Office: Carbon Management
FOA number: DE-FOA-0003081
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Background Information

On August 11, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced its intent to publish a series of funding opportunities for projects and prizes focused on supporting the development and commercialization of a suite of carbon dioxide removal technologies. These efforts will collectively support the Carbon Negative Shot, part of DOE's larger Energy Earthshots Initiative and the U.S. government’s first major effort to help spur innovation and position U.S. enterprises as leaders in research, manufacturing, and deployment in the carbon dioxide removal industry. The Earthshot sets a goal to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it at meaningful scales for less than $100 per net metric ton of carbon dioixde-equivalent within the decade.

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. 

Anticipated Areas of Interest

This notice of intent has four areas of interest:

  1. Small Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage Pilots: Expected funding for up to 5 biomass carbon removal with sequestration or utilization (including electricity, liquid transportation fuels, hydrogen, pyrolysis, gasification, and/or burial, sinking, and alternative conversion or sequestration method) pilots from enacted authorities and appropriations.
  2. Small Mineralization Pilots: Expected funding for up to 10 enhanced mineralization pilots with appropriate measurement, reporting, and verification from enacted authorities and appropriations. Enhanced mineralization pilots will demonstrate the potential to leverage alkaline material and accelerated weathering techniques to hasten the rate of carbon dioxide sequestration in ex-situ or surficial contexts.
  3. Multi-Pathway Carbon Dioxide Removal Testbed Facilities: Expected funding for up to 5 carbon dioxide removal testbed facilities suitable for evaluating, developing, and integrating multiple carbon dioxide removal pathways across different ecosystems, climates, and communities. Testbeds should demonstrate capacity to accommodate and enhance the testing of several carbon dioxide removal pathways with common infrastructure, interdisciplinary assessment, and commercialization support.
  4. Small Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal Pilots: Expected funding for up to 5 marine carbon dioxide removal pilot projects, in lab, closed-system, and representative field pilot environments, to demonstrate the feasibility, cost, and scalability of both biotic and abiotic ocean-based approaches, including direct ocean capture of carbon dioxide, ocean alkalinity enhancement (mineral and electrochemical), and micro- and macroalgae-based pathways.

Key Dates

NOI Issue Date: 8/10/2023

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: August 11, 2023