The Strategy for Plastics Innovation (SPI) includes Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) from across the participating offices at the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Funding Opportunity Announcement Notices of Intent

No relevant notices of intent are available at this time.

Open Funding Opportunities

No relevant funding opportunities are open at this time.

Closed Funding Opportunity Announcements

Opportunity Type Office Name and FY TRL Topic
Funding Opportunity Announcements BES FY2020: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) 1-2 Center for Plastics Innovation; Institute for Cooperative Upcycling of Plastics
BES FY2021: Chemical Upcycling of Polymers 1-2 Chemical Upcycling
BES FY22: Chemical and Materials Sciences To Advance Clean Energy Technologies and Low-Carbon Manufacturing 1-2 Basic and fundamental chemical and materials sciences that underpin clean energy technologies and low-
carbon manufacturing
BER FY2021: Systems Biology of Bioenergy-Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts 1-2 Subtopic: Biological plastic upcycling organism design
BER FY 2022 Biosystems Design for Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biomaterials 1-2 Genome-wide design and editing, and in vivo or cell-free engineering technologies for eukaryotic or prokaryotic microbes to produce biofuels, bioproducts, or biomaterials from lignocellulosic biomass, petroleum-derived synthetic polymers, or as a byproduct of photosynthesis
FECM FY2020: Enabling Gasification of Blended Coal, Biomass and Plastic Wastes to Produce Hydrogen with Potential for Net Negative Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2-3 Co-gasification of coal, biomass, and plastic wastes for production of hydrogen and fuels with negative carbon potential
FECM FY22: Carbon Management 3-5 Carbon conversion, carbon dioxide removal, point source carbon capture, and carbon storage
EERE FY2020: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) FOA 2-4 Polymer redesign for recyclability and biodegradability; chemical, biological, thermal, and mechanical deconstruction and upcycling
ARPA-E FY2020: Recycle Underutilized Solids to Energy (REUSE) 2-4 Convert unrecyclable plastic and paper into liquid intermediates upgradable into fuels or chemicals
EERE FY2020: Bioenergy Technologies Office FY2020 Multi-Topic FOA 2-4 Subtopic: Technologies to transform urban and suburban wastes including plastic into products
EERE Funding Opportunity: Single-Use Plastic Recycling (SUPR) 2-5  
Small Business Innovation Research Solicitations (SBIR) EERE FY2020: Phase 1 Novel Utilization Strategies for Ocean Plastic Waste 2-4 Utilization of ocean plastic waste
EERE FY2021: Phase 1 Compatibilizers of Existing Plastics 2-4 Novel compatibilizer strategies to enable more efficient recycling of mixed plastics
EERE FY2019: Phase 1 Release 2—Reshaping Plastic Design and Degradation for the Bioeconomy 2-4 Novel methods for plastic redesign and upcycling
Institute Project Calls EERE FY2021: Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE), a Manufacturing USA Institute Project Call 3-7 Enable U.S. manufacturers to increase the recovery, recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing of plastics, metals, electronic waste, and fibers

ARPA-E = Advanced Research Projects Agency | BER = Biological and Environmental Research | BES = Basic Energy Sciences | EERE = Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy |