U.S.-Israel Integrated Energy and Desalination Design Challenge Lab Call

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On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the U.S.-Israel Integrated Energy and Desalination Design Challenge. Through this Challenge, DOE and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW) will encourage leading engineers in the U.S. and Israel to design a novel integrated energy and desalinization system that could be suitable for both countries. The Challenge seeks desalination systems that can flexibly balance their input and output flows of water, electricity, and wastes as required by water demand, electricity system services, and environmental goals.  Challenge specifications have been developed jointly by U.S. and Israeli experts.

This Lab Call, supported by DOE’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, represents the U.S. side of the Challenge. Applications must be led by National Laboratories, but partnerships with outside organizations including industry, utilities, academia, nonprofits, and others are highly encouraged. There is a parallel competition for Israeli applicants. There will be a joint U.S. and Israel workshop in early 2017, where the U.S. and Israeli Challenge winners will be selected. Complete details and application instructions are included in the Lab Call document and associated documents below.