Office: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO)

FOA Number: DE-LC-0000027.0001

Link to Apply: Apply on EERE Exchange

Available Funding: $16 Million

The research, development, and demonstration (RD&D), activities to be funded under this Lab Call will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by spurring technology leadership in battery manufacturing.

Existing commercial battery manufacturing techniques for solid-state and flow batteries suffer from the following gaps/weaknesses, which AMMTO believes will need support in order to advance new technologies to a high Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) for commercialization:

  • Need for advanced tooling to manufacture the high-performance components at scaled commensurate with large volume production;
  • Need for precision manufacturing technologies to assemble battery cells and systems; and
  • Need for processing technologies to deliver promising battery materials, components, and/or systems in the volumes and throughput required for pilot scale.

Topic Areas

Topic 1: Developing Innovative Solid-State Battery Manufacturing Capabilities

This topic seeks proposals that address key barriers for domestic, large-scale solid-state battery production. DOE is focused on the following research, development, and demonstrations manufacturing areas:

  • Translating fundamental solid-state electrolyte R&D into large format/high-volume manufacturing RD&D.
  • Enhancing precision processing and fabrication of solid-state batteries in large format cells.
  • Verification and validation (V&V) of solid-state battery scalability.

Topic 2: Developing Innovative Flow Battery Manufacturing Capabilities

This topic seeks proposals that work to solve technical and manufacturing challenges for U.S. flow battery production, including the optimization of flow batteries across commercial, industrial, and utility applications. DOE is focused on the following RD&D manufacturing areas:

  • Manufacturing for new (or enhanced) cell/reactor architecture and configuration.
  • Developing manufacturing/process standards.

Key Dates

Lab Call Release:

April 13, 2023

Letter of Intent Submission Deadline:

May 12, 2023, 5:00 PM ET

Full Application Submission Deadline:

June 23, 2023 5:00 PM ET

Expected Decision Date:

July 28, 2023

Expected Project Execution:

December 2023 – December 2026

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