The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has issued a Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) expected to fund cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects on next-generation coal gasification technologies that have lower capital costs than traditional utility-scale plants.
The objective of DE-FOA-0001994, Next Generation Gasifier Concepts and Components to Advance Modular Coal Gasification, is to competitively solicit and award R&D projects that will develop advanced technology that can implement coal gasification processes into small modular systems. FE seeks projects that will also work toward increasing the efficiency of producing coal syngas for applications in power generation or combined heat and power through process and/or reaction intensification. FE’s Gasification Program will support this FOA.
FE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will manage the selected projects, which will focus on two areas of interest: 1) next-generation gasifier design and prototype and 2) enabling technologies for gasifiers of the future.
There are several one-time actions an applicant must complete to submit a Full Application in Grants.gov, including to obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number; register with the System for Award Management (SAM); register with Grants.gov; and register in FedConnect.net to submit questions). Applicants who are not registered with SAM and Grants.gov, should allow at least 44 days to complete these requirements. It is suggested that the process be started as soon as possible.
Read the full Notice of Intent here.
The Office of Fossil Energy funds research and development projects to reduce the risk of advanced fossil energy technologies and further the sustainable use of the Nation’s fossil resources. To learn more about the research projects within the Office of Fossil Energy, visit the FE website. More information about the National Energy Technology Laboratory is available on the NETL website.