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DOE anticipates issuing a funding opportunity announcement (FOA), seeking applications for financial assistance awards that support research and development (R&D) for a variety of carbon management technologies. If released, this FOA is expected to focus on several areas of interest (AOI) responsive to the Carbon Management programmatic priorities. The FOA will be both a multi-programmatic and multi-year FOA potentially soliciting work in any, or all, of the following topic areas: carbon conversion; carbon dioxide removal (CDR); point source carbon capture; and carbon transport and storage. This suite of carbon management technologies must be developed and deployed in a just and equitable manner to help the nation achieve its climate ambitions and promote its overall energy, environmental and economic progress.
If released, this amendment of the FOA is expected to focus on two areas of interest (AOIs).
AOI 1. Carbon Conversion Technology
The objective of AOI-1 is to support R&D investigating the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO₂) into environmentally responsible and economically feasible products. The Carbon Conversion Program will support technologies which utilize CO₂ from point sources such as power/industrial flue gas and direct air capture to yield valued-added products while simultaneously reducing CO₂ emissions. Supported R&D will validate results through rigorous product testing, life cycle analysis, and techno-economic analysis.
- AOI-1C. Non-Photosynthetic Biological Conversion of CO₂
- AOI-1D. Conversion of CO₂ to Plastics
- AOI-1E. Conversion of CO₂ to Solid Carbon Products
AOI-3. Point Source Carbon Capture Technology
The objective of AOI-3 is to solicit applications that are specifically focused on developing lower cost, highly efficient technologies for point source carbon capture from fossil fuel power plants and industrial point sources capturing CO₂ that is suitable for secure geologic carbon storage, including in situ mineralization or CO₂ conversion into long-lasting products (e.g., synthetic aggregates, concrete, durable carbon products).
- AOI-3E. Development of Enabling Technologies for Carbon Capture Systems Installed at Natural Gas, Coal, or Industrial Facilities
This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. DOE may issue an FOA as described herein, may issue an FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or may not issue an FOA at all. Any information contained in this NOI is subject to change without notice. DOE will not entertain questions at this time. Details on how to submit questions will be provided in the FOA (if issued).