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  DE-FOA-0002867 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Long-Duration Energy Storage Demonstrations Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Energy Storage 12/22/2022 05:00 PM ET 3/3/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-LC-000L099 Long Duration Energy Storage Demonstrations Lab Call Lab Call (LC) Energy Storage TBD
  DE-FOA-0002841 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas Request for Information (RFI) Other TBD
  DE-FOA-0002779 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuels 11/7/2022 05:00 PM ET 4/7/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002738 BIL: CARBON CAPTURE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS PROGRAM FRONT-END ENGINEERING DESIGN STUDIES FOR INTEGRATED CARBON CAPTURE, TRANSPORT, AND STORAGE SYSTEMS Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage 10/21/2022 05:00 PM ET 12/5/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002810 BIL - Request for Information (RFI): Advanced Energy Manufacturing & Recycling Grant Program (BIL Section 40209) Request for Information (RFI) Other 9/16/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002806 DE-FOA-0002806 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. DE-FOA-0002738 TITLED BIL: CARBON CAPTURE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS PROGRAM (SECTION 41004(B)): Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage TBD
  DE-FOA-0002811 Request for Information (RFI): Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land Request for Information (RFI) Other TBD
  DE-FOA-0002768 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002779 - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Hydrogen and Fuels TBD
  DE-FOA-0002664 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - 2022 Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy RFI Request for Information (RFI) Hydrogen and Fuels 3/21/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002687 Request for Information on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities Request for Information (RFI) Industrial and Heat 2/28/2022 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002777 DE-FOA-0002777 Request for Information (RFI) BIL Section 41001 Energy Storage Demonstration Projects Request for Information (RFI) Energy Storage 6/16/2022 05:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002867: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Long-Duration Energy Storage Demonstrations Funding Opportunity Announcement

ATTENTION: 12/7/2022 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified. Please see the "Full Funding Opportunity Announcement - Mod 000001" document in the Announcement Documents section below for full details.

Summary of modifications to this FOA:

  • Submission deadline for Letters of Intent has been changed to 12/22/22.
  • In Section I.B.i and Section I.B.ii the Topic Area Requirements headers were changed to “Topic Area 1 Requirements” and “Topic Area 2 Requirements”, respectively.
  • In Section I.B.i and Section I.B.ii of the FOA, round trip efficiency requirements have been removed.
  • In Section I.B.i and Section I.B.ii of the FOA the requirement that “Applications must include a LCOS calculation as part of the initial Technoeconomic Analysis (TEA) for the proposed demonstration project. See Section I.B.iv Technical Data and Analysis and Section IV.D.iii for further guidance” was added.
  • Section I.B.iii of the FOA was amended to state, “For Topic Area 1, AOI 1A has funding for up to $20 million for 2 projects, and AOI 1B has funding for up to $19 million for 2 projects.”
  • In Section I.B.iv of the FOA, the Technical Data and Analysis section was updated to emphasize the inclusion of a LCOS calculation with the TEA.
  • In Section I.C of the FOA, Applications Specifically Not Of Interest were updated by removing “Applications that include technologies/processes that are unable to reach round trip DC-DC efficiencies of at least 50%.
  • Section IV.A was amended to exclude the mention of Letters of Intent (LOIs). LOI guidance is given in Section IV.C.
  • In Section IV.C of the FOA, the Content and Form of the Letter of Intent abstract description was amended to replace “4000 words” with “4000 characters.”
  • In Section IV.D.ii of the FOA, “LDES LCOS Calculator Excel Sheet” was removed from the” Technical Data and Analysis” section of the “Technical Volume Content Requirements” table.
  • In Section IV.D.iii of the FOA, the “LDES Demonstration Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis Projections" section was updated to emphasize the inclusion of a LCOS calculation with the TEA.
  • In Section V.C.i of the FOA, the Program Policy Factors were amended to replace “BIL Section 41001(b)” with “Section 3201(d) of Energy Act 2020.”
  • In Section V.C.i of the FOA, the Program Policy Factors were updated to include “The degree to which the proposed project provides a reasonable pathway to achieving DOE’s aggressive levelized cost of storage (LCOS) goal of $0.05/kWh”, “The degree to which the proposed project provides a competitive DC-DC or AC-AC round trip efficiency (RTE)”, and “The degree to which the proposed project provides the greatest greenhouse gas mitigation.”
  • Section VIII.S of the FOA was amended to include “tribal governments, American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and other tribal organizations” in Informational Site Visits.

FOA Summary:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is releasing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit emerging Long-Duration Energy Storage (LDES) demonstration projects capable of delivering electricity for 10-24 hours or longer to support a low-cost, reliable, carbon-free electric grid. This $349 million effort seeks LDES demonstration projects that will validate new technologies, enhance the capabilities of customers and communities to integrate LDES more effectively, and sustain American global leadership in energy storage.

LDES demonstration projects are encouraged to have substantial engagement with local and regional stakeholders to ensure that they generate local, regional, and national benefits. Demonstration projects will be expected to carry out meaningful community and labor engagement; invest in America’s workforce by creating good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union; advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; and contribute to the President’s Justice40 Initiative goal that 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments, including those in climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, flow to disadvantaged communities.


For further information, please see the "Full Funding Opportunity Announcement - Mod 000001" document in the Announcement Documents section below.


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Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (OCED-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).

ATTENTION: 12/7/2022 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified. Please see the "Full Funding Opportunity Announcement - Mod 000001" document in the Announcement Documents section below for full details.

Documents

  • Full Funding Opportunity Announcement - Mod 000001 (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 04:24 PM ET)
  • LDES Demonstration FOA Q&A Log - Last updated 12/2/2022 (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 04:03 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 12/22/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/3/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-LC-000L099: Long Duration Energy Storage Demonstrations Lab Call

Accelerating innovative demonstrations of Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) technologies is a key priority for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to achieve the Biden-Harris Administration goals to decarbonize the electric grid by 2035 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. LDES is a key enabler of these goals as cheaper, 10+ hour storage is necessary to capture, store, and dispatch electricity that will increasingly be generated by renewable energy resources and ensure that the grid is reliable, clean, and affordable. Therefore, DOE’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations is providing up to $30 million for LDES demonstration projects at the National Labs. This Lab Call has two topics, each of which focus on one of two distinct objectives,

Topic 1: Testing and Validation of Early Stage LDES Systems, and Topic 2: Installation of LDES for Resiliency.

These projects will demonstrate the resiliency advantages of LDES technologies in the lab (*or “in laboratory conditions”) at a range of scales. Projects will help accelerate the commercial viability of innovative, state-of-the-art technologies and effectively demonstrate their benefits to facilitate wider commercial adoption for stakeholders that have similar energy goals for their facilities or campuses. By advancing the viability of LDES technologies, these projects may also enable delivering benefits to communities—especially underserved and overburdened communities—such as reducing energy burden, increasing clean energy access and adoption, resilience, and energy democracy.

Letters of Intent are due 11/2 by 5:00pm ET. Submissions should be made by email per the instructions in the Lab Call Announcement document. Submissions should NOT be made directly to eXCHANGE.

To help connect interested parties with the national labs we are creating a Partnering List. Please fill out the requested information in the Partnering List Template, which can be found below in the Documents section of this announcement, and send back to ESEELabCall@hq.doe.gov before 11/18/22.


Documents

  • Long_Duration_Energy_Storage_Demonstrations_Lab_Call (Last Updated: 10/12/2022 03:52 PM ET)
  • Partnering_List_Template (Last Updated: 10/27/2022 01:43 PM ET)

Webinar Details

DOE will hold a Q&A session for interested parties at 1pm ET on 10/19. Please refer to announcement email to laboratory points of contact for session details.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002841: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas

Modification 0001:

The purpose of this modification is to extend the RFI submission deadline to December 5, 2022.

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To help inform Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of the Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) Program, this Request for Information (RFI) seeks input on:

Outcomes the program should seek to deliver for residents of rural or remote areas, and the types of innovative energy projects that achieve those outcomes and meet the authorization language; considerations that could impact programmatic design or strategy; community benefits, including energy and environmental justice (EEJ), diversity, equity inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) considerations; and quality jobs, and ways to broadly share knowledge gained and impacts.

Responses to this RFI will be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop the ERA Program, which may include the use of Technical Assistance, Prizes, Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs), Other Transactional Authorities (OTAs), or Partnership Intermediary Agreements (PIAs). The information collected will not be published.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to ERA@hq.doe.gov no later than 12:00pm (ET) on 12/05/2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives. OCED may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

Documents

  • Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas RFI_Mod 0001 (updated 11.16.2022) (Last Updated: 11/16/2022 12:11 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002779: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement

Attention: 11/22/2022 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified. Please see Mod 000001 in the Announcement Documents section below for full details.

Summary of modifications to this FOA:

  1. In Section IV.D.i and Section IV.D.viii of the FOA, the total page limit for CommunityPartnership Documentation is being eliminated and the page limit for each letter/submission from community partners is being increased from 1 page to 3 pages.
  2. Section IV.D.xiv (DOE Work Proposal for DOE/NNSA FFRDC) is being removed and replaced with “Not Applicable”. The funding for the FFRDC sub-recipients will flow through the prime recipient; therefore, a DOE work proposal is not required (not applicable).

FOA:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is releasing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) in accordance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). This $8 billion effort will catalyze investment in the development of H2Hubs that demonstrate the production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of clean hydrogen, in support of the Biden Administration’s goal to achieve a carbon-free electric grid by 2035 and a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

The H2Hubs will form the foundation of a national clean hydrogen network that will contribute substantially to decarbonizing multiple sectors of the economy. Matching the scale-up of clean hydrogen production to a growing regional demand is a key pathway to achieving large-scale, commercially viable hydrogen ecosystems. H2Hubs will enable this pathway by demonstrating low-carbon intensity and economically viable hydrogen-based energy ecosystems that can replace existing carbon-intensive processes. This will accelerate the deployment of these technologies and enabling infrastructure, attract greater investments from the private sector, and promote substantial U.S. manufacturing of numerous hydrogen related technologies.

Each H2Hub will include multiple partners that will bring together diverse hydrogen technologies to produce and utilize large amounts of hydrogen in different ways. These clean hydrogen demonstrations will balance hydrogen supply and demand, connective infrastructure, and a plan for long-term financial viability. The H2Hubs will also include substantial engagement of local and regional stakeholders, as well as Tribes, to ensure that they generate local, regional, and national benefits. H2Hubs will be expected to carry out meaningful community and labor engagement; invest in America’s workforce by creating good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union; advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; and contribute to the President’s Justice40 Initiative goal that 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities.

DOE has defined a four-phase structure for the H2Hubs. Phase 1 will encompass initial planning and analysis activities to ensure that the overall H2Hub concept is technologically and financially viable, with input from relevant local stakeholders. Phase 2 will finalize engineering designs and business development, site access, labor agreements, permitting, offtake agreements, and community engagement activities necessary to begin installation, integration, and construction activities in Phase 3. Phase 4 will ramp-up the H2Hub to full operations including data collection to analyze the H2Hub’s operations, performance, and financial viability. This FOA will solicit plans for all four phases of proposed H2Hub activities; however, DOE will only initially authorize funding for Phase I. DOE’s review and evaluation of deliverables reflecting activities in each phase will inform Go/No-Go decisions that occur between or within Phases.

For this initial FOA launch, DOE envisions selecting six (6) to ten (10) H2Hubs for a combined total of up to $6-7 billion in federal funding. DOE may issue a second launch of this FOA to solicit additional H2Hubs beyond those selected in the initial launch. Other FOA launches or use of Other Transaction Authorities may also be used to solicit new technologies, capabilities, end-uses, or partners.


For further information, please see the Full Funding Opportunity Announcement - "Mod 00001" document in the Documents section below.


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Attention: 11/22/2022 - This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified. Please see Modification 000001 in the Announcement Documents section below for full, highlighted details.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002779 - Mod 000001 (Last Updated: 11/22/2022 05:58 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0002779 Mod 000001 - Microsoft Word version (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 08:01 AM ET)
  • FOA Q&A Log - Updated 12-7-2022 (Last Updated: 12/7/2022 05:30 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Concept Paper

  • Example_Cover_Page_for_H2Hub_Applications (Last Updated: 9/15/2022 01:00 PM ET)

Full Application

  • Example_Cover_Page_for_H2Hub_Applications (Last Updated: 9/22/2022 08:27 AM ET)
  • H2Hub_TEA_and_LCA_Projections (Last Updated: 9/22/2022 08:28 AM ET)
  • Community Benefits Plan Guidance (PDF version) (Last Updated: 10/17/2022 01:47 PM ET)
  • Community Benefits Plan Guidance (Microsoft Word version) (Last Updated: 10/17/2022 01:46 PM ET)
  • Environmental_Considerations_Summary (Last Updated: 9/22/2022 08:28 AM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance ***** PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WHEN DOWNLOADING THE REQUIRED SF-424 PDF FROM OCED EXCHANGE: 1. Click to download the PDF from OCED Exchange. 2. Open Adobe on your computer. 3. Once in Adobe, click File > Open and select the downloaded PDF. (Last Updated: 9/22/2022 08:31 AM ET)
  • Budget_Justification_Workbook (Last Updated: 9/22/2022 08:29 AM ET)
  • H2Hub_FOA_Summary_Slide_Template (Last Updated: 9/22/2022 08:29 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities ***** PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WHEN DOWNLOADING THE REQUIRED SF-LLL PDF FROM OCED EXCHANGE: 1. Click to download the PDF from OCED Exchange. 2. Open Adobe on your computer. 3. Once in Adobe, click File > Open and select the downloaded PDF. (Last Updated: 10/5/2022 10:45 AM ET)
  • Locations_of_Work (Last Updated: 9/22/2022 03:15 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/7/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/7/2023 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 5/22/2023 7:00 AM ET – 5/31/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002738: BIL: CARBON CAPTURE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS PROGRAM FRONT-END ENGINEERING DESIGN STUDIES FOR INTEGRATED CARBON CAPTURE, TRANSPORT, AND STORAGE SYSTEMS

Modification 000003: The purpose of this modification is to update the information contained within the community benefits plan, updated information under content and form of the full application, consolidate appendix L and R and update appendix Q.  Please see the full FOA document for a detailed listing of the changes.

This Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide funding for up to twenty (20) Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies for integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), submission of permit applications, (i.e., underground injection control (UIC) Class VI permit to construct, if necessary) preparation of an Environment Information Volume and the initial Community Benefits Plan (CBP) work and analysis, which will address the first phase of an integrated CCS demonstration project.

Documents

  • FOA Modification 000003 (Last Updated: 11/22/2022 12:11 PM ET)
  • FOA 2738 Q&A updated 12/05/2022 (Last Updated: 12/5/2022 03:57 PM ET)
  • Community Benefits Plan Guidance (Last Updated: 11/8/2022 01:57 PM ET)
  • Intellectual Property Management Plan (IPMP) (Last Updated: 11/8/2022 01:58 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • LeadOrganizaton_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 9/21/2022 02:30 PM ET)
  • SUB_Budget_Justification_-_Copy (Last Updated: 9/21/2022 02:30 PM ET)
  • Locations_of_Work (Last Updated: 9/21/2022 02:31 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 10/21/2022 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/5/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002810: BIL - Request for Information (RFI): Advanced Energy Manufacturing & Recycling Grant Program (BIL Section 40209)

This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Manufacturing & Energy Supply Chains (MESC), in collaboration with DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO).This RFI seeks public input to help inform DOE’s implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback on issues related to design and implementation of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing & Recycling Grant Program from small- and medium-sized manufacturers, including minority-owned firms; individuals and organizations involved in clean energy business planning, siting, operations, and management; academic experts; research laboratories; government agencies; Tribes; State and local officials; labor unions; economic development organizations; community-based organizations (CBOs); and other stakeholders.

To help inform DOE’s implementation of BIL Section 40209, this RFI seeks input on:

  • Clean Energy Property Projects
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Projects
  • Small- and Medium- sized Manufacturing Firms
  • Project Finance and Commercial Viability
  • Community and Labor Engagement
  • Investing in the American Workforce
  • Equity, Environmental, and Energy Justice

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, DOE is not accepting funding applications at this time. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI.

Please see the full RFI in the Documents section below.


Contact Information: 40209Program@hq.doe.gov

All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically as email attachments to 40209Program@hq.doe.gov no later than 5:00PM (ET) on 09/16/2022 and include "40209 Grant Program RFI Response" in the subject line of the email. For complete submission requirements, please see the full RFI in the Documents section.


DOE conducted a webinar on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 40209 - Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program - Request for Information on August 16, 2022. The webinar slides are attached in the Documents section below. 

Documents

  • Request for Information (RFI) (Last Updated: 8/2/2022 03:47 PM ET)
  • 40209 RFI Webinar (Last Updated: 8/23/2022 02:06 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • 40209Program@hq.doe.gov 
    All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically as email attachments to 40209Program@hq.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on 09/16/2022 and include “40209 Grant Program RFI Response” in the subject line of the email. For complete submission requirements, please see the full RFI in the Documents section.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/16/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002806: DE-FOA-0002806 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. DE-FOA-0002738 TITLED BIL: CARBON CAPTURE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS PROGRAM (SECTION 41004(B)):

The Department of Energy Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) in collaboration with the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects Program (Section 41004(b))."

The mission of OCED is to deliver clean energy and industrial decarbonization demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector, labor unions, other stake holders, and communities to launch or accelerate market adoption and deployment of technologies, as part of the an equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system and economy.  OCE was established in 2021 and first authorized and funded through the BIL. The founding of OCED builds upon DOE's expertise in clean energy research and development and expands DOE's mission to fill a critical gap on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

The FOA will address Section 41004(b) of the BIL, the FOA will require detailed information regarding how the applicant will incorporate environmental justice, community engagement and consent based siting, equity and workforce development, when developing Carbon Capture Demonstration projects tp support the Biden Administration's decarbonization goals of 50-52% reduction in greenhouse gases (CHGs) from 2005 levels emissions by 2030, a carbon pollution free power sector by 2035, and a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. Section 41004(b) requires that two integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects are at new or existing, coal electric generation facilities, natural gas electric generation facilities, and industrial facilities not purposed for electric generation. Proposed projects must demonstrate at least 95% CO2 capture efficiency for power, industrial, and other commercial applications.

This is Notice of Intent (NOI) is issued so that interested parties are award of OCED's intention to issue a FOA in the near term.  All of the information contained in this NOI is subject to change.  See attached NOI document for further details.


Documents

  • DOE_NOI-2806-BIL_(CCS_Demos)_07-13-2022_final (Last Updated: 7/13/2022 01:46 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002811: Request for Information (RFI): Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land

Attention: This RFI has been updated. Please see 'DE-FOA-0002811_RFI_Mod_0001' in the Documents section below.


This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, in collaboration with the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). This RFI seeks public input to help inform DOE’s implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).[1]

The BIL is a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, which will grow a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable economy through enhancing U.S. competitiveness, creating good-paying union jobs, and ensuring stronger access to economic and other benefits for disadvantaged communities. Section 40342 of the BIL authorizes DOE to establish a program to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of clean energy projects on current and former mine land, to be carried out by developing between two (2) and five (5) clean energy projects on mine land in geographically diverse regions.[2] The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) is appropriated $500 million for the five (5) year period encompassing fiscal years (FYs) 2022 through 2026 to carry out this program.[3]

To help inform DOE’s implementation of the Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land (also referred to as “Mine Land Program”), this RFI seeks input on:

Mine Land DevelopmentMine Land OperationsJob Creation Potential and ChallengesTechnology-Specific ConcernsMine Land Program ImplementationEquity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from stakeholders, including the clean energy industry and its investors, the mining industry and landowners, federal and state regulatory agencies, state and local governments, labor unions, environmental justice organizations, Tribal officials, disadvantaged communities (DACs), community-based organizations, economic development organizations, conservation and environmental groups, and academic and other research institutions on issues related to the demonstration of clean energy projects on mine land. DOE is specifically interested in information on how demonstration programs can be implemented to stimulate private sector follow-on investments and deliver maximum benefits in terms of high-quality job creation, local and regional economic development, environmental justice and greenhouse gas emission reductions.


This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). DOE is not accepting applications. Information collected from this RFI may be used by DOE for planning purposes, which could include developing future Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) or other solicitations related to section 40342.


Request for Information Response Guidelines

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically as email to mineland@hq.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on 08/15/2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 50 pages in length, 12-point font, 1-inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

For ease of replying and to aid categorization of your responses, please copy and paste the RFI questions, including the question numbering, and use them as a template for your response. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.

OCED will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

Company / institution name;Company / institution contact;Contact's address, phone number, and email address


Attention: This RFI has been updated. Please see 'DE-FOA-0002811_RFI_Mod_0001' in the Documents section below.


[1] Public Law 117-58 (November 15, 2021).

[2] Public Law 117-58, Div. D, Title III, § 40342(b) and (c), Nov. 15, 2021.

[3] Public Law 117-58, Div. J, Title III.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002811_RFI_Mod_0001 (Last Updated: 8/11/2022 12:18 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • mineland@hq.doe.gov 
    All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically as email attachments to this email address no later than 5:00pm (ET) on 08/15/2022.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002768: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002779 - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs (Section 40314): Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs” (H2Hubs) in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) and the DOE Hydrogen Program, which includes multiple offices engaged in hydrogen related technologies across DOE. OCED anticipates issuing the FOA in the September/October 2022 timeframe, and the FOA will be funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The specific provisions for regional clean hydrogen hubs are set forth in Section 40314 of the BIL, which amends Title VIII EPAct 2005 by adding a new “Section 813 – Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs.” Section 813(a) defines the term “regional clean hydrogen hub” as “a network of clean hydrogen producers, potential clean hydrogen consumers, and connective infrastructure located in close proximity.”

Investment in building out the hydrogen (H2) economy is a significant portion of the BIL funding at DOE. The BIL authorizes and appropriates $8.0 billion over the five-year period encompassing fiscal years 2022 through 2026 to support the development of at least four H2Hubs that:

  • Demonstrably aid achievement of the clean hydrogen production standard developed under section 822(a) of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005);

  • Demonstrate the production, processing, delivery, storage, and end use of clean hydrogen; and

  • Can be developed into a national clean hydrogen network to facilitate a clean hydrogen economy.

The FOA will incorporate a range of equity considerations including energy and environmental justice, labor and community engagement, consent-based siting, quality jobs, and inclusive workforce development to support the Biden Administration’s decarbonization goals of a 50-52% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, a carbon-pollution-free power sector by 2035, and a net-zero GHG emissions economy by 2050. The H2Hubs will be a key part of the National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, also required in the BIL, and will be instrumental in meeting national decarbonization goals, including the development and deployment of clean hydrogen technologies.


This notice of intent (NOI) is issued so that interested parties are aware of OCED’s intention to issue a FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this NOI is subject to change. OCED will not respond to questions concerning this NOI. Once the FOA has been released, OCED will provide an avenue for potential applicants to submit questions.

See attached NOI document for further details.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002664: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - 2022 Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Implementation Strategy RFI

This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hydrogen Program, on behalf of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), and in collaboration with DOE’s newly formed Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED). The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding the solicitation process and structure of a DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to fund regional clean hydrogen hubs, as required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Specifically, this RFI seeks input on:

Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub Provisions and RequirementsSolicitation Process, FOA structure, and Implementation StrategyEquity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities Market Adoption and Sustainability of the Hubs

Information collected from this RFI will be used by DOE for planning purposes to develop the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs FOA. The information collected will not be published.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to H2Hubs@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 21, 2022, with subject line “H2Hubs RFI response.” Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) or Adobe PDF (.pdf) attachment to the email, and no more than 15 pages in length (plus any additional pages necessary to include the original questions), 12-point font, 1-inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. For ease of replying and to aid categorization of your responses, please copy and paste the RFI questions, including the question numbering, and use them as a template for your response. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

Company / institution name Company / institution contact Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address

DOE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.

MODIFICATION 0001: Change the language around the page limit.

MODIFICATION 0002: Change the submission deadline to March 21, 2022, 5:00pm (ET).

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/21/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002687: Request for Information on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is seeking information to better understand industrial priorities for decarbonization, including emerging technologies that could be demonstrated or adopted by the industrial sector. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to research, development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies to address the technical challenges related to emissions reduction and decarbonization of the U.S. industrial sector. EERE is specifically interested in information on aspects of industrial decarbonization associated with key industrial sectors, including chemicals, iron and steel, food and beverages, and cement, in addition to other manufacturing industries or crosscutting technology areas that would have a substantial level of emissions reduction in the industrial sector. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to Industrial-Decarb-RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00 pm (ET) on February 28, 2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 9 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted, and respondents are encouraged to include their organization name at the beginning of their attachment filename.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002687 - RFI on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities (Last Updated: 5/31/2022 08:07 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/28/2022 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002777: DE-FOA-0002777 Request for Information (RFI) BIL Section 41001 Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

DE-FOA-0002777 Request for Information (RFI) BIL Section 41001 Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

Subject: Long-Duration Energy Storage for Everyone, Everywhere (ESEE) RFI

Please see the full RFI document in the Documents section below.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to sec. 41001 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which appropriated $505 million “to advance energy storage systems toward widespread commercial deployment by lowering the costs and increasing the duration of energy storage resources.” The RFI lays out a proposed structure for three provisions within Sec. 41001 in line with a strategy for energy storage technology commercialization.

The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding DOE’s proposed implementation possibilities of the energy storage demonstration programs and crosscutting issues related to the energy storage demonstration landscape:

Category 1: BIL 41001 Energy Storage Program-Specific Requirements and Implementation Strategy

Category1A: Long-Duration Demonstration Initiative

Category 1B: Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

Category 1C: Energy Storage Pilot Grant Program

Category 1D: Rapid Operational Validation Initiative (ROVI)

Category 2: BIL 41001 Energy Storage Program Crosscutting Topics

Category 2A: Storage Technology Opportunity Readiness Evaluation (STORE)

Category 2B: BIL Provision, Requirements, and Proposed Implementation

Category 3: Employment: Expanding Union Jobs and Effective Workforce Development

Category 4: Equity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities

Category 5: Additional Input

This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to EnergyStorage41001RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on June 16, 2022, with subject line “BIL 41001 RFI response.” Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 20 pages in length, 12 point font, 1-inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please see the full RFI document in the Documents section below.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/16/2022 5:00 PM ET