DOE issues notice of intent to fund industrial decarbonization and emissions reduction demonstration to deployment projects

DOE’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) in collaboration with the Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Industrial Decarbonization and Emissions Reduction Demonstration-to-Deployment Funding Opportunity Announcement.” DOE expects to issue the FOA on or about March 2023 and will likely require concept papers.

OCED anticipates funding high-impact, large-scale, transformational projects to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from high-emitting industrial subsectors to build confidence in the technical and commercial viability of emissions reduction technologies and integrated solutions.

OCED will support cross-cutting industrial decarbonization approaches via energy efficiency; industrial electrification; low-carbon fuels, feedstocks, and energy sources; and carbon capture and utilization for emissions that are difficult to abate through other pathways. This approach aligns with but is not limited to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap.

Areas of interest (AOI) may include high-emissions industrial production processes in iron, steel, steel mill products, aluminum, cement, concrete, glass, pulp, paper, industrial ceramics, chemicals, and other energy-intensive industrial sectors. In addition to the industry-specific opportunities, which require process-specific solutions, crosscutting opportunities to minimize the GHG emissions across the sector or sectors will be considered. 

DOE anticipates providing awards to teams that are led by a single entity. All applicants are encouraged to partner with experts in technical engineering support or analysis, lifecycle analysis, and/or community benefits if none exist within the applicant’s team.  

Read DOE’s full notice of intent (PDF will download automatically).

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