FOA2616-Methane-Mitigation

Office: Resource Sustainability 
FOA number: DE-FOA-0002616 
Download the full FOA: FedConnect  

Background Information 

On March 13, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $47 million in funding for 22 research projects to advance the development of new and innovative measurement, monitoring, and mitigation technologies to help detect, quantify, and reduce methane emissions across oil and natural gas producing regions of the United States. Methane emissions are the second largest contributor to climate change—only carbon dioxide ranks ahead of methane as a greenhouse gas source. DOE’s methane mitigation program addresses critical environmental issues associated with the production, transmission, and storage of domestic oil and natural gas.

The selected projects will help to ensure an efficient, resilient, and leak-tight U.S. natural gas infrastructure and support President Biden’s U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan and the Biden-Harris Administration climate goal of a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.   

Awardees

Projects will focus on technical challenges of quantifying and mitigating methane emissions along the U.S. oil and natural gas supply chain, including the development and demonstration of an efficient integrated methane monitoring platform to enable early detection of methane emissions. 

Awardees include:

  • ABB Inc.
  • Colorado State University
  • GTI Energy
  • Kairos Aerospace Inc.
  • Kansas State University
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Piedmont Natural Gas Company-Duke Energy
  • Prabhu Energy Labs
  • Sonoma Technology Inc.
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • UChicago Argonne LLC
  • The University of North Dakota
  • The University of Oklahoma
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • West Virginia University

A detailed list of the selected projects can be found here.

Key Dates

FOA Issue Date:  08/5/2022  
Submission Deadline for Full Applications:  10/18/2022 at 11:59 PM ET 
Expected Date for Selection Notifications:  January 2023 
Expected Date for Award:  May 2023 

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Last Updated: March 15, 2023