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Carbon Management – Round 6

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • General Public
  • Local Governments
  • National Laboratories
  • Non-profits
  • Private Sector
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy



Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


In support of Executive Order 14008 (dated January 27, 2021), “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” and to further past decades of DOE-supported carbon management research, development and demonstration (RD&D) done in cooperation with industry and academia to solve climate change challenges, 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.

Additionally, potential applicants are hereby put on notice that a minimum of 20% non-Federal cost sharing will be required for all AOIs. This advanced notice of the non-Federal cost sharing requirement is intended to give prospective applicants ample time to obtain the required nonfederal resources and adequately address such in any potential application(s) submitted in response to the intended FOA.

If released, this amendment of the FOA is expected to focus on three 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 R&D of technologies that utilize CO₂ from point sources, such as power/industrial flue gas, and the atmosphere to yield valued-added and long-lived products while simultaneously reducing CO₂ emissions. Supported R&D will validate results through rigorous product testing, life cycle analysis (LCA), and techno-economic analysis (TEA).

  • AOI-1F. Reactive Carbon Capture Approaches for Point Source Capture or Atmospheric Capture with Integrated Conversion to Useful 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 capture of CO2 from fossil fuel power plants and industrial point sources 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-3F. Engineering-Scale Testing of Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies for Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) Power Plants
  • AOI-3G. Engineering-Scale Testing of Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies in Portable Systems at Industrial Plants
  • AOI-3H-a. Preliminary Front-End Engineering Design Studies (Pre-FEED) for Carbon Capture Systems at Existing (Retrofit) Domestic NGCC Power Plants
  • AOI-3H-b. Preliminary Front-End Engineering Design Studies (Pre-FEED) for Carbon Capture Systems at Hydrogen Production Facilities Using Coal, Mixed Coal/Biomass, or Natural Gas Feedstock

AOI-4. Carbon Transport and Storage: The Carbon Transport and Storage Program is designed to establish the foundation for a successful carbon storage and transport industry by making key investments in RD&D for largescale transport and storage facilities and regional hubs to support rapid deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies. The objective of AOI-4 is to support R&D that investigates the technical challenges facing widescale deployment of both CO2 transportation infrastructure and geologic CO2 storage. Projects under AOI-4 would support advancements in infrastructure engineering and design needed for large-scale transport, utilization, and storage.

  • AOI-4A. Enhancing CO2 Transport Infrastructure (ECO2Transport): Pre-FEED Studies for Multimodal CO2 Transfer 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.

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