Office: Carbon Management
FOA number: DE-FOA-0003016
Download the full funding opportunity: FedConnect 
Funding Amount: $6.4 million

Background Information

On September 7, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced $6.4 million for university-based research and development projects that will develop advanced materials and components to improve the performance of hydrogen-fueled turbines. This research will support the increased use of low-carbon fuels like hydrogen in industrial and power sectors, helping to achieve the Biden-Harris Administration goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Further, accelerating the commercialization of advanced technologies developed through the funded projects will help support good-paying jobs throughout these sectors.

Projects selected through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will develop advanced materials and components that can better manage and withstand the heat generated during hydrogen combustion. This will enable the use of up to 100% hydrogen in gas turbines for carbon-free power generation.

The deadline to submit applications for this funding opportunity has closed. 


Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education and university-affiliated research institutions.

Areas of Interest

This funding opportunity announcement has three areas of interest:

  1. Fundamental Materials Development for Hot Gas Path Hydrogen Turbine Components
  2. Applied Materials Development for Hot Gas Path Hydrogen Turbine Components
  3. Fundamental Materials Development for Hydrogen Rotating Detonation Engines


DOE expects to make up to eight awards for up to $800,000 each with a minimum of a 20% cost-sharing from the awardees.

FOA 3016 Funding Table

Key Dates

FOA Issue Date: 09/07/2023
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 12/05/2023 at 11:59 PM ET
Expected Date for Selection Notifications: January 2024

Additional Information


Last Updated: December 6, 2023