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  DE-FOA-0001798 MODELING-ENHANCED INNOVATIONS TRAILBLAZING NUCLEAR ENERGY REINVIGORATION (MEITNER) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 12/4/2017 05:00 PM ET 3/15/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001858 OPEN 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 2/16/2018 09:30 AM ET 7/2/2018 09:30 AM ET
  DE-FOA-0001906 DURATION ADDITION TO ELECTRICITY STORAGE (DAYS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 6/15/2018 05:00 PM ET 7/2/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001936 Request for Information (RFI) on Upgrading Carbon Derived From Methane Pyrolysis Request for Information (RFI) TBD TBD
  RFI-0000033 Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: OPEN 2018 Teaming Partner List

DE-FOA-0001798: MODELING-ENHANCED INNOVATIONS TRAILBLAZING NUCLEAR ENERGY REINVIGORATION (MEITNER)

Nuclear reactor plants are complex systems where many types and scales of technologies must work together seamlessly. Design choices at each of those scales and for each of those technologies impact the rest of the system in terms of functionality, cost, and constructability.

For nuclear energy to contribute in the coming decades, the next generation of nuclear reactor plants need to simultaneously achieve “walkaway” safe and secure operation, extremely low construction capital costs, and dramatically shorter construction and commissioning times than currently-available plants. To attain these goals, new, innovative, enabling technologies for existing advanced reactor designs are needed. The development of these enabling technologies requires understanding the inter-relatedness of design choices. Thus, ARPA-E encourages a rethinking of how pieces of the nuclear reactor system fit together when developing these enabling technologies.

Through the MEITNER[1] (Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration) program, ARPA-E seeks to identify and develop innovative technologies to enable the advanced nuclear reactor design community to mature their designs for future commercial deployment. These enabling technologies can establish the basis for a modern, domestic supply chain supporting nuclear technology.

As provided in this FOA, ARPA-E will select multiple Awardees (Prime Recipients) to develop innovative technologies using advanced modeling and simulation (M&S) tools and by leveraging expert input to enable advanced reactor systems.[2] The MEITNER Program will establish a set of well-characterized enabling technologies where:

performance and safety have been studied with multi-physics M&S tools;key cost and performance drivers have been identified for critical development and testing;key gaps in models or data have been identified, which can be addressed through targeted experimental work;costs and construction timelines are well projected; androbust techno-economic analysis (TEA) has been performed and a clear technology-to-market (T2M) plan has been created.

MEITNER Awardees will perform key enabling technology development for nuclear reactor systems, components, and structures, moving those technologies toward commercialization. The program will not support development of fundamentally new reactor core concepts nor the design of entire reactor plants. This approach is intended to focus on identifying and developing key enabling technologies for the existing U.S. advanced reactor design community that take advantage of fields adjacent to those that are typically considered nuclear energy research and development (R&D). The MEITNER Program will use modeling and simulation and, optionally, applied science and engineering-based experimental work.

The MEITNER Program will require a system-level approach in describing and quantifying how new and innovative enabling technologies fit into a plant design to make the plant “walkaway” safe, quickly-deployable, safeguardable, cost-competitive, and commercially-viable. To facilitate such a holistic view, ARPA-E will establish a separately-funded Resource Team to work with Awardees, as described in Section 2.3 below. The Resource Team will consist of three coordinated sub-teams: a computational modeling and simulation (M&S) sub-team, a techno-economic analysis (TEA) sub-team, and a subject matter expert (SME) sub-team (see Section I.E of the FOA). Through the Resource Team, Awardees will have access to SMEs from both the nuclear and non-nuclear disciplines. These resources will allow Awardees to more accurately place their enabling technologies into the larger reactor plant context.

Awardees are encouraged to leverage DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) programs, such as the GAIN (Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear) initiative (https://www.inl.gov/research-program/gain) and the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) Network (https://nsuf.inl.gov/), to perform strategic experiments–either during or after completion of the Program.


[1] Named in honor of Lise Meitner who, together with Otto Hahn, first discovered nuclear fission of uranium in the 1930s.

[2] Refer to FOA Section I.B.2.3, titled ARPA-E MEITNER Program Resource Team, for additional information.

Webinar: In this webinar, ARPA-E Program Director Rachel Slaybaugh provides an overview of the Modeling-Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration (MEITNER) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=video-other/arpa-e-meitner-foa-overview-webinar 

Documents

  • MEITNER Full Application FOA (Last Updated: 1/31/2018 01:18 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • MEITNER CP FOA (Last Updated: 10/20/2017 09:19 AM ET)
  • MEITNER CP FOA Mod 01 (Last Updated: 11/1/2017 01:19 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

  • MEITNER FOA - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 10/19/2017 10:32 AM ET)

Full Application

  • MEITNER - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2018 01:24 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 1/31/2018 01:26 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 2/1/2018 02:48 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 1/31/2018 01:27 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 1/31/2018 01:26 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 2/1/2018 02:50 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2018 01:29 PM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2018 01:30 PM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2018 01:32 PM ET)
  • TEA Workbook (Last Updated: 1/31/2018 01:25 PM ET)
  • TEA Workbook Webinar Link and Slides (Last Updated: 2/5/2018 11:42 AM 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: 12/4/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/15/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/20/2018 5:00 PM ET – 4/26/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001858: OPEN 2018

This FOA marks the fourth OPEN solicitation in the history of ARPA-E. The previous OPEN solicitations were conducted at the inception of the agency in 2009 and again in 2012 and 2015. OPEN 2018 therefore continues the three-year periodic cycle for ARPA-E OPEN solicitations. An OPEN solicitation provides a vitally important mechanism for the support of innovative energy R&D that complements the other primary mechanism, which is through the solicitation of research projects in focused technology programs.

ARPA-E’s focused programs target specific areas of technology that the agency has identified, through extensive interaction with the appropriate external stakeholders, as having significant potential impact on one or more of the Mission Areas described in Section I.A of the FOA. Awards made in response to the solicitation for focused programs support the aggressive technical targets established in that solicitation. Taken in total, ARPA-E’s focused technology programs cover a significant portion of the spectrum of energy technologies and applications.

ARPA-E’s OPEN FOAs ensure that the agency does not miss opportunities to support innovative energy R&D that falls outside of the topics of the focused technology programs or that develop after focused solicitations have closed. OPEN FOAs provide the agency with a remarkable sampling of new and emerging opportunities across the complete spectrum of energy applications and allow the agency to “take the pulse” of the energy R&D community. OPEN FOAs have been and will continue to be the perfect complement to the agency’s focused technology programs – a unique combination of approaches for supporting the most innovative and current energy technology R&D. Indeed, one third of the sixty projects featured in the first two volumes describing ARPA-E impacts stem from OPEN solicitations (https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=site-page/arpa-e-impact). Potential applicants to this FOA are strongly encouraged to examine the OPEN projects in these two volumes and all of the projects supported in the previous three OPEN solicitations (https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=site-page/open) for examples of the creative and innovative R&D ARPA-E seeks in its OPEN solicitations.

Webinar: In this Webinar, an ARPA-E Program Director provides an overview of OPEN 2018 Full Application Best Practices: Webinar - OPEN 2018 Full Application Best Practices


Documents

  • OPEN 2018 FOA - Full Application_Mod 03 (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 10:06 AM ET)
  • ARPA-E OPEN 2018 Full Application Best Practices (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 10:05 AM ET)

Previous Versions

  • OPEN 2018 FOA - Concept Paper (Last Updated: 12/12/2017 03:33 PM ET)
  • OPEN 2018 FOA - Concept Paper_Mod 01 (Last Updated: 1/19/2018 04:44 PM ET)
  • OPEN 2018 FOA - Concept Paper_Mod 02 (Last Updated: 2/13/2018 04:25 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

  • OPEN 2018 - Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 1/19/2018 04:44 PM ET)

Full Application

  • OPEN2018 - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:34 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:34 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:34 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:35 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:35 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:35 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:35 AM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:36 AM ET)
  • U.S. Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:38 AM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 5/23/2018 09:37 AM 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: 2/16/2018 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/2/2018 9:30 AM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/21/2018 5:00 PM ET – 8/24/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001906: DURATION ADDITION TO ELECTRICITY STORAGE (DAYS)

The Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS) program will pursue new long-duration electricity storage (LDES) technologies with discharge durations that range from 10 to approximately 100 hours at rated power. Such “long” durations are beyond the requirements for intra-day (“daily”) energy time shift and many other stationary electricity storage applications common on the grid today. ARPA-E believes durations at rated power of 10 to 100 hours are relevant for needs that go beyond daily cycling but are short of seasonal energy time-shift applications. Long-duration storage applications present new forms of technical challenges associated with exceptionally low lifetime cost requirements (including both capital and operating expenses), particularly for the energy storage media and related components. However, the lower number of cumulative cycles, acceptability of slow ramp rates, and other relaxed performance requirements that are associated with long durations and infrequent cycling provide opportunities for design tradeoffs that may be leveraged to reduce costs and realize economically-viable LDES systems.

The primary objective of the DAYS program is the development of LDES systems that deliver electricity at a levelized cost of storage (LCOS) of 5 cents/kWh-cycle across the full range of storage durations (i.e. 10 to approximately 100 hours). This requirement results in a target lifetime cost that decreases with increasing storage duration, a marked divergence from many existing storage cost targets that focus on a single duration and thus a single cost metric. The LCOS target of 5 cents/kWh-cycle likely requires system round-trip efficiencies greater than 50%.

For this focused program, ARPA-E expects chemical, electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical technical approaches to potentially address this problem statement. The DAYS program requires that all proposed storage systems be charged by electricity alone and produce electricity as the sole output.

If successful, the DAYS program will provide new forms of stationary electricity storage systems that enhance grid resiliency, provide low-cost capacity, support the transmission and distribution infrastructure, enable a greater share of low-cost, intermittent sources of wind and solar in the future generation mix, along with other benefits.

Documents

  • DAYS - FOA Document - Modification 02 (Last Updated: 5/21/2018 11:23 AM ET)
  • DAYS Technical Overview Document (Last Updated: 5/21/2018 11:24 AM ET)

Previous Versions

  • DAYS FOA Document (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:46 AM ET)
  • DAYS - FOA Document - Modification 01 (Last Updated: 5/2/2018 02:41 PM ET)
  • DAYS Technical Overview Document (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:20 AM 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

Full Application

  • DAYS - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:06 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:07 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:07 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification/ SF-424A Workbook Guidance (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:08 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Template (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:08 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:08 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:09 AM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:09 AM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 5/1/2018 10:12 AM 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

  • Notice of Intent Deadline: 6/15/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/2/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/10/2018 5:00 PM ET – 8/16/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001936: Request for Information (RFI) on Upgrading Carbon Derived From Methane Pyrolysis

Objective:

The Advanced Research Projects Agency –Energy (ARPA-E) in the US Department of Energy is seeking information concerning technologies to produce hydrogen and elemental carbon from the thermal decomposition of methane (also known as methane pyrolysis, methane cracking, or methane splitting). Recognizing that the value of the carbon product would be a key factor in the economic feasibility of such processes, ARPA-E seeks input from experts in the fields of materials science (including advanced carbon fiber synthesis), process engineering, methane pyrolysis, plasma chemistry, and chemical engineering regarding potential mechanisms for the bulk conversion of carbon materials, specifically from less valuable forms (e.g. amorphous carbon) or mixtures, to more valuable single allotropes or controlled mixtures of high-value carbon structures. Consistent with the agency’s mission, ARPA-E is seeking insights on clearly disruptive, novel technologies for such conversions, early in the R&D cycle, and not integration strategies for existing technologies.

Please carefully review the REQUEST FOR INFORMATION GUIDELINES below. Please note, in particular, that the information you provide will be used by ARPA-E solely for program planning, without attribution. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA). NO FOA EXISTS AT THIS TIME. Respondents shall not include any information in their response to this RFI that might be considered proprietary or confidential.

Background:

The United States produces ~10 million tons of hydrogen annually, primarily for use on-site at petroleum refineries, and for the production of ammonia or methanol. However, the opportunity for hydrogen utilization in the future is vast, with potential applications in electricity production, transportation, and novel chemical processes. Already, hydrogen use in the transportation sector has seen rapid growth with 500 megawatts of fuel cells shipped worldwide in 2016.1 Today, the vast preponderance of hydrogen produced in the US is derived from natural gas in a reforming reaction that produces hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Options for producing hydrogen without the release of carbon dioxide include reforming with carbon capture and sequestration, electrolysis of water to hydrogen and oxygen, and methane pyrolysis to hydrogen and elemental carbon.

ARPA-E is interested in transformative technologies for methane pyrolysis. Processes capable of methane pyrolysis include (but are not limited to) the following: thermal decomposition (both catalytic and non-catalytic, including solar thermal), non-thermal plasma, fluidized catalyst and molten metals. Carbon products produced via methane pyrolysis include metallurgical coke, carbon black, graphite, carbon nanotubes, and carbon fiber.2

The economics for methane pyrolysis are made more favorable when the carbon byproduct is valuable.3 However, processes that are optimized for hydrogen production may not produce valuable carbon products directly. Optimizing processes for both hydrogen and valuable carbon products is a daunting challenge. Technology that can economically convert less valuable forms of carbon to more valuable forms, either in-situ during the pyrolysis process or in a subsequent step, could enable large-scale hydrogen production from methane without the release of carbon dioxide.

In this RFI, ARPA-E is specifically interested in the conversion of existing carbon materials (which may be derived from the pyrolysis of methane) into higher value carbon materials.

In the context of hydrogen production from methane on an energy-relevant scale, it is important to recognize that the volumes of co-produced carbon would be very large. For example, the amount of hydrogen required to produce 1 quadrillion BTU (quad) of energy would be associated with over 22 million tonnes of co-produced carbon. Therefore, potential applications for the resulting carbon products have to be on a correspondingly large scale, e.g., on the scale of the construction sector or large-scale manufacturing industries. These applications will require the carbon materials to have useful macroscopic properties with regard to thermal, electrical and/or mechanical performance. The functional performance of the carbon materials will be determined by the molecular structure of the carbon, as well as by the arrangement and alignment of substructures at the nano-or meso-scale. Processes capable of changing the molecular structure, e.g. via rearrangement of carbon-carbon bonds, or of changing the solid phases (i.e. crystal structure or molecular ordering) may have the potential to convert a lower value carbon into a higher value carbon product. Examples include, respectively, conversion of amorphous carbon to carbon nanotubes or graphene, or the dispersion of carbon nanotubes and subsequent spinning to carbon fiber like materials.4

Purpose and Need for Information:

The purpose of this RFI is solely to solicit input for ARPA-E consideration, to inform the possible formulation of future programs intended to help create transformative technology for producing valuable carbon materials from less valuable forms of carbon. ARPA-E will not provide funding or compensation for any information submitted in response to this RFI, and ARPA-E may use information submitted to this RFI without any attribution to the source. This RFI provides the broad research community with an opportunity to contribute views and opinions regarding the interconversion of carbon forms.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION GUIDELINES:

No material submitted for review will be returned and there will be no formal or informal debriefing concerning the review of any submitted material. ARPA-E may contact respondents to request clarification or seek additional information relevant to this RFI. All responses provided will be considered, but ARPA-E will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. Respondents shall not include any information in the response to this RFI that might be considered proprietary or confidential.

Responses to this RFI should be submitted in PDF format to the email address ARPA-E-RFI@hq.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on June 4th, 2018. Emails should conform to the following guidelines:

  • Please insert “Responses for Upgrading Carbon Derived from Methane Pyrolysis” in the subject line of your email, and include your name, title, organization, type of organization (e.g. university, non-governmental organization, small business, large business, federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), government-owned/government-operated (GOGO), etc.), email address, telephone number, and area of expertise in the body of your email.Responses to this RFI are limited to no more than 10 pages in length (12 point font size).Responders are strongly encouraged to include preliminary results, data, and figures that describe their potential methodologies.

Questions: ARPA-E encourages responses that address any subset of the following questions and encourages the inclusion of references to important supplementary information.

1) Macroscopic properties of elemental carbon products:

What are recent developments in understanding and characterization of the required molecular, micro- and meso-scale properties of carbon materials for desired thermal, mechanical, or electrical performance in high-performance, high-value carbon materials?

2) Carbon–carbon bond rearrangements in elemental carbon:

a) To what extent is the fundamental chemistry of carbon-carbon bond rearrangements understood? This includes thermodynamics, mechanisms, and catalysis.

b) What is the state of the art in bulk-scale molecular transformations of elemental carbon species (single carbon allotropes or mixtures)?

3) Macromolecular/structural rearrangement and separation:

a) To what extend is intermolecular carbon aggregation and/or realignment understood? This may range from changes in crystal structure to spinning of fibers.

b) What processes are known to modify carbon aggregation, crystal structure or alignment of carbon particles? Are the outcomes of these processes predictable?

c) What is the state of the art in bulk separations of different carbon structures?

d) What is the current understanding of the scalability of the possible transformation and separation processes?

4) Characterization:

a)What are recent advances in characterizing bulk samples of different carbon species, especially mixed samples with regard to their molecular and structural composition?

b) What new methods or approaches need to be developed to better characterize carbon rearrangement products and to improve the underlying processes?


Topics not of interest:

ARPA-E is not interested in approaches that use carbon materials primarily as filler in composites where the performance properties of the composite are defined primarily by the binder and not the carbon filler.

References:

  1. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report 2016. [https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/10/f37/fcto_2016_market_report.pdf]
  2. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. R&D Opportunities for Development of Natural Gas Conversion Technologies. [https://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/PNNL-26726.pdf]
  3. Keipi, T., Hankalin, V., Nummelin., and Raiko, R.,Techno-economic analysis of four concepts for thermal decomposition of methane: Reduction of CO2 emissions in natural gas combustion. Energy Conversion and Management, 2016. 110: p 1-12. 
  4. Behabtu, N., et al., Strong, Light, Multifunctional Fibers of Carbon Nanotubes with Ultrahigh Conductivity. Science, 2013. 339: p 182-186.

Documents

  • RFI on Upgrading Carbon Derived From Methane Pyrolysis (Last Updated: 5/7/2018 11:29 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

RFI-0000033: Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement: OPEN 2018

The Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E) intends to issue an OPEN Funding Opportunity Announcement (OPEN FOA) to support high-risk R&D leading to the development of potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. ARPA-E seeks to support early-stage, but potentially transformational research in all areas of energy R&D, covering transportation and stationary applications. Areas of research responsive to this intended FOA include (but are not limited to) electricity generation by both conventional and renewable means; electricity transmission, storage, and distribution; energy efficiency for buildings, manufacturing and commerce, and personal use; and all aspects of transportation, including the production and distribution of both renewable and non-renewable fuels, electrification, and energy efficiency in transportation.

ARPA-E aims to bring together different technical communities to solve big energy challenges and fill the gaps or “whitespace” in a field. We strongly encourage researchers from different disciplines and technology sectors to come together for interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration spanning organizational boundaries. This enables and accelerates the achievement of extremely hard-to-reach outcomes.

ARPA-E is compiling a Teaming Partner List for OPEN 2018 as an optional tool that potential applicants may choose to utilize to facilitate the formation of new project teams and identify potential collaborations. Teaming partners include organizations and individuals who can offer expertise, facilities, or other complementary resources toward a potential ARPA-E project. The teaming list identifies partners’ capabilities as well as their areas of interest, understanding that expertise and experience in one field can often be applied successfully to a new field. This list is completely voluntarily to participate in and utilize. ARPA-E will not identify or facilitate connections through the teaming list and participation in the list has no bearing whatsoever on the evaluation of applications submitted to the OPEN 2018 FOA.

The Teaming Partner List is being compiled to facilitate the formation of new project teams. The Teaming Partner List will be available on ARPA-E eXCHANGE (http://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov), ARPA-E’s online application portal, starting November 30, 2017. The Teaming Partner List will be updated periodically, until the close of the Full Application period, to reflect new Teaming Partners who have provided their information.

Any organization that would like to be included on this list should complete all required fields in the following link: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/Applicantprofile.aspx. Required information includes: Organization Name, Contact Name, Contact Address, Contact Email, Contact Phone, Organization Type, Area of Technical Expertise, and Brief Description of Capabilities.

By submitting a response to this Notice, you consent to the publication of the above-referenced information. By facilitating this Teaming Partner List, ARPA-E does not endorse or otherwise evaluate the qualifications of the entities that self-identify themselves for placement on the Teaming Partner List. ARPA-E will not pay for the provision of any information, nor will it compensate any respondents for the development of such information. Responses submitted to other email addresses or by other means will not be considered.

This Notice does not constitute a FOA. No FOA exists at this time. Applicants must refer to the final FOA, expected to be issued in December 2017, for instructions on submitting an application and for the terms and conditions of funding.

OPEN 2018 Webpage: https://arpa-e.energy.gov/open2018

Documents

  • OPEN 2018 - Teaming Partner Announcement (Last Updated: 11/30/2017 02:53 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.

Teaming Partners

To access the Teaming Partner List for the FOA, click here.