DOE releases Industrial Demonstrations funding notice

On Mar. 8, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for approximately $6 billion to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in energy-intensive industrial subsectors through transformational, commercial-scale demonstration projects. This FOA seeks to demonstrate the technical and commercial viability of industrial decarbonization approaches to promote widespread technology implementation and help the U.S. lead in low- and net-zero carbon manufacturing. DOE will provide financial assistance through cooperative agreements to fund up to 50 percent of the cost of each project while prioritizing a portfolio of projects that offer deep decarbonization, timeliness, market viability, and community benefits.

Eligible applicants include for-profit organizations and owners or operators of a domestic, non-federal non-power industrial or manufacturing facility engaged in energy intensive industrial processes as stated in the Inflation Reduction Act. These include:

  • iron, steel, & steel mill products
  • aluminum
  • cement
  • concrete
  • glass
  • pulp & paper
  • industrial ceramics
  • chemicals, and
  • other energy intensive industrial processes, including food & beverage manufacturing.

Concept papers are due April 21. Only applicants who have submitted an eligible concept paper will be eligible to submit a full application.

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