Slots: 1 per Topic Area.
Topics 2 and 4 are already taken but slots in other topic areas are still available.
Internal Deadline: Contact ORIF.
LOI: October 12, 2022, 5pm ET
External Deadline: December 20, 2022, 5pm ET
Estimated Number of Awards: 20-38
Anticipated Award Amount: $104 million total.
Varies by topic area/tier:
- Decarbonizing Chemicals: $3 million to $10 million
- Decarbonizing Iron and Steel: $4 million to $10 million
- Decarbonizing Food and Beverage Products: $3 million to $6 million
- Decarbonizing Cement and Concrete: $4 million to $10 million
- Decarbonizing Paper and Forest Products: $3 million to $8 million
- Cross-sector Decarbonization Technologies: $3 million to $5 million
Who May Serve as PI: Standard DOE language.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The Department of Energy has developed an industrial decarbonization roadmap which frames the emerging and transformative technology pathways needed to achieve net-zero GHG emissions in the industrial sector by 2050.11 The analysis was scoping in nature and highlighted the key technology needs and opportunities, while also considering the necessity of maintaining and enhancing U.S. industrial competitiveness. This roadmap is intended to fulfill a technical and strategic need by laying out a cohesive technical approach for industrial sector decarbonization in the United States. The roadmap identified four key “pillars” of decarbonization: energy efficiency; industrial electrification; low-carbon fuels, feedstocks, and energy sources (LCFFES); and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). Each represents a high-level element of an industrial decarbonization action plan, and a cohesive strategy will require all four pillars to be pursued in parallel. Decarbonization opportunities were explored and quantified in the roadmap by studying subsector-specific and crosscutting technologies, processes, and practices for several of the most carbon-intensive manufacturing subsectors. For each pillar, the roadmap identified the primary barriers and opportunities, as well as key research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) needs. Scenario modeling was also undertaken to show the potential that application of these pillars have towards achieving net-zero CO2 emissions for the industrial sector. Relevant activities that address the four pillars are funded within various offices in the Department of Energy. Some of these efforts are funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including a provision for industrial emission reduction demonstration projects which is separate from this FOA. AMO is issuing this FOA to fund high-impact, applied research, development, and pilot-scale technology validation and demonstration projects in order to advance transformational technology and innovation necessary to reduce energy usage and GHG emissions from high GHG-emitting industrial subsectors along with cross-sector industrial decarbonization approaches.
AMO’s priorities include:
• Achieving a decarbonized industrial sector;
• Supporting domestic clean energy technology manufacturing;
• Ensuring secure and sustainable supply chains; and
• Developing a skilled and diverse manufacturing workforce.
AMO supports these goals through technical assistance partnerships and workforce development activities as well as investments in RD&D activities through a range of cost-shared funding models.
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