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.

Program Announcements

Find details about the program’s funding opportunity below and read about the latest updates on the Industrial Demonstrations Program here.

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Concept Papers due

April 21, 2023

Full Applications due

August 11, 2023

Expected Timeframe for
Selection Notifications

Winter 2023/24 – Spring 2024

Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations

Winter 2023/24 – Spring 2024

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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 Uses

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.

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