- Energy Infrastructure
Reserved for Energy
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports building a clean and equitable energy economy and addressing the climate crisis as a top priority of the Biden Administration. This anticipated FOA will advance the Biden Administration’s goals to achieve carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 and to “deliver an equitable, clean energy future, and put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050 to the benefit of all Americans.” The Department of Energy is committed to pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, catalyzing clean energy jobs through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), and ensuring environmental justice and inclusion of underserved communities.
The RDD&D activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will advance RDD&D in several areas critical to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, including: development of innovative battery chemistries, reducing GHG emissions in off-road vehicles, improving transportation efficiency via connected vehicles, domestic production of electric steels and improved cybersecurity for electric vehicle charging.
It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Areas of Interest:
- Area of Interest 1: Next Generation Phosphate-Based Cathodes
- Area of Interest 2: Na-ion Battery Seedling Projects for Electric Vehicle Applications
- Area of Interest 3: Low-GHG Concepts for Off-Road Vehicles
- Area of Interest 4: Saving Energy with Connectivity
- Area of Interest 5: Domestically Produced E-steels
- Area of Interest 6: Cybersecurity for Smart and Secure Electric Vehicle Charging
EERE plans to issue the FOA on or about January or February 2024 via the EERE eXCHANGE website https://eere-eXCHANGE.energy.gov.