Office: Carbon Management
FOA number: DE-FOA-0002730
Download the full FOA: FedConnect
FOA Amount: $27 million
On September 15, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced it is making up to $27 million available through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to support the transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial and power generation facilities, as well as from legacy carbon dioxide emissions captured directly from the atmosphere, to locations for permanent geologic storage or conversion to useful products. The CO2 may be transported by any single mode of transport including pipelines, rail, trucks, barges, or ships. This effort supports the development of a large-scale carbon storage industry, key to achieving the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic climate and clean energy agenda.
A CO2 transport network is required to connect CO2 sources, such as industrial facilities and power plants, to targeted, suitable geologic formations where captured CO2 emissions can be permanently stored deep underground or to locations where it can be used as a feedstock to manufacture fuels, chemicals, building materials, and other products. To accommodate the expected rapid growth of the carbon capture and storage industry necessary to meet the President’s climate goals, we will need to significantly expand our current CO2 transport infrastructure over the next decade.
The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for regional CO2 transport networks to safely transport captured CO2 from key sources to centralized locations. The projects will focus on carbon transport costs, transport network configurations, and technical and commercial considerations that support broad efforts to develop and deploy carbon capture, conversion, and storage at commercial scale. Funding of up to $3 million per FEED study is expected.
This funding is provided from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 40303.
The deadline to submit applications for this funding opportunity has closed.
Eligible applicants include individuals, institutions of higher education, for- and non-profit organizations, state and local governments, and Indian tribes.
Areas of Interest
This funding opportunity announcement has one area of interest:
- Front-End Engineering and Design Studies for CO2 Transport Infrastructure (Onshore and Offshore)
DOE expects to make up to nine awards for up to $3 million each with a minimum of a 20% cost-sharing from the awardees.
|FOA Issue Date:||09/15/2023|
|Submission Deadline for Full Applications:||11/16/2023 at 5:00 PM ET|
|Expected Date for Selection Notifications:||April 2024|
On May 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced three projects were selected for a total of $9 million in funding to perform detailed engineering design studies for regional CO2 pipeline networks. The studies will develop innovative methods to efficiently and safely transport captured CO2 from key sources like power plants, ethanol facilities, and other industrial operations to locations that will either use the CO2 to manufacture long-lived products—such as carbon-based building materials, fuels, and chemicals—or for permanent storage. Projects will focus on carbon transport costs, transport network configurations, and technical and commercial considerations that support broad efforts to develop and deploy carbon capture, conversion, and storage at commercial scale.
- Carbon Solutions LLC
- Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC
- Southern States Energy Board
A detailed list of the selected projects can be found here.
- Download the full funding opportunity on FedConnect.
- All applicants must register and apply on Grants.gov and submit questions through FedConnect
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Last Updated: November 27, 2023