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Water Research and Development for Oil and Gas Produced Water and Coal Combustion Residuals Wastewater Associated with Coal Power Plants

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Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • General Public
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Critical Minerals
  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Environmental Clean-up
  • Health and Safety

Reserved for Energy



National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


The combined objectives of reducing oil and natural gas wastewater volume, beneficial reuse of subsurface energy industry wastewater, potential mitigation of induced seismicity, and characterization and/or recovery of critical resources from oil/natural gas produced water and/or coal combustion residuals wastewater associated with coal power generation are the drivers for this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

The AOIs of this FOA are:

  • AOI 1 – Characterizing, Managing, and Treating Oil/Natural Gas Produced Water for Beneficial Use and the Potential Recovery of Rare Earth Elements (REEs), Critical Minerals (CMs), and Elements of Interest (EOIs); shall include at least one university partner
  • AOI 2 – Field Operation of Oil and Natural Gas Produced Water Consortium; shall include multidisciplinary teams that contain university and industry partners
  • AOI 3 – Characterization and Treatment of Coal Combustion Residuals Wastewater Associated with Coal Power Generation for Groundwater Impact and Rare Earth Elements (REEs), Critical Minerals (CMs), and Elements of Interest (EOIs)

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Shane R. Buchanan 412-386-4716


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