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The Plastics Innovation Challenge includes Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) from across the participating offices at the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal partners. 

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Notices of Intent

When they are available, Notices of Intent (NOI) for future FOAs will appear here.

Open Funding Opportunity Announcements

Funding Opportunity for BOTTLE: “Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment.”

This $25 million FOA for plastics recycling research and development is offered by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Advanced Manufacturing Office. The BOTTLE FOA will support the development of new plastics that are capable of efficient recyclability and on improving recycling strategies that can break existing plastics into chemical building blocks that can be used to make higher-value products.

Funding Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase 1 Innovation Projects

This $40 million FOA is offered by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program for phase I innovation projects for FY2020. This year’s topics cover key agency priorities such as critical materials, energy storage, grid integration, water security, cybersecurity, and the circular economy.

Notice of Intent for Joint Funding Opportunity to Advance DOE’s Plastics Innovation Challenge

DOE will issue a joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment.” This FOA, jointly funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office and Advanced Manufacturing Office, supports the Department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies. This FOA will support high-impact research and development for plastics by developing new bio-based plastics that are capable of efficient recyclability and developing improved recycling strategies that can break down existing plastics into chemical building blocks that can be used to make higher-value products.

Closed Funding Opportunity Announcements

 

Funded Projects