The Industrial Demonstrations Program (IDP) will accelerate decarbonization projects in energy-intensive industries and provide American manufacturers a competitive advantage in the race to lead the world in low- and net-zero carbon manufacturing. This program will be a central driver in helping solidify a “first-mover” advantage for U.S. industry, bolstering its competitiveness globally for decades into the future. Learn more.
$6,300,000,000 in Funding
Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, the Industrial Demonstrations Program received a combined $6.3 billion to support the advancement of transformational technologies necessary to decarbonize the U.S. industrial sector.
- Learn more about the Industrial Demonstration Program Concept Paper encourage/discourage notifications, issued June 2023.
- Read the Funding Opportunity Announcement, issued March 2023.
- Read the Funding Opportunity Announcement Press Release, issued March 2023.
- Review the Community Benefits Plan Guidance, issued March 2023.
- View the Funding Notice webpage, issued March 2023.
- View the previously issued Notice of Intent and OCED News Alert, issued December 2022.
Concept Papers due
April 21, 2023
Full Applications due
August 11, 2023
Expected Timeframe for
Winter 2023/24 – Spring 2024
Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations
Winter 2023/24 – Spring 2024
U.S. industry is a backbone of the nation’s economy, producing the goods critical to everyday life, employing millions of Americans in high-quality jobs, and providing an economic anchor for thousands of communities. Yet the energy- and carbon-intensity of the sector, which contributes nearly one third of the nation’s primary energy-related carbon dioxide, pose a significant challenge as the economy transitions towards net-zero because:
- Industry uses many energy sources including natural gas, petroleum, coal, electricity, and renewable sources including biomass.
- Industry has a wide array of industrial processes and operations.
- Emissions come from not only heat and power fuel but also from feedstocks and processes.
The Industrial Demonstrations Program will fund projects that focus on the highest emitting and hardest to abate industries where decarbonization technologies can have the greatest impact: iron and steel, cement and concrete, chemicals and refining, food and beverage, paper and forest products, aluminum, other energy-intensive manufacturing industries and cross-cutting technologies.
Demonstrating the technical and commercial viability of first- or early-of-a-kind commercial-scale industrial decarbonization approaches will promote widespread technology implementation and drive a U.S. edge in low- and net-zero carbon manufacturing while helping to substantiate a market for low-carbon products.
Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, non-profit entities, for-profit entities, tribal nations, state and local governmental entities, incorporated consortia, and unincorporated consortia. Download the full funding opportunity for more information on eligibility.
Industrial production processes, including technologies and processes that:
- Achieve emissions reduction in high emissions industrial materials production processes, including production processes for iron, steel, steel mill products, aluminum, cement, concrete, glass, pulp, paper, and industrial ceramics;
- Achieve emissions reduction in medium- and high-temperature heat generation;
- Achieve emissions reduction in chemical production processes, including by incorporating, if appropriate and practicable, principles, practices, and methodologies of sustainable chemistry and engineering;
- Leverage smart manufacturing technologies and principles, digital manufacturing technologies, and advanced data analytics to develop advanced technologies and practices in information, automation, monitoring, computation, sensing, modeling, and networking;
- Leverage the principles of sustainable manufacturing to minimize the potential negative environmental impacts of manufacturing while conserving energy and resources;
- Increase the energy efficiency of industrial processes.
- View the OCED Industrial Demonstrations Program Factsheet.
- View the slides and previously recorded Concept Paper Feedback Webinar held June 2023.
- View the slides and previously recorded Funding Opportunity Announcement Informational Webinar held March 2023.
- Watch the previously issued Notice of Intent Informational Webinar, presented February 2023.
- For more information on the Industrial Decarbonization Demonstration Projects, contact OCED@hq.doe.gov.
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