The Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) supports innovation in technologies and the adoption of practices to enable the industrial sector to cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. IEDO and its programs are critical to putting the Nation on a pathway to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 when compared to 2005 levels, and to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

With 30% of primary energy-related emissions attributable to the industrial sector, IEDO builds upon a foundation of energy efficiency as a decarbonization pathway to include process electrification, use of low carbon fuels and feedstocks, and carbon capture to meet industrial emissions reductions targets. IEDO provides planning, management, and direction necessary for a balanced national program of research, development, demonstration, technical assistance, and workforce development to drive energy, materials and production efficiency, and decarbonization across the industrial sector. Engagement with a variety of stakeholders will inform office activities and include input from the Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Committee (ITIAC) Federal Advisory Committee (FACA).

What we do

How we do it

IEDO funds cooperative research, development, & demonstration (RD&D) projects across several research areas that drive economy-wide decarbonization. A list of IEDO-funded projects can be found in in the Project Database.

Funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) are developed through a collaborative process to achieve the office's goals. Adhering to an open, highly competitive solicitation process, these funding opportunities encourage collaborative partnerships among industries; universities; national laboratories; federal, state, and local governments; and nongovernment organizations. 

FOA applications undergo a rigorous peer review process before projects are selected for negotiation to receive DOE funding. Upon the successful completion of this negotiation process, including collaboration on a statement of project objectives, milestones, and budgets, projects can begin.

In addition to FOAs, IEDO participates in a variety of cross-office programs. This includes prizes and challenges to encourage innovation and accelerate the decarbonization of the industrial sector.

 

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