NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE A FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH AN ENERGY-WATER DESALINATION HUB

June 22, 2018

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Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001949

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Energy-Water Desalination Hub.”

This FOA supports the establishment of an Energy Innovation Hub in the area of Energy-Water Desalination (referred to as the “Hub”) to accelerate transformational advances in science and engineering focused on reducing the energy and cost requirements of desalination to provide clean and safe water. The Hub will include highly collaborative research teams, spanning multiple scientific, engineering, and where appropriate, economic and public policy disciplines. Successful applicants will address key technical focus areas in Energy-Water Desalination and will operate as a coordinated R&D hub of experts across industry, university, and national laboratories, as well as other key stakeholders.

The Hub will pursue a cohesive, strategic R&D investment portfolio with the highest impact for energy efficiency, water efficiency, and cost reductions to enable achievement of pipe parity of desalination from a range of water sources.

It is anticipated that the FOA may include four technical areas of interest: Materials R&D, New Processes R&D, Modeling & Simulation Tools, and Integrated Data & Analysis. EERE plans to issue the FOA via EERE Exchange in July 2018.

View the notice of intent and submission instructions here.

EERE's Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports early-stage research to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing and promote American economic growth and energy security.

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