Office: Carbon Management
FOA number: DE-FOA-0003122
Download the full notice of intent: FedConnect

Background Information

On December 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) issued a notice of intent (NOI) to provide funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for large-scale conversion of carbon emissions into environmentally responsible and economically valuable products. Projects will develop the sustainable feedstocks and conversion technologies necessary to produce crucial fuels, materials, and other carbon-based products that are better for the environment than current petroleum-derived components. This effort supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, as well as the goals of DOE’s Clean Fuels and Products Energy Earthshot. 

The program will benefit manufacturers, technology providers, and the general public by advancing the commercial viability of and consumer access to less expensive and more environmentally friendly products and services.

This funding is provided from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Section 40302. 

This notice of intent (NOI) is issued so that interested parties are aware of the DOE’s intention to issue a funding opportunity announcement in the near term.  Any information contained in this NOI is subject to change without notice.Full applications are not being accepted at this time.  [for NOIs only]

Anticipated Areas of Interest

If issued, the funding will support two areas of focus: 

  1. research and development of electrochemical conversion processes that convert carbon emissions into valuable products such as engineering polymer/resin precursors, specialty chemicals, and commodity chemicals
  2. feasibility studies that examine retrofitting refineries for carbon utilization and production of value-added products. 

Expected Funding

The anticipated award sizes are as follows: (i) Electrochemical Conversion: $7.5 million (of which $1.5 million is the Applicant’s cost share); (ii) Refinery Retrofits: $1.25 million (of which $250,000 is the Applicant’s cost share).

All projects will require a minimum 20% cost share commitment from the applicants.

Key Dates

NOI Issue Date:12/21/2023
Expected FOA Issue Date:First Quarter of 2024

Additional Information

  • There are several registration requirements that must be completed in order to submit an application, which can take a minimum of 44 days to complete. Failure to complete these requirements could interfere with an applicant's ability to apply. Download the full notice of intent on FedConnect for detailed submission and registration requirements.

 

Last Updated: December 21, 2023