The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather input on industrial decarbonization, which aims to investigate how we can use high-temperature concentrating solar thermal technologies to decarbonize industries that produce key building blocks of our national economy, including high-priority products like steel, cement, and bulk chemicals like ammonia.

Reaching President Biden’s goal of a 100% clean energy economy with net-zero emissions no later than 2050 will require the adoption of clean energy technologies in the industrial sector in order to eliminate the need to burn fossil fuels for heat-driven processes that produce essential commodities, refined products, and other goods. SETO is interested in learning more from industry, academia, research laboratories, and other stakeholders on issues related to solar thermal decarbonization of the industrial sector.

Download the full RFI to see the list of questions.

Additional Information

The deadline to submit your response to this RFI is October 13, 2021 at 5:00pm ET.

You must email your response to as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment. Attachments larger than 25MB should be compressed, or zipped, to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. 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.

EERE Exchange Link: Download the RFI to learn more.

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