fuel synthesis, as well as approaches to engineer high-productivity methane conversion processes. Within this program, three technical categories are considered: (1) high-efficiency biological methane activation, (2) high-efficiency biological synthesis of liquid fuels, and (3) process intensification approaches for biological methane conversion. The potential impacts of this FOA includes increasing the economic and energy security of the nation through production of low-cost, liquid transportation fuels with lower emissions than petroleum-based fuels.

REMOTE FOA Modification 001 was released on 3/27/13
REMOTE FOA Modification 002 was released on 5/22/13


  • Teaming_List_REMOTE_2013-05-03 (Last Updated: 5/3/2013 12:46 PM ET)
  • 20130522_REMOTE_FOA_Modification_002 (Last Updated: 5/22/2013 05:10 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • Technical_Milestones_&_Deliverables_-_Instructions_&_Examples_-_05_21_13 (Last Updated: 5/21/2013 06:42 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/21/2013 06:42 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 5/21/2013 06:43 PM ET)
  • Other_Sources_of_Funding_Disclosure_Form_-_Sample_-_04-23-13 (Last Updated: 5/21/2013 06:44 PM ET)
  • Other_Sources_of_Funding_Disclosure_Form_(Fillable)_-_04-23-13 (Last Updated: 5/21/2013 06:44 PM ET)
  • Business_Assurances_Form_-_Sample_-_04-23-13 (Last Updated: 5/21/2013 06:44 PM ET)
  • Business_Assurances_Form_(Fillable)_-_04-23-13 (Last Updated: 5/21/2013 06:44 PM ET)
  • Replies_to_Reviewer_Comments_Template_04-23-13 (Last Updated: 5/21/2013 06:44 PM ET)
  • Summary_For_Public_Release_(Template)__-_05_02_13 (Last Updated: 5/21/2013 06:45 PM ET)
  • REMOTE_Calculator_Tool_May_21_2013 (Last Updated: 5/22/2013 05:12 PM ET)
  • REMOTE_Calculator_Tool_Video_Guide (Last Updated: 5/24/2013 01:11 PM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_Workbook_SF-424A_Updated_5-6-13 (Last Updated: 6/7/2013 10:56 AM ET)
  • Technical_Volume_Template_06-11-13 (Last Updated: 6/11/2013 10:10 AM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_Guidance_2013_5-29-13 (Last Updated: 5/29/2013 04:33 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.

View Application Forms and Templates

Concept Paper

  • Concept_Paper_Template (Last Updated: 4/16/2013 09:32 AM ET)

Contact Information

    For questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
    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 cease to accept questions approximately 5 business days in advance of each submission deadline. Responses to questions received before the cutoff will be posted approximately one business day in advance of the submission deadline. ARPA-E may re-phrase questions or consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/22/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/8/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/6/2013 5:00 PM ET – 8/9/2013 5:00 PM ET